So here I am into day 3 of my 2 weeks off. I was awoken* this morning by a phone call from lowen_kind to alert me to the fact that Atlanta hosts a week-long beer festival at this time of year. He has been trying to get me to the US for quite a while**, and I think he may have found the leverage.
And of course I have to attend the Llangollan Steam & Beer festival in a couple of years, so my holidays are planned for a while.
*I was actually awake but enjoying the warm bed and a long lay-in. It was time to get up anyway - I was delaying that for as long as possible ** You all have.