Photo of Bluebell Woods in Sussex Photo of Bluebell Woods in Sussex

Difficult Times

After a family holiday in the Emirate of Ajman, near Dubai, our return to the UK was, like so many others, held up by the volcanic ash. It has been a perplexing time and a challenging period for everyone who has been travelling or who works in travel.

Inbetween calls to London, I escaped the hotel and headed briefly into the desert to find a Bedouin Sheikh to interview. It was a fortuitous encounter with a fascinating and extremely knowledgable eighty year old and I will write it up from my notes and publish it on the site soon, but in the meantime my interpreter can be seen in this photo heading back towards the Toyota Landcruiser, after asking a Bedouin farmer where to find the Sheikh.