The weather here on the northern slope of the Alps reminds me a bit of what Paul Maxim wrote not long ago about the weather in the Rochester area. What we have at the moment is more like a late winter with night temperatures below 10°C and 15°C during the day – only the intensive green of the flora is a proof for the early summer.
Taking the train for commuting at least means a relaxed situation without confrontation with testosterone-loaded freedom-on-the-highway seekers, given the waggon’s airspace doesn’t get completely pervaded by the busy chit-chat of students on a school trip. The extended living room, that is so often projected into a car, *can* be a major motivation. That it’s not a sustainable one can easily be blocked out.