1. I recently met an author I greatly admire and he turned out to be quite as charming as he should have been. I came away from the meeting patting myself on the back for handling it in a mature, restrained fashion, polite, entertained and entertaining, neither monopolised nor monopolising. Dana told me I giggled and bridled like a starstruck teenager.
2. When one listens to Jumping Jack Flash as one walks down the road, it is impossible to keep the sashay from the steps or the rocking from the head. Jagger may be a reprehensible old git but boy could he sing.