I wasn´t happy with the camel situation on part one. Due to the political situation I was forced to hire one with the option to buy and bring its handler to get to know Antar and I therefore never got involved with him. This is not good at all. So this I will certainly change and after visiting Marianne, and I have watched her documentary from Jaiselmeer, a very warm and positive film, she lent me her gear used in India, so i will bring that and her knowledge back to Yemen. She is kind of a camel whisperer. So, for the first time since I came back from yemen, I feel genuinly happy going back and set things up with the camels! I have worried a lot about the camel situation, since they´re so sensitive with their eating habits. I still don´t know where to find the suitable one´s or how long it will take to train them and how many of them…
What I do know is that I am happy that I have chosen this life, since you get friends like Marianne. Genuine human beings in a modern world where that is becoming rare. And she is a real explorer, which is also rare. There´s so many fakes around, especially in Sweden.
Finally I have made most of my job on the doc, now I will await my editors thoughts. And next week, have to get all the tax papers ready. All receits that I have in a polythine bag. I am no good at this at all. Economy and papers. It just doesn´t interest me one bit. I am really a disaster.
Sour throat coming there. It is due to a deep sadness. One of my greatest and most generous of friends, Folke U Persson died a month ago and I went to his funeral today, amongst all meetings for funding, and it was a beautiful and positive one. But it is such a loss. It will take time for me to properly grieve.
Me and Folke U Persson receiving the Mannerheim Medals 2007