24/12/ 2015 -- Final day at work for this calendar year. -- And I handed out presents in every direction: two (highly positive) letters of recommendation, and two thumbs-up referee-statements. Another twenty-odd powerpoint slides to go, and then it'll be "death by cream (whipped, clotted, sour, or fluid)" for forty-eight hours. But please do not worry about my wasteline [sic!]: Saturday we are off on a one-week "bootcamp" (a.k.a. "wellness hotel") in Slovakia. -- Happy holidays and a healthy and successful 2016 to everyone who kindly procrastinates by reading my posts!