I couldn't care less about the Melbourne Cup, it's not really my scene - so instead I spent the day with my friend, Leigh. We went to a cafe and talked for hours over coffee, cake and olives. Then once the rain had cleared we walked through the botanical gardens. Such a lovely day. There's something majestically tranquil about rain on warm days, regardless of whether you're inside or out. And although the day wasn't quite as we originally planned - I think it turned out better.