This was my morning view toward Chania. The little round table at the bottom is where I had breakfast. A lovely setting.

Staying in a hotel like this, on the beautiful island of Crete, is a blessing. Being able to afford both the holiday itself and to take time away from my business counts as success to me.

Tomorrow night, I'll be heading for the airport and a considerable drop in temperature as we land in Luton. I love autumn, so that'll be all right. As long as I have socks, loafers and a jacket rather than sandals, T-shirt and shorts.

I love my job and I love that it allows me this luxury from time to time.