I'm quite used to holidays beginning with a bug or virus of some sort that floors me for the first few days – it's not uncommon, given the weeks before the holiday are usually spent running full-tilt, in part to get work done and in part to keep ahead of any bugs or viruses. (The irony is not lost on me, I can assure you.)
But this time it's been the other way around – after flying from Bogota via Houston, Heathrow, Muscat and Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi and catching up with the family for a holiday, there was no real downtime, apart from a 15-hour sleep. No bug, no penalty for working at that pace – a pleasant change for all the change. (Well, that's assuming they wanted me functional…)
Coming back, however, has been a different story.
Back from the holiday and immediately into an in-house Cognitive Edge accreditation course for two days for some colleagues – and then the bug kicks in and floors me. So, a week later than planned, I'm picking up the pieces and catching up on the emails ahead of the first conference of the Autumn next week…