For the first time in a few years - and as a pleasant by-product of my studies - I have a Winter holiday.
Last week I spent a few days in ambitious artistic luxury at the V&A, drawing sculptures and photographing textiles for future inspiration.
The rest of the time I visited a variety of cafes and started my equally-ambitious reading pile from various libraries.
Now, at home with my family, my creativity has gone into Christmas preparations. I've just finished wrapping presents.