I've been on holiday since Wednesday. It's funny how I'm becoming adjusted to breaking away from the school holidays. Since leaving school (as a teenager) I've always had academic holidays. This job is the first I've had which has a stipulated number of days – 27 plus 12 public. The funny thing is I don't seem to be missing them despite only having had two weeks in the summer.

I've certainly enjoyed the last few days at home – even managed a couple of days at St Andrews. It doesn't take too long to recharge the batteries. I look forward to having the flexibility to take a day here-and-there for an extended weekend.