We could do no better than echo Ahmed's sentiments, and we send best wishes to y'all. We trust that 2014 will be a grand year for you, filled with lots of confusing holothurians! Doris and I are preoccupied at present with our nine-months-old great grandson who, given his ability to rapidly move in any direction, may prove to be covered in tube feet. Sometime soon we need to be looking at a few echinoderms, but at the moment there are other priorities...
All the best, and we hope to see many of you during 2014. Cheers, Doris and Dave Pawson
From: flmnh-aspidolist [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of Maria Byrne [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 4:43 PM
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Subject: Re: Holiday Wishes
Dear Ahmed and Rasida
and many happy returns to you.
.... and HAPPY CHRISTMAS - NEW YEARS ALL ASPIDOS!
On 25/12/13 1:28 AM, Ahmed Thandar wrote:
We wish all of you the best for the holiday season and hope it will be a time of joy and peace for each of you and that you have a chance for rest and reflection as you look forward to the New Year ahead. Let's be thankful for all we have achieved in 2013 and come back with renewed optimism and confidence for 2014 and all the challenges and opportunities that it holds.
Ahmed & Rasida Thandar
Dr. Ahmed Thandar PhD
School of Life Sciences : Biology & Conservation
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Phones: +27 (0)31 2607972 (B); +27 (0)31 2627690 (R)
Mobile: + 27(0) 836164565
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