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More From Our Brief 4 Day Holiday in Porto Martruah

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With my Lenovo Yoga Laptop in the shop for warranty repair (I hope), I had taken to posting pictures of the vacation on Facebook .  I forgot I hadn’t shared all  of them with my non-FB members. Please pardon the oversight! So here we go. We visited a  rocky beach inlet called Agebaa. The  name is taken…

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It’s the 9th Day of Ramadan

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Tuesday, June 14th 10:14 am As soon as we returned from vacation, it was time to prepare for Ramadan, the month of fasting, for the 7 billion Muslims around the world, including me!  Depending where you reside in the world, the length of time to fast during the day varies. Here in Egypt, it is…

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Porto Martruah!!!!!

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We traveled from from May 31st through June 3rd by car to the north coast. It was beyond the port city of Alexandria to a coastal town called Marsa Martruah. The resort was called Porto Martruah and offered all the amenities of a swanky resort on the rise.   I say that because they are…

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My Absence

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Let me apologize for my almost 1 month absence from blogging. As I mentioned in an earlier post, my brand spanking new Lenovo Yoga laptop had developed a mind of its own. It became increasingly frustrating to try an type or load pictures with the cursor just taking off and opening new tabs, typing strangely…

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Gardening et al

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Friday May 13, 2016 I brought some seeds here from America and yesterday and today, I planted some; red onions, yellow and white corn, okra, and green beans. The 3 youngest grandkids are really excited about getting a garden started. I will keep you updated on which ones continue to show this initial enthusiasm. We…

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Feeling a little under the weather

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Tuesday May 10, 2016 1:30 pm Forgive my absence; the last few days I have spent dealing with a couple of my health challenges. Seems that the prescription Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferaol) is not carried here in Egypt. We traveled to and contacted several pharmacy chains and what they have is an injection that is 2…

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These Folks Love to Eat!

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Friday May 6, 2016 7:40 am Just finished watching the video made by my blog consultant Clarke. I will definitely be using him as I work to improve my blogging skills. For a novice like me, he is very patient and thorough, providing thorough explanations and solutions to all of my questions. Check his link…

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FYI – Here is a Great Resource for Learning to Blog!

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I was looking for ways to enhance my blogging experience and I contacted Clarke, former education/operations director from learntoblog.com who now has his own company. I am excited about working with him to make your experience here come as alive for you as it has for me! He has been extremely patient with me, explaining all the nuances of navigating and enhancing…

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Yesterday!

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Thursday May 5, 2016 6:18 am Yesterday was exhausting however, fulfilling! We started out for the day by dropping my grandson off at school. They are all finishing exams now with the final day being May 22nd. I took a picture of the front of the school from the car and was admonished, in Arabic,…

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It Was a Holiday Week Beginning!

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Tuesday May 3, 2016 5:56 am Okay. So my last post had the wrong date on it. Did I say it is just a little bit difficult getting adjusted to the time, calendar etc. over here?  For instance, yesterday Monday, May 2nd was EASTER! Yes, there are Christians here in Egypt. And Sunday, May 1st…

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