Today I had 50 minutes to myself in Covent Garden. It was dark, it was raining, I was alone.
First stop: M&S for an umbrella. I lost two umbrellas in one day a couple of weeks ago, and my beloved huge one was too broken to go any longer.
After that, what followed was possibly the best shopping I have ever done. I knew what I wanted to get, but there was also nobody else there to insist on going in here, and here, ooh and here to spend that gift card they still have, so I had time to enter whichever shop took my fancy too.
I came away with a christmas present, some lip balm and a lovely new jumper from a cute boutique called Red Rockin' Robin. Now on my wishlist is one of their gorgeous fake fur gilets. I'm going back, by myself.