An unexpected picnic with daughter Pippa and grandchildren at Pesnhurst Place, where an obstacle course playground absorbs the children's boundless energy.
There is children's entertainment on the theme of Pinochio on a grass stage in the Penshurst Garden: Actor (To the audience): Do you know who I am?
Grandchild: You're an idiot (idiot is this four-year old's favourite word, his embarassed mother says).
Actor: The critics are here. We've got a critic from the Guardian.
I lose my notebook, and succeed in not getting upset about it.