“Winter has finally arrived,” announced my friend Nasser from Nawras as we greeted each other before our regular Saturday meeting a couple of days ago. “But you are not wearing a scarf or warm hat,” I replied. “Well it is not that cold,” explained Nasser, “and I don’t really like to wear those scarves. But it has rained a lot, so winter is here!”
Management was in Dubai a while ago enjoying some retail therapy. I received a text on my phone to tell me that our credit card had been used in Bloomingdales to buy some goods, so I immediately called to congratulate her on the purchase of some shoes she had always wanted.
The most significant event over the last week was the opening of the Council of Oman at its new building in the Al Bustan area of the city. I am sure that many of you read the words His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said spoke at the inauguration. The following is a quotation of part of his speech from the English translation.
My colleague David and I jumped into the car at 9.30am last Tuesday, and within two hours we arrived in the coastal town of Sur.
Management and I had a lovely time during Eid, relaxing in the beautiful late October weather: sunny and hot but with a welcome cooling breeze too.