How often is it that you run out of all of your major toiletries at once? With the exception of toothpaste and shaving cream, I bought everything else I could possibly need. Well, not really, because let’s face it: I’m a female, and I have countless quantities of lotions, creams, sprays, you name it. But I did buy toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, face wash, and sunscreen today.
The most exciting (but depressingly expensive) purchase was the sunscreen. Summer has arrived in Paris this past weekend, and I have spent a significant amount of time outside. Today it’s a high of 29˚C (that’s in the 80s, for you Fahrenheit people). Hot stuff. Well, I do have some sunscreen that was left over in the apartment when I moved in. But SPF 8 doesn’t work very well for someone with my pale skin tone. (Unless I apply it every 15 minutes, but who wants to spend their day applying sunscreen?)
Usually I get SPF 50 or above, but I decided to go a few euros cheaper and get SPF 30. It can’t be that much of a difference, right?
Here comes the sun
“Here comes the sun!” (My little tribute to the Beatles.)
It feels like summer. I’m honestly not sure I am ready for the heat of summer. But anything is better than the bitter cold we experienced this winter! I just may need to invest in an ice cube tray.
This weekend has been full of sunny adventures.
Friday night: a picnic on the Pont des Arts.
Saturday: lounging in the Jardin de Luxembourg with Sara, Libby and Hannah, and then a long, sunny walk back home. I joined them later that evening for ice cream and white wine.
Sunday: falafel and FroYo in the Marais district. Mmmm, delicious.
Monday: it’s a holiday weekend, so no work today. Nice, but I’m a little tired of hanging out in the sun. However, it’s so nice out that I think I might just go sit in the shade somewhere in the little park nearby. Just wish I had some company!