DSC_0058

I’m Baaaaack…….again.

Yes I know. Lazy. Unreliable. Flippant. Inconsistent. Useless – hey….let’s not go to far. I know I’ve been very, very slow since my last post in…….OMG….it’s been years! But as Morpheus said in his rallying cry to the people of Zion. We are still here. That is the Royal “We” of course, meaning “I”. I… Read more »

cropped-EgyptianSleeping.jpg

Ramadan Kareem

Ramadan in Egypt for me is special. Why? Because I’m not alone. But for anyone travelling here who does not celebrate Ramadan, it will be special for you too.

The River Nile

Is it safe to move to Egypt?

Apart from asking where I am (ie – you lazy git, so-called blogger – where are the blog posts?) most of the emails I’ve received from readers lately have contained the question – ‘is it safe to come to Egypt?’. Well in a word…..depends.

Reflections

Reflections

Before the Sun climbs invisible stairs And bares down hard on passers by I stand with Kakade in hand and glare down from my perch on high Good Morning Cairo How are you? Ezzayuk? Eh Aghbaruk? Wow How beautiful you look at dawn How calm, how cool, how still right now.   And from this… Read more »

boarding plane

Hey it’s summer – where you all going?

It is summer. The heat is on, again. The exodus is kicking in, both foreigners and Egyptians are heading for the airport on a promise of a cooler, dust free holiday away from the smoke, traffic and congestion. I shall not be going to England for the summer holidays. I shall be staying in Egypt…. Read more »

dogteeth

Our Inner Struggle

A Native American Elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner; “Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied,… Read more »

DSCF0098

Bead, ear, done that!

My 3 year old has a bead stuck in her ear which she has pushed all the way down trying to get it out herself before lying to me and saying she has put nothing in her ear but thinks there “may” be something in there. Kids. Now I’m at As Salaam Hospital on Korniche… Read more »

I am not amused

I Barack your pardon?

There are so many protocols in Britishness. You forget that sometimes, especially if you are living in a new country with its own customs, idioms, protocols and acceptable behaviours. Every now and again you get something wrong like when I was talking about the habit of the English and having a phrase for every occasion…. Read more »

RulerofAbuDhabi

Arab Ruler….Picture this.

I saw the ruler of Abu Dhabi today in Cairo. I was stood near the doorway of the bank. It was National Bank of Abu Dhabi next to Choueifat School in New Cairo to be exact. His eyes were peering down on me from above. He looked very majestic I must admit. He certainly looks… Read more »

laden2_1448952c

“Osama is dead,” says Osama – CNN

So they finally killed Osama. It seems it’s not big news here in Cairo, at least not in the coffee shop I’m sat in. They’re all watching the football. Like myself and the majority of millions all over the world, they probably gave up looking for OBL (Osama Bin Laden) altogether, in fact most people… Read more »

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  • DSC_0058

    I’m Baaaaack…….again.

    Yes I know. Lazy. Unreliable. Flippant. Inconsistent. Useless – hey….let’s not go to far. I know I’ve been very, very slow since my last post in…….OMG….it’s been years! But as Morpheus said in his rallying cry to the people of Zion. We are still here. That is the Royal “We” of course, meaning “I”. I… Read more »

  • cropped-EgyptianSleeping.jpg

    Ramadan Kareem

    Ramadan in Egypt for me is special. Why? Because I’m not alone. But for anyone travelling here who does not celebrate Ramadan, it will be special for you too.

  • The River Nile

    Is it safe to move to Egypt?

    Apart from asking where I am (ie – you lazy git, so-called blogger – where are the blog posts?) most of the emails I’ve received from readers lately have contained the question – ‘is it safe to come to Egypt?’. Well in a word…..depends.

  • Reflections

    Reflections

    Before the Sun climbs invisible stairs And bares down hard on passers by I stand with Kakade in hand and glare down from my perch on high Good Morning Cairo How are you? Ezzayuk? Eh Aghbaruk? Wow How beautiful you look at dawn How calm, how cool, how still right now.   And from this… Read more »

  • boarding plane

    Hey it’s summer – where you all going?

    It is summer. The heat is on, again. The exodus is kicking in, both foreigners and Egyptians are heading for the airport on a promise of a cooler, dust free holiday away from the smoke, traffic and congestion. I shall not be going to England for the summer holidays. I shall be staying in Egypt…. Read more »

  • dogteeth

    Our Inner Struggle

    A Native American Elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner; “Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied,… Read more »

  • DSCF0098

    Bead, ear, done that!

    My 3 year old has a bead stuck in her ear which she has pushed all the way down trying to get it out herself before lying to me and saying she has put nothing in her ear but thinks there “may” be something in there. Kids. Now I’m at As Salaam Hospital on Korniche… Read more »

  • I am not amused

    I Barack your pardon?

    There are so many protocols in Britishness. You forget that sometimes, especially if you are living in a new country with its own customs, idioms, protocols and acceptable behaviours. Every now and again you get something wrong like when I was talking about the habit of the English and having a phrase for every occasion…. Read more »

  • RulerofAbuDhabi

    Arab Ruler….Picture this.

    I saw the ruler of Abu Dhabi today in Cairo. I was stood near the doorway of the bank. It was National Bank of Abu Dhabi next to Choueifat School in New Cairo to be exact. His eyes were peering down on me from above. He looked very majestic I must admit. He certainly looks… Read more »

  • laden2_1448952c

    “Osama is dead,” says Osama – CNN

    So they finally killed Osama. It seems it’s not big news here in Cairo, at least not in the coffee shop I’m sat in. They’re all watching the football. Like myself and the majority of millions all over the world, they probably gave up looking for OBL (Osama Bin Laden) altogether, in fact most people… Read more »