As rjk has said elsewhere the weekend was good, but the trip back was appalling. Leaving him with only 20 mins turnaround once we got home before he had to be heading out to interview at nCipher. This is not really condusive to lack of stress unfortunately. We did have a lovely time and lots of nice food in France however, and once we've calmed down again we'll probably deem the whole thing to have been a success.
BTW if anyone has a spare LJ invite code there's a friend of mine looking for one.