Today the temperature has plummeted, almost ten degrees C cooler than it was yesterday. Wintry temperatures came up from the south made it the perfect day to meet up with my newly retired friend. We went to our local cafe for brunch , and over eggs and smoked salmon and a flat white, we chatted about gardening and house maintenance, TV, puzzles, politics both domestic and international, recipes, and magazines, et al. After years in an office, she is feeling a bit isolated, so getting together was great. Then a former boss walked past us, and we had a pleasant if short reunion. All as it blew and rained outside. A perfect miserable-day rendezvous.