Friday 20th June 2014: 2.53pm. Conference over, exams over, holidays over, proposal over, Northern Ireland done for another year ... The way is hopefully now clear of all obstacles to getting some real progress made on work after an awful lot of interruptions. Apart from the stupid RSI of course ... So I'm giving up alcohol and going on a diet until I've lost two stone as being overweight increases inflammation, plus my cholesterol is 6.4 which is rather high. It's going to be a fun summer ... Quite literally all work and no fun!