I don't usually write about work, but today I must. Since 2000 I have proudly worked on this project, starting as a developer and moving up to being one of the (many) project leaders. It has been exciting and hard work and wonderful to feel part of research that has had a huge international impact. It hasn't all been perfect all the time - what is? - but the good parts outweigh the less than brilliant so many times.
But now I've realised that my family, especially the smaller members, need me more at the moment than the computers do; so for the next couple of years I'll be at home with them. I'm excited at the adventure that awaits us, and thrilled to be getting this chance; but still, I'm sadder than I expected to be at leaving such an amazing place.
I'm sorry, for once I've run out of words, so I'll stop now and just show you one of the three cakes I took in to share. Back to fluffy stuff next time, I promise.