God created Arrakis to train the faithful
Frank Herbert Dune
I’ve just come back from a trip to Saudi Arabia, where I went with a small team of business psychologists to assess the senior executives of one of their big companies (which is the sort of thing I do for living). It’s been hard work, but worth it: it’s an interesting place. The people are incredibly friendly and hospitable, but the climate is a bit harsh. I’ve been basking in temperatures of 40+ degrees during the day and 30 degrees at night. When you walked out of an air-conditioned building it felt like opening the door of the oven.
And now I’m home, to a very soggy and flooded Bedfordshire. The ditches are overflowing, the fields have standing water and my road was a stream when I arrived. Home sweet home!
Enough excuses. More badgers soon…