1. I find a very pleasing little puzzle game: Prune. When we go outside, I look at trees in a new light.

2. The weather brightens as we walk. Down near the canal, we watch a dog bounce towards a duck then later, her brother swims directly across the water to greet some people on the other side – his little head and nose make him look like an otter. (They also both find my treat filled coat pocket.)

3. John’s best chapatis yet.