On the tube to pick Tony & family up, I read The Girl Who Played with Fire. The sense of detachment I’ve been feeling lately stays with me all day, even after we see each other. After about 3 minutes of clinging to me, Jake takes to them like a duck to water, particularly his cousin Alyx with whom he started building tower blocks straight away. With so many people around, I am no longer his centre of attention. I take them on a walk to the marshes, when Jake fell asleep. But they manage to stay awake until 7:30pm.