On holiday this year, I noted how foreign words had been borrowed and sometimes adapted into the French language: “sandwichs” and “paninis” being two examples. There are many such loan words in English, and I wondered how many I could use to describe my holiday.
Having arrived at our holiday home on the beautiful island of Corsica, we started the climb of 50 steps up to the apartment. Perhaps a holiday chalet would have been a better idea? I can certainly see why older people prefer bungalows! After we had dumped our suitcases, we headed up onto the roof terrace, with its stunning views of the port and the old town of Porto Vecchio. The sight of swifts gliding past, and the bells ringing in the ancient cathedral made a delightful setting as we dined al fresco, and then took an afternoon nap or siesta on the comfy chairs provided. This is the life!