Tennis has begun at Roland Garros here in Paris. Maurice and I both used to play tennis and although that is no longer the case, we still like to watch it. There is a wonderful ambience there and we love to go. Sometimes we buy tickets being hawked outside of the complex but this year we entered a lottery for a chance to buy tickets and are going twice.
We got to see Serena Williams, an American, play. I have to say that I have seen her play better tennis. She made all sorts of errors and nearly lost. She has an apartment in Paris, by the way. Maybe one of these days I will bump into her if I happen to be in the 6th.
Of course, there isn’t always sunshine. There were two hours of rain the day we were there. They were really efficient at covered and uncovering the court. It got very cool very quickly. I was wearing light jeans and a T-shirt and brought along a light sweater and, luckily, put a rain cover in my bag. I put all of this on and was still cold so I bought a really cute light sweat shirt jacket and put this on too. The combined colors were light green T-shirt, light brown jeans, black sweater, lavender rain coat and the coral jacket I bought. I also was wearing a green and orange baseball cap. All of the colors showed too as there were all sorts of lengths hanging here and there. I was lovely, I tell you.
One of the sponsors of Roland Garros is Peugeot, the car company. They have a very interesting store on Champs Elysees and I noticed that they sold little glass jars of the famous red soil from the tennis grounds which makes me wonder if perhaps I could sell air from Paris in a cute little vial.