Monday, 15 February 2010
The Week Ahead
It recess week both sides of the Atlantic - or as the House of Representatives puts it - this is a "District Work Period". The US observes 'President's Day' (Washington's birthday 22nd Feb; Lincoln's 12th Feb - it is now the practice to celeberate these two & other Presidents on the third Monday in February). In the UK the recess coincides (by design) with the half term holiday in most schools.
Washminster will appear tomorrow - for a very special occasion. It will then take a couple of days off - though of course events can always take over!
It is also the anniversary of the day that Britain introduced decimal currency (in 1971) - we were a little behind the US in that!