Delete all appointments on calendar for week of holiday / annual leave


Outlook version
Outlook 2010 32 bit
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I'm new to Outlook, and am just putting in all my appointments etc.. I have a number of regular meetings at work which I've put in as recurring appointments. However if I'm away for a conference or having a week of holiday (and maybe have things to arrange at home) - I would like to delete all appointments (or at least all recurring appointments) for this time period. Is it possible to block out things in this way.

Many thanks for your help