Weather and same-sex marriage compete for news
I am in France for summer, although it can be hardly called that at the moment.
Here is a short report of first impressions.
It seems that with the financial crisis, high unemployment, and the catastrophic management of Europe by EU bureaucrats with their passive politicians, the only thing going at the moment is that the sun is approaching the solstice with hope of warmer weather. Even for French Mothers Day, Sunday, 26 May, the flowers traditionally offered to mothers have increased in price due to the bad weather; the traditional peony has gone from 27 euro for 20 up to 32 euros for only 15.