* all the London picture post-card objects: post-boxes, buses, black cabs, telephone boxes
* the rush of cold air on emerging from the stuffy tube
* summer berries - giant punnets of raspberries for £1.50
* no one inside the pubs... everyone drinking on the pavement outside the pubs
* feeling stretched and achy after pilates on saturday mornings
* words like "splendid," "marvellous" and "tremendous"