Its strange when you think about it, I handle heat very bad, but still just love 30 degrees or more. Yes, I look like a huge lump of hair and sweat, but still it is so nice. But there is always a but, this is also the only season I can miss something from Stockholm and Sweden. The access to the sea, lakes just a bike ride or short bus ride away. Not possible in Paris, you have the parks, but it do not feel 100% to go to a park full of people and undress to your speedos and lay down for a few hours.
And now with Corona in the air, its actually a really stupid idea.
But again, its warm, and nice, and thanks heaven for Perrier.
Finally had some time to look at the smart playlist for June 2019, the songs listen to the most and here are the top 10 (see picture). I know, not much match the official charts in Sweden or France… Not the world to be honest but still the best party playlist ever.
Hopefully my blog followers will take a few minutes to listen to some of the songs and maybe, just maybe, find a new summer 2019 favorite tune. It’s time to create that “Summer 2019 Soundtrack”.
Welcome the first day July 2019, this picture is the first one taken this month, Metro Station Guy Moquet and the early Paris life, a Paris waking up to another nice day (even if not as hot as the pasted week).
At the same time my random playlist decide to pitch “Clabbe” and “An evening in Paris” – Can life be better?
Today, have no idea from what time (can’t find the info) for the release of the tickets to Myléne Farmer 2019 – The film in November 2019.
I struggle… Buy or not, for heavens sake the film will be released on DVD and I have seen the show twice already, I kind of between two bales of hay or maybe a rock and a hard place.
Again it is a once in a lifetime experience but for a movie? Really Mr Björn, think think think
Beside this it is another major hot fantastic day in Paris. And of course it’s never fun to work when it’s extremely hot and the Paris Metro ligne 13 smells extra nice when people sweat as pigs but still… It’s summer, it’s hot, it’s amazing.
Remember this in February when winter never seems to end, whatever Greta Thunberg say.
The so called African Heat already in Paris and the Swedish News are full of it. Panic! Thank you Greta Thunberg. It’s not unheard of weeks with tropical nights in Sweden. I remember many summer nights when people sleep on their balconies and that was way before Greta entered the scene.
In any case, this is kind of 1000 times better than -40 and winter so enjoy it while it last. Myself, I am terrible when it comes to drinking enough water during heat waves and that’s why I always have a kidney stone attack a few weeks after some time in warm weather, and I expect the same now in France.
It works during weekends, at home, then I drink so much Perrier that the trip to the supermarket carrying it home is an work out on its own merits. But in the week… No… I do’t know why, but I can’t drink when I’m not thirsty.
At least Paris woke up to a fantastic sky this morning. Let’s see how the day will end.
So, yesterday Paris really meet summer, for real. Finally according to me… But as always heat is only fun when you don’t work so I hope for more modest temperatures during the week. A week full of stuff I must do before one week of “vacation”. Vacation within brackets since having visitors from Sweden over actually not so much of a vacation. It’s fun but you need to do the tourism tour a Paris… This time I can enjoy the fact that my guest been in Paris before so not son much sights this time.
Enjoy Paris now… Locals and Tourists
Paris, official summer day 1. Daylight saving is on and people are extra grumpy and walk around like zombies. It will take a week, at least, for most of us to adapt.
Make nu important decision this week please…
And try not believe any strange news today in any country with Aprils fool or find yourself with a fish on your back in France.
Maybe the best thing EU ever done
So finally we might get rid of the stupid idea of daylight saving time in Europe. Face the facts, Sweden don’t need it, if anything we need winter daylight saving. And to move the the daylight to appear in the evening during winter one hour is a joke. We need to adjust the “normal” time with 4 – 5 hours. Try that as a project…
The picture found on internet, please tell me if not allowed to use it
So, now we really there…
Now, when I wake up in the morning it is actually dark more or less until I leave for the bus and I really meet the morning light when I reach work (picture).
Working through my photo library from my years in Paris I notice that the sunlight situation more or less the same in late August, so also the change of the colors of the trees but it looks like the amount of degrees in the early morning is lower 2018. People actually dress like early winter days back in Stockholm. And today the bus had the heat on… Awful, it was like stepping into a pre-heated sauna.
But with a fantastic summer behind us we are most likely to suffer a cold and long winter, that is Ior’ism (Eeyoreism) the only “religion” I can sign off on. Winnie the Poohs donkey friend and his “it can only get worse” insight really is the only thing you can be sure of.
If a good thing is “10” you know that what will come after is a bad “20”. All good things happening in your life will hit you back times two. Knowing this, as Ior (Eeyore), you will never be disappointed in life and soon you will see you are ready to follow a cartoon donkey and his views on life, the glass in always half empty, after rain it comes more rain even if it might be sun for a second or two…
Björn (actually not a pessimist)