Friday, 2 May 2008

Word of the day - "Faire le pont", "prendre le pont"

Today we are "making the bridge" or "taking the bridge". This does not mean that we've become civil engineers overnight just that we're taking an extra day's holiday following yesterday's ascencion day holiday (which in France was a double holiday because it was also May 1st - France also has public holidays on May 8th for VE day and on Pentecost Monday. Switzerland doesn't have May 1st or 8th but also has ascencion and Pentecost Monday.)
So here we are on our happy holiday bridge to the weekend. I think I'll have to spend some serious time sitting on the sofa thinking about all the tidying up I could do...