Christmas fell on a Wednesday and so the two day public holiday break was just that - two days.
For the first time in a few years, I was not able to have any leave from work to boost the time out, so in truth it was not worth dragging my Mum down for just the two days.
That taken into consideration it was quite a good one - I did traditional lunch for Chris, James and Tara on Christmas Day. I enjoy that and it always goes down a storm.
On Boxing Day, I went south to East Grinstead to get a train to London to visit my Mum. We had a nice and relaxed few hours.
Back to the factory on Friday, and tomorrow and 31st January working with just Stuart. Essentially to sort some post, bite my tongue and fill in some of my leave forms for 2014.
It has been a better break than I had dare hope for the Arsenal. Into the New Year on top of the Premier League. Currently Happy Days!!