The weather is appalling. Chilly, raining, dark. Ugh. Just like London without any of the charm. I had to meet with my daughter’s teacher today for a parent-teacher conference and now it’s off for allergy shots and dance class. On days like today, I almost instinctively reach for my uniform. Incotex charcoal trousers with a bit of sheen to them, a white shirt (soon to give way to the pinks and ice blues as any hint of summer colour my face had fades into memory) and a black silk polo. On my feet are one of those regrettable purchases: Steve Madden Double Monks. The leather is awful, but the soles are rubber and that’s the thing in this weather.