1. John’s dad joins me at the allotment to make plans for fences and benches. After he leaves, I prepare beds for spring: they look so neat in their black blankets.

2. Kaufman accidentally swallows one of Lily’s Tramadol and spends the day as high as a kite. His eyes turn an inky black from dilation and he gazes around the room without rest. He is clearly ill at ease but he finds stroking very enjoyable and purrs echo around the room.

3. Stripping back words – it only takes the removal of a few to improve the whole section of the tone.