I am just starting my two weeks summer holiday (at last!). This year, more than most, I really feel I need it. The press might have told us earlier this year that the recession is over but I haven't noticed much evidence of it in my corner of the world. Work is hard... there aren't as many jobs around as there should be, yet somehow there is more work than can be done in regular hours. The last three months have just been one thing after another and it has been exhausting! I've put it all in a box and hidden it away for the next fortnight.