No matter where you are in the world and what you are planning to do – you can’t control the weather.
We are currently house-swapping – living in a house in Melbourne’s outer eastern suburbs while the owners are enjoying our house in central France.
Coming to the end of winter here in the Southern hemisphere, we were treated to a couple of spring-like days over the last week – teasing us with a glimpse of the end of what has been a very long, cold, wet winter – or perhaps we are just spoilt, not actually having lived through an entire Melbourne winter for the last 4 years?
Meanwhile, in our gorgeous town of Argenton-sur-Creuse, our house-swappers complained that “L’été n’est pas très chaud à Argenton” (Summer is not very hot in Argenton) and I raised my eyebrows in distinct lack of sympathy. But after checking the local weather forecast – via the weather tracker at the bottom of my blog page – I could understand why they were complaining.
With forecast maximums from just 18 to a more respectable 24 degrees Celsius for the next week, a few rather cool nights (even down to 14 degrees) and some showers, they did have reason to be rather disappointed if they were expecting a “real” summer by Australian standards.
But Argenton is in central France, and you need to head further south if you really want high temperatures. However, in terms of averages, they are doing quite well for this time of year – now heading towards Autumn as it is in the Northern hemisphere.
In our experience, clouds quickly clear to reveal gorgeous blue skies, and it can actually feel quite hot there at 24 degrees which sounds mighty good to us. We would trade places with them in a heartbeat.
But whatever the weather, we love Argenton-sur-Creuse and can’t wait to get back there ourselves. We have finally booked our return tickets and will be spending winter in France this time – and hoping it will snow for us once more.
Argenton is extra pretty with sunshine making the snow on the rooftops sparkle.