Thursday, February 6, 2020
In Europe it can rain a lot; what would we do without an umbrella?
But where does the umbrella originally come from? The first parasols were used in ancient times, and the word "parasol" means “against the sun”. Later, in the 18th century, the umbrella followed and derived from the French word "parapluie" which means “against the rain”. The umbrella as we now it know, was designed by the British metal worker Samuel Fox.
Umbrellas are always handy because we all know how unfortunate it is to end up in a rain shower without an umbrella in hand? There is always one at home or in the back of the car and quite often we end up purchasing one en route because we don't want to be caught mid shower without one!
These umbrella’s are available in many colours, shapes and sizes. What about transparent umbrellas, umbrellas that change colour in the rain, umbrellas in the shape of an animal, with animal prints, with a different interior and exterior and umbrellas with cheerful floral prints.
There are also special children's umbrellas, glow in the dark umbrellas, "love" umbrellas (where you can walk comfortably with two) and walking cane umbrellas, to be used as a walking stick when it is not raining, so a real two in one. The right umbrella for everyone.