Friday, May 10, 2013

Bank Holidays in France

In France, Bank Holidays don't move around to the nearest Monday like they do in the UK. Sometimes, this means they all fall at the weekend, and we get no extra days off.
But sometimes, they fall in the week and we get crazy amounts of time off - hurray! This last week we had VE day (Wednesday 8th May) and Ascension Day (Thursday 9th) - it was a weekend in the middle of the week, and we enjoyed it to the full, despite a bit of rain.
Son 2 and Ben worked together to construct a small hutch for the new guinea pigs. They came with all their accommodation, but we think that the garden they were in before was more sheltered, and we feel happier now that they have a proper bit of 'indoors' to go into at night, when they are in their run on the lawn. They love the new home, and Son 2 is so happy that his work has been appreciated... and it's fantastic for Ben to have shared projects with the boys.

5 comments:

Pom Pom said...

Hi Floss! It is so interesting to read about "days off" around the world. I am very ready for the "summer off" and I have three weeks to go.
Hooray for a guinea hutch! I like the sound g. pigs make, like water bubbling.

Primroses Attic said...

So lovely you are looking after your little friends. And a great project for all the family to work together on. Love Hols wish there were more.
Rosezeeta.

polkadotpeticoat said...

Enjoy your Holiday with the extra bonus of getting projects done too....always a joy to work with the kids too!
Heidi

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Public holiday is always good to have. Our next one coming up is the queen's birthday, can't wait.

Enjoy

James Harry said...

It was lovely blog! A great project for all the family to work together. Thanks for sharing nice information about Holiday.....