1. Next door’s kitten might be a teenage cat now but his fur is somehow still as soft as velvet. He clambers onto my knee for a hug.

2. John improvises a dish with chicken, paneer and a load of spices. It’s powerful and hot, but delicious and quick.

2b. We bob out for a cheeky waffle & gelato after dinner. I’m glad we live somewhere where this is a thing.

3. I start reading a book that’s been sat on my bedside cabinet for a few weeks. It feels overly written but in a good way: from the outset, the world feels complete.