1. Smoked salmon, smoked trout and buttered black bread for supper. With bubbly.
2. Old Acquaintance, directed by Vincent Sherman, 1943. Bette Davis to Miriam Hopkins: "There comes a time in a woman's life, Millie, when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne."
3. Between the Woods and the Water, Patrick Leigh Fermor:
"An owl woke in the wood, and a bit later, the sound of rustling brought me back from the brink of sleep. Stalks and wheat-ears swished together and two pale shapes scampered into the open, chased about the stubble, then halted, gazing at each other raptly. They were two hares. Looking much bigger than life-size, motionless and moon-struck, they were sitting bolt upright with ears pricked."