1) Three cheap fountain pens I had ordered for everyday use and abuse arrived in the post, and they are as good as people who know more than me promised they'd be. 2) I've been able to find an old but still working laptop that the nuns at a nearby Carmelite convent told me they need. It's always good to give old objects a second life and help others at the same time. 3) I had a nice chat with a guy I know by sight. After several years seeing each other while commuting by coach, we sat together and got into conversation, and I've learnt some interesting things about his work as a veterinary inspector.