Michaelmas is once more upon us: denoted by wide-eyed new arrivals in Cambridge, the turning of the leaves, the first autumnal mists and - inevitably - my first cold of the year.
This year I managed to catch it before Fresher's week, while sojourning in the peaks district. In some ways, a good week to be sick as there's little prospect of getting any work done in any event.
In some ways, bad: as it's the week to get to know the newbies and make 'em feel welcome.
I'm opting for the inhospitable strategy of a DVD ("Kill Bill, vol. 1") and early to bed ...