I'm off to Abu Dhabi next week to deliver a course (on Chemical Engineering for non-Chemical Engineers). They say Abu Dhabi is the new Dubai, but they will need a lot more flights laid on before it is anything like as easy to get to.
I've also been out to see a few people with industrial waste problems (on a paying basis, things are never so bad that people don't want free visits) and put a new tender in to WRAP.
Oh, and the lab finally managed not to smash all of the sample bottles in transit, so I got the results back on my tests of hydrogen peroxide versus aeration for methane removal.
Maybe things are looking up. I'm certainly pretty busy.