So I'm back at work (since yesterday) and so far so not so bad.
Found a thank you letter from the grand high uber boss on my desk thanking me for all the hard work I'd done last year. Not a personal one though - he'd sent them to the entire team. And then I gave myself a painful papercut whilst opening it.
Spent most of yesterday making a massive dent in the email backlog; catching up on all that happened whilst I was away. Today I shall endevour to finish the job, although it's an uphill struggle as people keep emailing me yet more stuff to read!