Now September's here the piece and quiet of August, when not a hell of a lot is going on back at the office, seems a distant dream.
But let's spare a thought for those who were left behind. Some partners haven't been sunning themselves in Barbados, but have been manning the phones and generally keeping an eye on things back in Blighty.
LG senior partner Bill Richards was one of these dependable partners. "Honestly, I've been answering all the queries, sweeping the floors and switching the lights off at the end of the day," he confirms.