6:43 am. The morning is greeted with a PON howl of delight. It's going to be the best day ever.
The Radio France weather forecast says the South West is bathed in glorious sunshine. It proves to be overcast and bracingly chill. This year the rape oil fields have been planted with two alternating varieties . One variety has come into bloom before the other. This gives the countryside a striped look. This is the first year we've ever seen this form of planting. Why ?
Fresh peaches in the greengrocers. Like everything else their season is three weeks earlier than usual.
The asparagus which was $4 a kilo has shot up to to $9 but it's of the thick stemmed variety the Germans and Dutch eat with boiled potatoes.