It’s very difficult for us, Mediterranean people, to understand the importance that nice weather has in countries where sunny days and warm temperatures are so rare!
Last winter has been long and very wet. There have been important floods near London. The sun was weak and often hidden behind dark clouds. Hats, gloves and scarves hid people’s faces and hands… So sad!
Suddenly in March the temperature rises and the sun really shines. And the city changes! Parks and gardens fill up with smiling people and some curious facts start…
In the week, clerks and students, shoppers and workers, have lunch outside, eating and laughing…
At the weekend the parks are full of families and friends playing football, cricket, rugby, volleyball, lacrosse…
People take off jumpers, jackets and socks, and walk barefoot on the grass.
Thousands of small colourful flowers appear on the ground. Daffodils mark the start of the spring and they are everywhere… Also in many buttonholes!
Everybody seems happier! Spring is perfect time to visit London.
Finally… one question, a difficult one!: What are the two essential things you need to play lacrosse?
Flood: the inundation of land because of heavy rains or high level of a river.
Buttonhole: the hole in the clothes for passing the button… (En català: trau, en castellà: ojal)