Back in the saddle after christmas. It has been a long break from “work”. Actually I feel as though I am a soldier, back from a tour of active duty. There was the big build up before I “flew out”, the anticipation, excitment, fear of what was coming. Once I was in the thick of it , guests arriving, staying, moving on, then you just act and react. A few explosions, skirmishes and episodes of friendly fire but no major casualties. A lot of low level “grunt work” to put in, feelings of exhaustion but you keep going, counting the days till the end of the school holidays. Then it’s over, you’re back and life seems a bit flat.