After the pleasant long weekend at Cambridge, reality struck home. Rosemary dropped me off at Heathrow in the evening to catch the 8.45 to Jeddah.
Bit of a shock when I was told about the redundancies at Cedar. Old colleagues of mine, John Curd, Peter Willson, Anne Walsh, Stuart Charlton and Yura Usvyat had been let go on Friday. Spent the waiting time on the plane phoning John, Peter and Anne.
Managed a few hours sleep on the plane, finally arrived to the most awful heat and humidity. Well not so warm (29) but everything was dripping with wet. My hotel windows, I cannot see out of because of the condensation on the outside.
Ian Rosethorne lost his luggage in transit. Probably because we booked in so late, booking in late was a strategy recommended by the ticket sales to get an upgrade to business class.