Usually when I go and meet My Man in the city after work, I wait at our designated meeting place.
Sometimes I go earlier to do the shopping then it's all done by the time he arrives. I have always done the shopping and then made my way straight to where we meet, and wait.
Today, it was wet. It was cold and it was windy. I had to do some shopping which I did, and then, as I came out I looked up at the almost dark sky (it was 17h00), at the rain pelting down, and thought it looked all rather dramatic. The pedestrian walkways were bobbing with umbrellas, and it suddenly felt rather surreal.
Knowing I still had at least 20 min before he arrived, I opened my umbrella and decided to embrace the weather, and for 20 minutes I strolled around the cobbled streets in the rain and the twilight, and for the first time I really felt as though I could do winter.
It was really quite a lovely 20 minutes.