A rare dry day to explore. Essentials are a leather bound diary to scribble and press flowers in, letter from a friend; to carry away and read in private, among dew and January wind. Simple accoutrements; kohl-black dress and a pillar-box red beret. Silver rings. Dark circles from late nights watching films. A Royal Affair, Anna Karenina, Mrs Brown.
Now a return to rain. Wet clouds, so grey that day turns into an eternal evening. Soggy streets, soup & redrafting stories is the order of the day.