Thanks to a tweep from Ship of Fools I discovered that today 28 May some people commemorate Bernard of Menthon, 'patron saint of skiers' (among many other patronages attributed to this 10th century Swiss saint.
Ship of Fools suggests celebrating the day by 'going quietly off piste'. That seems like a good idea. I need time to go quietly off-piste and I am on 'sabbatical'. Off-piste today will have to be the garden - the weeds are calling me.