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Friday, October 24, 2014

Autumn break

Today was the last school day for many kids and teachers. Now they all have one week off during the autumn break.

Well, not everyone waited until 4 pm. Lots of parents (and their children) already left this morning for a trip abroad. I don't know how it is in other countries, but here in Belgium holidays are always more expensive during school holidays. That's the reason why many parents chose to keep their kids away from school for one (or more) day(s), because then they can travel on cheater rates. The minister of education wants to do something about this, but I suppose she will not manage. As long as trips outside schoolholidays remain less expensive, nothing much will change.

So we also have a week off. We don't plan on doing a lot, as my sister suffered her annual sprained ankle (she has weak ligaments and every year she has an accident). She'll rest as much as possible, because in the middle of next week we're off to the UK once more. We want to go and see the Il Divo concert in Leeds. Yes, I know what you're thinking. Il Divo also had a show in Brussels, but that was in the middle of the week and as we don't have a car, we couldn't go to it and be back the same evening. So it's easier to go to the UK and see the show there - and meanwhile have a break.

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