I woke up this morning with an almighty cough. It worried me slightly, because I had gone to bed feeling perfectly fine. I got up and turned my computer on, still spluttering. And then I remembered: a large cloud of Saharan Dust had been forecast to invade the area. That must be it. I felt fine otherwise, but I’ve been spluttering all day. Apart from a short trip to the shop, I’ve spent the day at home. When I went, though, the sight was quite amazing: a thin layer of sand coated all the car bonnets and surfaces; it was quite incredible. Perhaps it would have even been pretty if it wasn’t so difficult to breathe. John and I kind of have a rough plan to go to the Sahara for our next crazy trip, but if this is what the Sahara is like I may have second thoughts.