‘Improving throughput in the Engineering Bachelors degree: Report to the Engineering Council of South Africa’ – bang on 5, at the last minute of the working day (not that there’ve been too many ‘normal’ working days lately!) I hit the send button, and off went 40,000 words, two dozen tables and figures, and six months’ work.

I have just sat back in my office chair, and the depth of the sigh that came out seemed to come from someone else.

Time for a damned good whisky, I think.