French press coffee – refilled time and time again. Book pages softly rustling as they are turned. List-making (to-do’s, wishes, ideas, hopes). Flinging curtains open and simultaneously crossing fingers for what’s on the weather menu. Sunrise dew glistening on blades of grass, patiently waiting to be trimmed. A dog walk – earlyish – punctuated with snatches of conversation and admiring budding trees along the way. Breakfast: porridge topped with bananas and blueberries, often with a hidden square of chocolate melted inside. 5-minutes yoga practice. An episode of Friends watched whilst makeup application happens (or often, doesn’t). Another half-cup of coffee. Then, 9.30am — work.