Hi All, Yesterday we had the devestating news that a tropical Cyclone Gonu is preparing to batter the beautiful coastlines of Oman. As you all know we are residents in Oman (luckilly, we are in the UK at the minute), at the moment we have many friends, colleagues and of our course our 3 cats who are unable to leave Muscat and have been told to go to higher ground where possible, if not they have to stay indoors for 48 hours. Friends who live near the beaches are being evacuated to safety. As you can imagine we are worried sick but cannot do anything to help them, we have phoned Oman last night and this morning and spoken to friends who tell us that the torrential rain has started and the cyclone is expected to hit today at 1pm (GMT). The media don't seem to be interested, probably they are waiting to see if it turns into a disaster, we have scoured the internet for news but not found much information except from the Oman daily press and BBC news last night. Please spare a thought for all the people in Oman and their families around the world as they try and get through the next 48 hours, hopefully unscathed. Cheers, Darrol & Rachael We are in the UK but our hearts are at home in Oman!