Tuesday, 16 August 2011
The summer holidays are going to come to a crashing halt in the England and Wales when the A Level results come out this week and the scramble for university places starts. That happened last week in Scotland. The autumn term starts at the end of August or the beginning of September, depending on where you live.
In France the schools go back in the first week of September but there I stop. I don't know what happens in other countries. I think some parts in the USA have already gone back to school. Does the southern hemisphere work right through? I suppose they must have their long breaks in their own summer.
The card shows a small seaside town, Heringsdorf, on the island of Usedom. The island, in the Baltic Sea, lies on the border between Germany and Poland and is an extremely popular holiday destination. It was very popular with the German Emperors which earned it the nickname "Bathtub of Berlin".