Not bad, as an opening post to talk about holidays. But I'm in need of one and yet why do I feel so troubled by saying I'm taking time off? Probably because I know that things will not get done while I am away, the inevitable problem will occur, resulting in a telephone call (which will annoy she who must be obeyed) and will leave me less than rested. It will also cause me extra effort to try and ensure that these things do not occur. But its needed, so here goes. After all, I am entitled.