I know that I am uterly wet and a wede but one look at the weather chart for Montreal from today onwards has filled me with cold-based fear. I hadn’t quite realised it would be so cold – someone commented on here last week that it was really quite warm at 10C, so I just presumed it would stay like that. Right now, I am choosing not to process that tomorrow night’s mercury will dip to -29C, because that is unimaginably cold. And I am not much more cheered by the knowledge that the moment I arrive (Tuesday afternoon) the temperature drops 11 degrees. Splendid!
Incipient hypothermia aside, I AM looking forward to my whistlestop jaunt to Quebec. After mangling the French language in Marrakech last week, it’ll be fun to murder it again in Montreal. (Although of course my Parisian friends would have it that the Quebecois murder it every time they open their mouths. Sorry guys, just sayin’.)
There are lots of firsts: my first trip to Canada full stop, as well as my first flight on Air Canada, my first stay at the W Montreal, and my first chance to poke around the city, so lots to report back on. I am only there for two nights – arrive Tuesday afternoon, leave on the red eye on Thursday night, and will be in meetings all day Weds & Thurs, but if anyone has any good suggestions for what I should do on Tuesday later afternoon and evening, I’m all (covered in furry hat) ears.
Addendum: Just received the following Tweets. Thanks guys! Now I KNOW to pack the Moscow kit!
@eliizabeth: @LibertyLndnGirl we also just got like fifteen cm of snow over yesterday and today!
@CaroIssa: @LibertyLndnGirl have fun in my hometown, despite the cold. And it’ll be COLD!
@sashasarah: @LibertyLndnGirl don’t forget to lower those numbers with the wind chill:)
@mcusack_romano: @LibertyLndnGirl Ah yes, Canadian winters are *lovely*! Dress warm. x.
@xSarahHayleyx: @LibertyLndnGirl When we went my camera lens kept freezing!!
@LouiseHitch: @LibertyLndnGirl basically like your face will fall off!
@eliizabeth: @LibertyLndnGirl yes! cold weekend ahead too- its gonna feel like -25 with the windchill! yay for mtl…? 🙁