Last week when I was in Trinidad it didn't seem much like Christmas with palm trees and warm temperatures. Just the same, they were beginning the festivities and decorations and lights were abundant. This week in Dubai the sight of traditional Christmas as I know it is much rarer but still very much alive in the large malls. As I walked through a large mall tonight the bustling crowds certainly were very busy shopping. I've heard many of the workers on our project site talking of going home for the holidays. Peter's picture of snow at home has put me in the mood for the season. Late tomorrow night I'll be starting my long journey home - just in time for the holidays.