My last post regarding our 3 week vacation raised a question. How many vacation days do you have in a year?
In Holland everyone who works has a right to 20 vacation days a year. But most companies have more days as they are part of the employment benefits. My company has 32 days (I get 29 days because I work 36 hours a week instead of 40), I believe R. has about the same amount of days. We always have 3 weeks vacation during Summer, just like most of our colleagues.
Lori asked if everyone takes the same 3 weeks. Some factories close for 3 weeks because that’s cheaper for the company than if everybody took different weeks. My company is flexible, everybody goes on different times but most during July and August because of the school holidays.
About the sign on the photo with the Wrap Tex Mex. Helen asked if there isn’t a Dutch word for it. There isn’t, we use a lot of English words in our language because they are hard to translate to Dutch.
Everything on TV that’s not Dutch has subtitles here so we hear a lot of English on TV. In other European countries like Germany and Italy they dub everything which is awful because the voices that dub look alike and it could be that Meredith from Grey’s and Addison from Private Practice has the same voice LOL.
Yesterday I wanted to do something as I hadn’t run or did anything else since Monday. I spend the morning on cleaning my house and did want to keep my run easy. So I took Bella with me and she did great. We did run-walk-run intervals so she (and I) could walk a bit between the run intervals. It wasn’t the fastest run but it was fun to take her.
Weather: dry, little wind, 20C (68 degrees)
Distance: 4 K / 2.5 miles
Average time: 7:15 /km
Average speed: 8.3 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: The Freestylers – Push up
365 days photo challenge 2011
Day 127 – Saturday May 7
Flowers for my Mom.
Day 128 – Sunday May 8
Someone is enjoying the sunshine.
Day 129 – Monday May 9
Day 130 – Tuesday May 10
Bella got a new toy
Day 131 – Wednesday May 11
At the movies
Day 132 – Thursday May 12
Children of the local basketball club in training.
Day 133 – Friday May 13
Our house seen from the back of the garden.