Hello Dear Friend
May has been a busy month for both Christina and me. Chris has been working full time at the Alice Springs Hospital doing the same job she did before we left in July 05. (It seems so long ago now). Today she delivered a baby and commented that she was still able to "catch one" without dropping it, even after all the time she has been off work. (The mind boggles!!)
She's also arranging our trip to Canada. We'll be taking a train tour from Vancouver to Toronto which takes about five days. All reports from our Canadian friends here suggest it is very worthwhile with much to see. I'm looking forward to some photographic opportunities and also meeting some people on the train ... locals and otherwise.
There's just under three weeks before I fly out of Dubai for Melbourne via Hong Kong. As you'd expect, I can't wait to get home and give my wife and kids a hug and spend some time at The Alice before moving on to Brisbane through Mount Isa and then to Canada and back here for another year of work.
Last night I attended the Emirates Natural History Group Photo Competition announcement. There were some really good photos and my three never earned a mention. However, they are nice photos and will find a place on our wall when we return home. A photo of grandson Tory with an Arab weaver appears above, it was entered in the "People of the UAE and Oman" category. Now that I know what the judges like I can prepare some better shots for next year.
It's getting very hot here now with temperatures in the late forties most days. Thank God the airconditioners in our duplex work as it's best to stay inside during the middle of the day. All the concrete about the place doesn't help to keep it cool either.
Well, that's about the extent of our news. Chris busy at work and helping Meredith with Tory, me still at work (next week is our last teaching week) and doing assessments with students.
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