It Thursday-- and yet the weekend has started! I know I have mentioned this before--this month (and last, starting with Spring Break!) there are so many holidays in France that the kids are only in school for 21 days in a two month period. You see, when a holiday falls on a Tuesday or a Thursday, there is this thing called a 'pont' (bridge) which is the day that connects the holiday to the weekend.... and this year in May there are bridge holidays making 4-5 day weekends---three times.
Nice, huh? Sorta.
For those of us who work at home or on location and are now juggling that and 'les enfants' and also who work on the weekends.... well I have come to the decision that one must embrace this 'challenge' and adopt the French-spirit of making the most of it!
So here I am! I have a fridge full of food (stores are closed) and meals planned, I have figured out my deadlines so that I can still accomplish what I need to (which means working after 8pm when the kids are out of the way!) and I have two photo shoots this weekend - that I am so excited about I am almost giddy!
But first..... "Le Puce de Deauville"! It is a THREE day flea market in Deauville, which is where my cher-in-laws live and about 10 minutes from us. I am so excited about it! It is one of the prettiest sales and also one of the best venues for the quality of antique and vintage dealers and it is located in the tree-lined roads within the Hippodrome of Deauville.
In between going to that I have a few cooking projects; I just finished a batch of Rhubarb-Chutney and there is duck-confit in the oven for dinner tonight. (You can peek here in a few days for the chutney recipe!)
Not a bad thing--these bridge-holiday weekends. Not at all.
I'll see you when it's over!