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December 26, 2007

Christmas in Egypt

Filed under: Christmas — scotsabroad @ 8:19 pm

I have found Christmas here to be rather strange. For a start the boys’ Christmas show was in November so that was a rather weird way to start and despite my best efforts I was unable to get essentials such as treacle for my Christmas pudding or proper feta cheese for my vegetarian christmas dish. We did have Christmas crackers thanks to the goodness of heart of one of my pupil’s mother who saw me try to buy them at the European Christmas bazaar. They had just sold the last box and she overheard this and sent 6 in with her son to give to us. That was very sweet of her. Our Christmas day meal was a mish mash of the usual dishes but none of them done nearly as well as in the past. It took 3 hours in the oven for the roast potatoes to get crisp enought to eat so thank goodness I wasn’t cooking a turkey. I think the only thought that got me through the meal was ” next Christmas we have a month off and I can go to my Mum’s”. I was thinking of the Frasers and their usual Christmas day cooking banter.

Before Christmas Day we managed to do quite a few Christmassy things. Lucas and the other nursery children sang carols around the Christmas tree at school; that was almost unbearably hilarious as Lucas did not sing a single note despite being almost word perfect at home during breakfast.

We also went to the Christmas carol concert at the British Embassy and wore our Santa hats to look 

especially festive.

 Andy - smile!

We tried to get Andy to smile in the photo but he was being bah humbug. He did join in with all the carols though as we sat on the steps of the festive looking Embassy garden. We drank mulled wine and ate mince pies so that was a good way to start the Christmas holiday.



  1. Lucas is absolutely adorable in that first photo. And it’s lovely to see a family photo. You look so glam, Shona!

    Comment by Wendy — January 2, 2008 @ 4:29 pm | Reply

  2. Have to agree with you Wendy.

    Comment by Ann — January 24, 2008 @ 10:17 pm | Reply

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