rainy days are perfect for doing one’s taxes, cleaning the apartment, reading a good book, writing a story – or for staring randomly into space, sleeping and dosing for a couple of hours, drinking hot chocolate and generally being melancholic – i chose the latter and am now confronted with a choice of getting out of my nightie and comfortable pink polka-dot robe to go out shopping and maybe taking my mind of things or snuggle up under the blankets, hot waterbottle and a cheesy movie – tough call, really – perhaps, shopping for more chocolate, chips and puddings first, then snuggling up? – that would also give me a chance to put on my wellies and splash through the rain …

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