I've decided to take the month of March as unpaid leave (and work have agreed to this).
Hopefully this will allow me to get done various personal projects that have been stalled though lack of time, though I'll probably end up playing a certain amount of computer games as well.
The main things I'm currently planning are: 1) catch up on some of the FastRam development, 2) get linux installed properly on my home machine and have a play with some of the tools, 3) dust off the old space combat simulator I was writing 5 years ago and 4) do various rpg stuff (such as more work on Patchwork Universe).
I might even get around to tidying up my room. :)