25 September 2009

One word only

The lovely Red Boots tagged me to answer the following questions using only one word. I'm a descriptive kind of girl and found it a lot more difficult than I expected!

The Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha in the Citadel in Cairo taken with my Holga

1. Where is your cell phone? desk
2. Your hair? unbrushed
3. Your mother? positive
4. Your father? intelligent
5. Your favorite food? spinach
6. Your dream last night? forgotten
7. Your favorite drink? tea
8. Your dream/goal? happiness
9. What room are you in? office
10. Your hobby? yoga
11. Your fear? loneliness
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? motherhood
13. Where were you last night? yoga
14. Something that you aren’t? unhappy
15. Muffins? blueberry
16. Wish list item? TVstand
17. Where did you grow up? bedfordshire
18. Last thing you did? typed
19. What are you wearing? earrings
20. Your TV? overused
21. Your pets? furry
22. Friends? awesome
23. Your life? unbeatable
24. Your mood? impatient
25. Missing someone? yes
26. Vehicle? mazda mx5
27. Something you’re not wearing? skirt
28. Your favorite store? selfridges
29. Your favorite color? blue
30. When was the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? recently
32. Your best friend? far
33. One place that I go to over and over? postoffice
34. One person who emails me regularly? court
35. Favorite place to eat? ed's

I'm going to tag someone who has recently watched Matilda chase squirrels, someone who is currently in Tuscany, someone who's missing the provo canyon fall leaves and someone who has just arrived in the UK from Singapore

Happy weekend!!

23 September 2009

Sharm el Sheikh

Saw our hotel, the Red Sea, Gordons Reef

Our view every morning

Read when a crocodile eats the sun, I am the messenger, getting the girl

Jetty to the coral reef at our hotel

Ate Italian, Chinese, Indian, Egyptian, Mexican

Watched sun setting over Tiran island & the Red Sea every evening, children playing by the pool, our tans develop, one day test matches on tv while we got dressed for dinner, other hotel guests ~Mr B and I imagined up some quite elaborate and glamourous lives for some of them, sparrows picking up crumbs under the breakfast tables, geckos

Sunset over Tiran Island

Listened deep slow breaths through my snorkel pipe, waves, live music every night, spraying of hawaiian tropic, slapping of flip flops round the pool

Did swimming with a reef shark, a little photography, yoga every morning and not much else.


22 September 2009

I've been busy

Putting new stock in my etsy shop!

Go and check it out!

21 September 2009

To my darling Mr B,

Happy Birthday!

Tonight we are meeting in London town and I will surprise you with tickets to see this!
I can't wait!

I hope you will be as happy as this vegetable man!!

All my love, Saskia xxx

Winner of the 1st prize vegetable man competition at our local village royal show

18 September 2009


Watched The Hangover & Angels & Demons on the plane on the way over, live Ramadan footage from Mecca

Listened Car horns, friendly greetings, our tour guide Tariq, a market stall holder calling Mr B Mr Lucky, one of the breakfast waiters calling me my lady. I could get used to that!

Cairo flyover

Ate Delicious Indian food at The Moghul Room at the Mena House Oberoi

Inside the Mena House Oberoi

Read Egypt Eyewitness travel guide, Three Cups of Tea, Nineteen Minutes

Saw The River Nile every morning over breakfast, the Great Pyramids at Giza, a papyrus ‘museum’ that actually was a shop, camels, the Great Sphinx, the stepped pyramid & mastaba of Ti at Saqqara, Memphis, lots of hieroglyphs, 9 rows of cars driving where 4 should be, donkeys, shishas, the most wonderful chandelier in the mosque at the Citadel, the busy busy Khan el-Khalili market

Entrance to the Mastaba of Ti

Hieroglyphs at Memphis

Camel rides at the Great Pyramids

Mr B and the Colossus of Ramesses II at Memphis
Blushed Tipped my full teacup far too early, over myself, instead of into my mouth. Mr B almost choked with laughter.

Used Hotel dry cleaning service

Loved every minute of it

17 September 2009

It's a lovestory... Mr B and me

Our lovestory has been featured on Nicole's super duper blog!!

And just because my posts feel naked without at least one photo here's my lovely lovely husband shying away from my camera in Egypt.

16 September 2009

Two weeks ago today

I visited one of the most awesome places in the world. The Great Pyramids.

Visiting the pyramids was the first thing we did in Cairo. We climbed a little way up the Great Pyramid and just sat and gazed. We needed time to take it all in.

After I told my lovely friend Courtney about seeing the pyramids she replied:

To think people were able to build these massive beautiful structures so long ago with a fraction of the 'technology' we have now. It blows my mind. We have so many tools and machines to help us now and the things we build look like my childhood lego/building block in comparison. It's sad.

The Great Pyramid was completed in 2560 BC
It was the tallest man-made structure in the world in the world for over 3,800 years
And the wheel hadn't even been invented yet!

It was a privilege to be there.