Finished work for 2011, hurrah! Seventeen days of leisure await. The week has been grimly crammed with stuff that I absolutely needed to get done before leaving (as opposed to the stuff that merely needed to be done, which was long ago allowed to fall off the back of this particular lorry), but it is done, and hopefully fewer people will be around next week creating work for me to come back to, and almost no-one the week afterwards. I have done all my Christmas shopping (must finish making one present) and I now have a few days to sort things out at home and pack (must make lists!) before heading north mid-week, exact date subject to Weather. For the sake of being able to sit back and relax, I am even able to forgive this morning's forecast snow for not arriving.