In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Parents have this habit of taking mini-breaks all of a sudden, and we'd get kids coming in and saying ‘I'm not going to be here next week’.
- One of them will be on a Friday of an existing bank holiday, making a nice four-day mini-break.
- Reward: more leisure time, specifically for mini-breaks in June and September (post-election).
- Research an exotic mini-break - destinations, hotels and activities - then set a goal to make it happen.
- Tours of St Giles' Cathedral and Edinburgh Trinity College Church will also be included in the mini-break.
- I'll start my own mini-break with a home spa, including an intense detox using Umbrian Clay face treatment by Fresh.
- The Centurions' squad reported back for duty this week after their mini-break, refreshed in mind and body.
- Special offers include a Valentine's two-night mini-break for two people, which includes champagne, roses and a restaurant dinner on both nights.
- But, like all the best mini-breaks, the sunny sojourn with Signor Berlusconi is now but a distant memory.
- In other news, my brother Simon and his new Danish girlfriend Marlene were up in Edinburgh for a short mini-break (how very Bridget Jones) this weekend.
- In addition to this mini-break, Maureen has plans in hand for the summer day trip which will include a visit to the Japanese Gardens and the National Stud to round the year off nicely.
- Cabin Fever follows a group of students (or, if you'd, like cheap actors) as they mark the end of their exams by taking a well-deserved mini-break.
- The gamble paid off and he walked away with a trip to New Zealand, another to America, a mini-break in the UK, a Lexus car, a Ford Fiesta and £500 cash.
- Thousands of trippers are jetting out of Manchester Airport on transatlantic mini-breaks after discovering New York is a better deal than a journey down the M6 to London's Oxford Street.
- All in all I'm looking forward to a mini-break this weekend.
- Too many mini-breaks, excessive paper-shuffling, high absenteeism and tardiness should warn employers that recruits might be struggling.
- I'm having a mini-break in June, so will investigate cheap overseas options (read: Australia) for that but will probably stay in NZ.
- I have leave coming up and New Year's mini-break to the Wairarapa to look forward to, though, so I'm not really that anxious.
- Our most unusual New Year's Eve was in those heady, pre-parenting days when my husband whisked me off to Amsterdam for what Bridget Jones would call a mini-break.
- In addition to the overall winner who will receive a €2000 holiday for two in the USA this Christmas, there will be six mini-breaks on offer for regional winners around the island.
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