After the dreary summer we’ve had in the UK, being in Paris feel positively tropical. Being able to go out without a coat (let along waterproof trousers and an umbrella) is just wonderful. On our way to dinner this evening we walked along the Seine on the opposite bank people were enjoying the Paris Plague – the temporary beach erected each summer. The sun was glistening on the water and it just felt a world away from our record-breaking wet summer. Hopefully it will hold on for tomorrow so that the sun shines on Mr Wiggins glorious achievements (and us as we wait to cheer him on).