Having waxed lyrical about the beautiful autumn sunshine here in UAE in my last few posts, for the first time in many months we had some cloud today and parts of Dubai had rain. Hopefully not a sign of things to come after what feels like the very recent end of a blisteringly hot Summer.
Rather later than normal but again another sign of the Winter season was today’s announcement of the Dubai 92 km road race. This usually takes place in December with build up rides starting in September. This time the race is in February next year due I suspect to the need to accommodate Covid related issues with the practice rides starting later this month. Good news though and something to aim at for the New Year.
Of course at this time of year we would normally be anticipating a visit from my Father in time for the final part of the Race to Dubai golf and the Rugby 7s. This year the events have been cancelled and Dad remains cooped up at home. However, a slightly unexpected and beneficial side effect of the pandemic has been the fact that my Father and I are now videoconferencing 4 or 5 times a week - usually running through some quiz questions from the local paper and catching up on the events of the day. Whilst obviously not the same as catching up in person a Teams call is the next best thing and we have probably spoken more in the last 7 months than since I lived at home so I guess every cloud etc..