The weather in Melbourne has been more odd than usual lately. I’d almost say it’s been a bit tropical (almost). It’s summer here, so it’s been warm. But it’s also been very, very rainy.
And my favourite thing about rain is the fact that I get to pretend that I’m a little bit French and rock an excellent umbrella.
The French take their umbrellas very seriously. We were delighted when we stumbled across a little boutique in Lyon that sold nothing but umbrellas. The store was packed from floor to ceiling with umbrellas in every size and colour imaginable. And I love the umbrella I purchased that day, as well as the memories that it evokes every time I have to put it up. The care the French staff took in teaching me all about my umbrella was a masterclass in customer service.
I love wandering Parisian streets in the rain. Partly because the wide footpaths make it easier navigate your way with an umbrella but mostly due to the fact that I can check out all the fabulous umbrellas. I’m always enchanted by the cherry red ones (my next umbrella will be red) but I also happily admire the blue and green ones, and some of striped ones are just gorgeous!
So to Frenchify Your Friday this week, why not do a little stocktake of your umbrella situation. If your umbrella is looking a little bedraggled it might be time to invest in one that you would be proud to carry in France.
All the best for a fabulous Friday.
Until next time – au revoir.