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Abu Simbel - cut into the rock - absolutely breathtaking. We had to drive over three and a half hours into the Sahara desert to visit this - well worth the drive and the heat. It was moved several years ago (the move took years to complete) and re-built in a higher spot to prevent it being covered by water when they created the Aswan High Dam.
Franco and me outside the temple at Edfu.
A Sphinx in Memphis.
Karnak Temple in Luxor
The Step Pyramids in Memphis - older even than the Great Pyramids.
The Aswan High Dam - taken from above.
Salahadin's Citadel outside Cairo
We weren't able to photograph in the Valley of the Kings or the Valley of the Queens which was very sad but we have lots of postcards to remind us of what we saw there.
Hope you like this small selection.
We got back from Egypt on Thursday morning after a long 22 hour trip. The plane was delayed so we spent a long time in Luxor airport waiting to come home and were very tired when we finally got back.
It was a wonderful holiday and I can't recommend Egypt enough!
We were so well looked after by the agents and all the staff on the boat and in the hotels and although things in Egypt are very difficult for the Egyptians they made sure that we had a fantastic time. There are usually around 400 boats on the Nile at this time of the year but at the moment there are only about 20 working because people are frightened to travel there due to the revolution and have either not booked or have cancelled their holidays.
So many people have lost their jobs because the tourist industry is such a big area of employment for them and it is such a shame because it's still a really wonderful place to go.
Just to prove I was there, here are a few photos.
Luxor Temple - the avenue of the Sphinx
Party night on board the Nile boat. We entered into the spirit of the Egyptian evening.
Finally at the Pyramids - it was 45 degrees on this day - and most others too.
Sunset over the Nile - taken from our cabin.
I haven't even opened my craft room door since I got back! Hope I'll soon get crafting again.
I live near Southampton with my wonderful husband Franco and our family of cats - five now.
I am retired from a long career in teaching and teacher training and now work a couple of days with my daughter in her childminding business.
I started crafting as a child and have enjoyed many different forms of crafting but got into papercrafting when I made some scrapbooks for my children in order to preserve old family photographs. I then started making cards which I sell for the U.K. Registered charity of which I am a trustee. We raise funds for the building and running of a secondary school for the Maasai in Tanzania.
I love using different techniques when making my cards and admit to being addicted to my Cricut machines and also to stamping. I hope you enjoy looking at my blog and I'd love it if you left me a comment.
No offence intended - but I just don't have time to participate in blog awards.
I love promarkers
I was in the Top Five Passionista
Please click the picture above to see the website of Serian UK. which is a Registered UK Charity which is helping to build and maintain a school in Tanzania. All the proceeds from the sale of my cards are donated to this charity.
These four kittens belong to my little cat Badger. They are 18 days old in this picture. They were born in May 2010 so are much bigger now of course. One lives with me, one with my daughter, another with my grandaughters and the fourth with a family friend.
Thank you for respecting my copyright. All images and
words on this site are digitally copyrighted.
I would be very flattered if you liked my designs enough to want to replicate them and am very happy for you to do so for your own use to give to family and friends but please do not claim them as your own, use them for making cards which will be sold or submitted to magazines or other publications or entered into any competitions.