My trusty old laptop has been playing up and Windows has somehow unactivated itself. I've spent most of my free time trying to get to the bottom of this, but to no avail. Trawling the net has revealed plenty of other folk with the same problem, but no solutions other than wiping the drive and starting again. At the root of it is Access Denied - somehow Windows can't access the key verification data .... all very frustrating as I don't have access to my kit out here to do a re-install.
A disappointing hotel and room this time - a brick wall for a view and the only glimpse of a sky available is by lying on the floor. Just as well I'm out at work most of the time !