Something resembling a plan is emerging. The second extension of my contract at Jazeera ends on July 31. I'm booked to fly to Dubai and spend the first week of August there, sorting out visa and accommodation bits and pieces. Then back to Qatar, to spend a few weeks planning for next year and for IBC, and all the logistics of extricating myself from rent & utilities contracts and generally shutting up shop. Then the London and Amsterdam IBC trip in September week 2, followed by a week or so at home, before setting off for the next venture, most probably in Dubai but possibly Oman. We'll see!