I popped into Kingston to do some sketching (although the primary motivation was to get out of the house and see the world. And I met two people I knew before I even got on the bus, and then another friend on the bus, so my longing to have a chat was satisfied).
I got very cold standing on the bridge (for an hour, maybe more?) drawing the boats and the buildings, so went to the nearest cafe to warm up.
To get to the cafe in John Lewis you must pass through the clothes department (if you can, without being tempted). I’ve been clinging on to my tatty old everyday Winter coat for years now, even though it came from a charity shop in the first place. It’s been great! It’s not waterproof though, and I have been looking for something to keep me warm AND dry for a while. There were racks of lovely looking coats, with furry hoods and cosy pockets. Hey presto! The first one I tried on felt… just right. I did try a couple more, just to be sure, but bought the first one.
And that was that! A good trip to town.