1. The local supermarket (think Tesco Metro) is celebrating its third birthday. There is cake laid out on the table: individual slices on paper plates, with plastic spoons, all free for customers so they can share in the celebrations.
2. I do a French lesson on Skype, with a guy whom I started teaching as winter was arriving. Now, it's spring; he's sitting on his balcony and the birds are singing at me through the computer screen.
3. He tells me his two-year-old has been picking up some French: "oh la la," she says, and "je ne suis pas contente". I imagine that's unbelievably cute.