In the meantime, my laptop packed up again yesterday - it really doesn't like flying. Fortunately I can access it remotely as long as no-one walks near it and I have all the data from it. So it's just a matter of hoping it can get back to me before I go on holiday - else what will I do for entertainment?
Of course, this laptop is related to my current job. Which also ends in two weeks. So it might be in the shop for the whole remainder of my employment. This amuses me, a little.