La rentrée: the return of students to school, workers to the office, and tourists back to their homes after the summer holidays, signalling the beginning of Fall.
Well it’s official, I’ve lost that summer feeling. Today is September 1st and with that nasty heat wave finally broken (I wore jeans yesterday… gasp!), Autumn is definitely closing in on us. (Autumn sounds so much nicer than fall, don’t you think? Yes, I think so too.)
Honestly, I’m a little down in the dumps about the whole summer being over thing. It was too fast this year (I know we say that every year but really, it was too too fast, like warp speed fast) and I’m sad to see it go.
To cheer me up, I’ve been trying to focus on some of the positive things about my Autumn, and I thought I’d share them with you. Because really, if I can’t share them with you, then who am I going to share them with…
++ The return of television. I’ve been waiting for new episodes of Revenge, Boardwalk Empire, and Sons of Anarchy (why hello there Jax Teller) all summer long. In fact, I’m pretty sure that if we didn’t have new programming to entertain us each fall, those months would be unbearable, so thank you Hollywood for looking after our mental well being.
++ Not only am I excited about fictional characters on my TV, but two of my very own blogging buddies will be making their television debuts on House Hunters International! First up, Aidan and her brood will grace your American screens on Thursday the 13th of September (set your DVRs people!). And this very weekend, darling New Yorker, Ella Coquine, is filming her segment in Paris. I’m practically bursting at the seams over this. Bursting!
++ W A R D R O B E C H A N G E ! Unpacking my Autumn clothes always feels like I’ve gone shopping. I’m looking forward to wearing cardigans, opaque tights, and boots again. I’ve become bored with my sundresses and shorts (although, next week the temperature is supposed to be back up to 29°C/ 85°F so the summer wardrobe is not being retired quite yet).
++ The return of rugby. Enough said.
++ Being able to go on walks with Fifty without coming across unleashed tourists dogs (a big ol’ pet peeve of mine). I don’t care if you ‘think’ you have the sweetest dog in the world… you never can predict how two dogs will react when they come across each other, so please leash your dog, or at the very least be ready to if needed.
This PSA was brought to you by Sara in Le Petit Village and Fifty.
++ My mother and her friends arriving in two weeks is definitely something to look forward. Not only are they bringing all of my American goodies (Kraft Mac & Cheese yo!) but since they’re on holiday, I’m on holiday too… Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Gordes, Roussillon, Cassis, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Les Baux-de-Provence, and Marseille… my very own staycation.