Sunday morning there was a long line at my favourite boulangerie near where my friend lives in Paris. Normally, any line and I would decide I didn't need whatever was at the end of the line, but the desire for pain au chocolat was too great. The sign on the door said that Blé (wheat) had gone up 36% in the last three months. However the taste was worth the wait and the higher prices.
At the coffee shop at the Gare de Austerlitz asks people to put their trays away because of the pigeons. As I read it a pigeon landed on one of the tables and removed a crumb or two while I watched.