The Silver Vixen has been out with her coven. The Gorse Fox was left to his own devices. In this case, those devices were the laptop and the broadband modem. Starfleet have deigned to allow us at least 40 hours of education this year - what they haven't done is reduce the number of billable hours that they want us to work. The Gorse Fox has, therefore, spent most of the day catching up on mandatory education - riveting stuff (if you are brain dead).
With a birthday coming up and a few days off looming, GF also spent time trying to select a suitable short break. He considered Jersey, looked at Madeira, but after consultation with the Silver Vixen has chosen a country pile on the Devon/Cornwall border. Now it is a matter of hoping that the weather is clement!