I'm really delighted to write that at last, the marathon of festivals is finally over! I know they say that you can't get too much of a good thing but I beg to differ on this one.
Yes, it was lovely to be able to sleep guiltlessly in the afternoon in the middle of the week.
Yes, it was wonderful to spend so much time with the family and get to know my children really well (without a single major row throughout)
Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed socialising with my friends and humming along to some beautiful Synagogue-centred tunes...
...but, enough is enough!
I'm looking forward to re-starting my five-day week on Monday in the knowledge that I don't have to spend the next two days worrying about how I will plan cover lessons for classes that I've hardly taught.
I'm excited about using the lessons I don't teach in (on Thursday and Friday - the days that I've been off) to mark the work, thereby making my evening workload lighter and finally, I'm really excited that in two weeks, I will be off school for an entire week....only this time, along with my students.
It's been a long haul but now, at least, I feel my academic year can really get going.
Here's to a happy healthy and, erm, five day-a-week year.