Today is what's known in these parts as 'Le Pont' (the bridge). As yesterday was a public holiday (being Armistice Day, which disgracefully is not one in the UK), many Belgians (if their employer agrees) have the option to 'faire le pont.' Literally, to make a bridge between the rest of the week and the weekend. In other words, take another day off when a public holiday falls on a Thursday and thus have a long weekend. How wonderful. How this would never happen back home.