Any regrets about leaving Canada for France are long gone when it comes down to the weather! The summer of 2010 was a stonker – at least for the month of July (we were true Parisiennes, fleeing the city for pretty much the month of August). And Spring 2011 was incredible – no rain and the perfect temperature with the sun shining every day. Meanwhile, Canada seems to have been in a constant state of ‘sprinter’ or ‘wring’ (that’s a nasty cross of winter and spring). Accordingly, we have had at least an additional 2 months of better weather than if we had still been living in Montreal. That is a true result in my mind!
We live in the 6th arrondissement approx 5 minutes walk from the Jardin du Luxembourg. And Saturday was one of those perfect summer days which sends us running for a chair in some shade in the park. There’s no sitting on the grass here – if you dare to, you will get chased off by a gendarme de jardin, complete with piercing whistle (as we found out last year in the middle of a picnic with my mum and dad, and G’s brother and his family).
After a while, my tummy started to rumble. As we didn’t want to give up our seats, I went to the nearby Bread & Roses bakery and picked up some supplies. One of which was a just-the-right-density seeded baguette with thinly shaved pastrami. OMG yum!
Will definitely go back there again for our ready-made picnics, if not just for another taste of that pastrami (definitely not something you find with ease in Paris).