Yes, it would be nice to have the summer off with the students. But that just does not happen – in fact, the past two weeks have been some of the hellish weeks of my entire year so far. The sigh of relief I breathed on Friday afternoon as I put one of my projects to bed was heard across the county.
July has essentially been a write-off, and it feels like I’ve been hibernating through most of it. August is going to be when I start to come back to life including birthdays, a wedding, days up in London. I’m still not going to be 100% back to normal as there is still quite a bit to do at work – including an office move in the next week or so which is going to put me in a mood – but I’m getting there.
However, there is one benefit to summer on a university campus – quiet lunch breaks.