I met the loveliest 3-year-old today, with sparkling blue eyes.

Emmanuel, she said her name was.

I asked her what she liked to do, and she said, build houses.

She brought her little fox, in a pram, "to the market", to buy "biscuits and jelly babies".

She came back from the market with several wooden toys. She gave me one, saying, "I bought bananas for you."

And then, later…

"Yummy yummy yummy for my tummy tummy tummy."

Did I say how her eyes sparkled?