Always take a good book to read.
Actually, I originally thought this recommendation was going to be the continuation of a running joke from previous holidays. I always think :- 'Mmmm, if I have a whole week of nothing planned, I could catch up on my Oracle reading list'. I pack several books, most of which are not about Oracle but there is always at least one. Once I'm on holiday, I sometimes devour one or two of the non-Oracle books (but never all of them) and barely touch anything Oracle-related.
One of this year's running jokes was to say regularly 'Perhaps I should read my indexing book', so I had planned a 'stunt shot' of me reading the book. Then something strange happened. I got a little bored on Thursday, picked it up and then couldn't put it down! I've only read about a quarter of it, so now isn't the time for a detailed review, but I'm really enjoying this one and found myself making little notes constantly for a future review. This is my kind of book. On that basis, thanks to Thomas P. for pointing me in it's direction and Marco for putting a pre-holiday reminder in my head.
P.S. I couldn't resist including one of the many Pineapple Trees on our little private island