Remember April? April in Paris?
That glorious month of azure skies and balmy weather just weeks ago, when Parisians were tsk-tsking with worry about abnormally high temperatures and what-will-we-do-if-this-heat-continues?
It's been all downhill since then. The month of June has been significantly cooler, blustery and raw. Sure, we've gotten some much-needed rain, perhaps, but enough already! And what has happened to all the happy springtime attire? Instead of gauzy linen and school's-out frivolous fashion, many Paris denizens are back in light winter jackets (in the morning at least), scarves coiled around necks, and in general the layered look to adjust to the mood swings of la météo.
Tired of shivering, surrendering to defeat, I finally turned the heat back on in my apartment yesterday. C'est un temps de novembre is the word on the streets. Let's hope Mother Nature is fickle and surprises us in a day or two with some good news.
Your umbrella: don't leave home without it.