Wednesday 23 July 2014

Word of the day

This might seem a little weird to some people but we have a tradition in our house of having an ‘August switch-off”. It used to mean that the tv went off for a month but has now been extended to computer games, the iPad, wii, playstation, etc. - essentially, all activities involving sitting in front of a screen. The children tend to miss it for a couple of days and then never mention it again. It makes us do other things, spend more time outdoors, play games in the evenings and talk to each other more.
This year we are starting the August switch-off early…at 5pm today! This is so that we can switch back on again by August 23rd in time for the new episode of Doctor Who (which my hubby claims won’t be the same on catch-up!).

So, what has this got to do with the word for the day? I’ve decided it ought to be….


= la paix (in French)
= la paz (in Spanish)

Peace also seems particularly apt right now  as it is what we all wish for Gaza and Israel.

You’ll notice that the Spanish word is also the name of the capital of Bolivia. What a lovely name for a capital city. (It’s actually short for ‘Nuestra Señora de la Paz’ (Our Lady of Peace).

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