Today is my first opportunity to meet the rest of the team of which I am now a part. For this I have travelled to Washington DC. Trip was uneventful – all flights on time – but a rather long queue to get through passport control at Washington Dulles. It is currently 6.15am and I have been awake for a couple of hours already! I suppose this is to be expected as local time here is 5 hours behind the UK. On arrival it was snowing here – nothing serious – so weather very similar to that in Scotland. This morning – the weather channel is predicting 1.5 – 3 inches of snow here by tomorrow morning.