Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the bombing attempt on Christmas Day by the Nigerian national who was educated in London and Dubai.
Kind of feels weird knowing he was a Masters student in Dubai at the same time I was. If he was at the same uni I didn’t meet him.
I wonder if he was at Knowledge Village or Academic City?
I notice CNN has an article on their front page titled, ‘Yemem a safe haven for Al Qaeda’. Can’t help but think sarcastically to myself, ‘It’s desperately poor, has THE lowest population education levels in the world, and it’s right next to Somalia. Who would have guessed it was so vulnerable?
Sometimes CNN seems genuinely surprised at things that don’t seem a huge stretch to me.’
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In Amsterdam now in the snow listening to church bells as I am typing.
Mozz made the trip without any ill health effects – he came in the cabin with us. At about 3 hours into the trip he started to get figety so I snuck him into the bathroom. I let him our of the cage and use the cat litter tray (via a genius system that I devised) and fed him some food which he scoffed down eagerly.
I am now expert on sneaking cats into bathrooms on planes.
Kelli as usual came out the other end of her 10th international flight with a spring in her step. And she still looks about 4 years old even though she is 11 years old.
Richard and joke that somewhere there is a painting of her in an attic that is growing older.
Here are some photos we took since we got here.
Snuggling under the doona.
The Chosen One contemplates the snowy street.
2 sleeps to go and Mozz and Kell are ready for their 10th international flight! They are now up to 1.5 virtual circumnavigations of the globe.
They are both in top shape and we have their papers (kindly organised by Snoopy Pets in Dubai) and their bags ready to go!
This picture was taken of Mozz a couple of days ago while he was chasing Kelli around the bathroom.
Mozzle is getting ready for his big flight next Saturday. He’s super fit and full of cheek!
Mozz has never flown in the cabin before so I’ve taken him to the KLM website and we have selected movies and put in our meal orders. (He’s okay with chicken or fish but abhors vegetarian.)
Kell is travelling incognito in the hold because she doesn’t want to be seen in public with Mozzle… totally understandable since he is an appalling attention-seeker.
This the two of them watching a bit of Blade Runner with the folks last night.
Of course I am worrying myself sick about Mozz’s upcoming flight out of Dubai, although I know he will be okay under my arm the whole way.
He’s such an old bugger. He sleeps a lot now but he still has serious attitude.
He looks very cute in this photo… he loves his Dad!
We are planning on leaving Dubai around December 20.
Kell is going in cargo because she is too cool for school and would probably camp out on the wing without raising a hair if we let her.
But Mozz is too old and diabetic to go in the hold so he is coming in the cabin with us… thank god KLM and Air France still allow this.
Today Mozz got his travel bag… I call it his Taxi.
Does he look very Paris Hilton or what?
Mozz: International Cat of Mystery
It’s not known if I will resist the temptation to announce at Dubai airport – in a loud Britney Spears accent – the immortal words ‘My Pussy is Hanging Out‘.
The day after tomorrow I’m off to London to see a guy about a dog. No wait, a job… Yeah, a job!
Wish me luck!