I wish I could say it was good to be back, but this is what I left behind.
Eighteen of us in a 'house' with more rooms than most hotels I've ever been in. No live-in staff, we were left to our own devices. It did have free WiFi but I had resolved to take a holiday so that's what I did. No work, no newspapers, just a few days of boozing, smoking and fishing.
Fishing - no luck. There were sporadic downpours but few fish. Fortunately the place came equipped with a pool table, we'd brought booze and smokes and so the fishing wasn't a vital part of the weekend.
I'll miss waking up to this view for a very long time:
No smoking inside, as expected, but when you have a smoking shelter like this one that's a minor inconvenience.
Only two cars there at that point and I have removed identification marks because I wouldn't want them to lose value by association.
Okay, holiday over. Back to the insanity, the absurdity and the fury of real life.