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« on: February 28, 2008, 09:44 AM »
Its Andalucia day here in... well--- Andalucia :)

And, in the great Spanish holiday spirit of finding a way to take extra days off as today is a holiday, there's no point in going to work tomorrow either is there because the day after that is Saturday and that's a normal day off.... It's silly to go to work for just one day especially if its a Friday.

I feel that I missed out and was misled hugely working all those years in the LOG with bank holidays always happening on an enforced  Monday or a Friday and with no odd days in between to squeeze in a "Puente" :(

Off out for a posh lunch........

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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2008, 12:10 PM »
Hi Clive
Felice Fiesta, one thing to remember, is that often when a holiday is on a Sunday, they do not always get a day off added to their leave, having said that I think the Spanish do pretty well for Holidays.
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2008, 12:59 PM »
Greetings Clive and All iberianatureforumers belonging to the Andaluz Fraction,
All work and no play ... (Sp. anyone?)

Have fun! and enjoy the posh lunch ...

Regs.,
Technopat
PS.
Often thought of the happy coincidence 'tween siesta:
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REAL  ACADEMIA  ESPAÑOLA
    DICCIONARIO DE LA LENGUA ESPAÑOLA - Vigésima segunda edición
siesta.
(Del lat. sexta [hora]).

1. f. Sueño que se toma después de comer.

2. f. Tiempo destinado para dormir o descansar después de comer.

3. f. Tiempo después del mediodía, en que aprieta más el calor.

4. f. Música que en las iglesias se cantaba o tocaba por la tarde. (my bold :dancing:)

~ del carnero.

1. f. La que se duerme antes de la comida del mediodía.

dormir, o echar, alguien la ~.

1. locs. verbs. Echarse a dormir después de comer.

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and fiesta:
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REAL  ACADEMIA  ESPAÑOLA
    DICCIONARIO DE LA LENGUA ESPAÑOLA - Vigésima segunda edición
fiesta
(Del lat. festa, pl. de festum).

1. f. Día en que se celebra alguna solemnidad nacional, y en el que están cerradas las oficinas y otros establecimientos públicos.

2. f. Día que la Iglesia celebra con mayor solemnidad que otros.

3. f. Solemnidad con que se celebra la memoria de un santo.

4. f. Diversión o regocijo. (my bold :dancing:)

5. f. Regocijo dispuesto para que el pueblo se recree.

6. f. Reunión de gente para celebrar algún suceso, o simplemente para divertirse. ...

P*S.
Re. Semana Santa, which is just around the corner, I have it on good authority that due to the lack of willing bods. to walk the distance, the Cristo de la Resurrección at this year's procession in Cádiz will be transported to the cathedral by van ...

P*PS.
Isn't it torrijas time again ...?
Technopat's disclaimer: If this posting seems over the top and/or gets your goat (Sp. anyone?), please accept my apologies and don't take it personally - it's just my instinctive tendency to put my foot in it whenever/wherever possible. See also:
http://www.iberianatureforum.com/index.php/topic,266

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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2008, 13:35 PM »
Hi TP and All
My Brother in always reckons, that the best siesta is una siesta con pecado Englis anyone.
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2008, 14:26 PM »
Keep it clean, folks!
Given that it's Andalucia Day and Clive has gone orf for 'is posh lunch - and likely siesta ..., Technopat anticipates the mice coming out to play and the need to for someone to don the Admin. 'At.
Believe-that-and-you'll-believe-anything regs.,
Technopat
Technopat's disclaimer: If this posting seems over the top and/or gets your goat (Sp. anyone?), please accept my apologies and don't take it personally - it's just my instinctive tendency to put my foot in it whenever/wherever possible. See also:
http://www.iberianatureforum.com/index.php/topic,266