1. Lily is clearly in a cuddly mood. She crept up between us during the night before retreating again, but as soon as she sees I’m awake, she returns. She rests her head on my pillow and snuggles with me until John wakes up too.

2. I spend longer than I intended writing the review but it’s enjoyable to get my thoughts straight – and to learn what I should avoid (in order to appeal to someone like me) in my work.

3. Like magic, I can suddenly twist my neck another few degrees.