1) First time ever in a political demo: yesterday evening I joined Sue in Parliament Square for the CND rally against the Trident replacement. Worryingly, I also bought a brown corduroy jacket from Oxfam the other day. Am I turning into a leftie?
2) First time this season in the air: I just got back from a glorious afternoon paragliding at Butser Hill. I can still fly! It wasn't just a crazy dream.
3) First time for 30 years I've been offered a place at university: today I was notified that my application to do a Masters in Neuroscience at Kings was successful. Scary stuff - now the ball is firmly in my court.