I am a bit stressed thinking of how I will cope without a talented sidekick. My job is bigger than me, but really, I don't owe the University the slave labour that has kept the cartography centre going for the last 10 years. Maybe we need two Cartographers.
I am going to the International Cartographic Association week long Symposium on 3D Cartography in a few weeks, in Dresden, where a lot of my trainees have come from. I am hoping to see some of the 13? (I have lost track!) trainees I have hosted in the last 10 years. It will be very special. Hopefully I will meet next years trainee(s). I do love mentoring talented young people. I am just so lucky.