You will all be relieved to hear that The Monk has arrived in Tehran safe and sound. He told Mausi today that he and a colleague were given a lovely flat in the north of the town. He has a room to himself which he has rearranged to his liking. The best thing, however, is that they have access to the internet and will be able to stay in contact with the rest of the world.
Mausi is having a busy time herself at the moment. There is still quite a long list of things to be done in the garden before it will ready for winter. Workwise Mausi is preparing for a conference in Germany at the beginning of October to be followed by a week of teaching Fire Investigation in Turkey. Mausi has been invited to teach this course by a colleague from the Forensic Science Instiute in Ankara and feels quite honoured. It will certainly be an interesting experience as Mausi hasn't been to Turkey before. But quite a bit of the teaching material and presentations still has to be put together... Ah well, why panic - it is still some weeks to go...
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