Came out of Charing Cross tube this morning to drenched streets and dazzling sunshine. Whoa. Must have completely missed a downpour. So pleased I was early enough for a cheeky little detour in Trafalgar Square before my meeting started. Nearly four hours later, the streets were dry and the sun had disappeared. But there were still interesting happenings. And the splendour of Paddington station to catch the train home. From platform 9.