2 Dec 2018


By the time the weekend arrived we had got used to our holiday "schedule" and almost every day is now the same. Surprising is that we are all very tired and go very early to bed between 9 and 10 pm. So far we haven't attended the evening shows. I have to say that they are always the same the last 3 years only the animation team changes and gets from bad to worse. The young people do their best but I think the clients are just too old for them.

This is our "winter home" already since 8 to 10 years. And still we get lost in the uncountable corridors. We would have needed a GPS the first days. This time Nicole and I are on the 2nd floor and Chantal on the 4th.

The view from the beach on Hurghada

The morning starts at 8 am, our French friend whom we had met a couple of years ago here in the hotel gets up at 6 to put beach towels on the beach beds otherwise we would get the worst places. Some people are even up at 5 !! and go to bed again. We have complained since years but it doesn't change. Then we have breakfast it is delicious such an enormous choice for all tastes and all countries. The fruits and vegetables have a real good taste, normal, but what we call today organic, or bio !

Then we start our work on the beach ! Swimming of course, chatting with the people in all languages or with hand and feet. A lot of people we know from previous years.

The newcomers are invaded by salesmen, selling cruises, diving courses, massages, etc etc. We know them and anyway we ask for a little red flag which is fixed on the the umbrella and which means "do not disturb".

There are also a lot of activities during the day, like here "Belly dancing" and "Zumba" but we vintage ladies declined the offer to participate. Poor old bones ! But it was nice to watch !

Nicole discovered her creativity on the beach and made with her feet these two "ladies", one with her sunglasses and one with her diving googgles.  I took a photo of the swimming pool and forgot my feet ! Looks like a still life.

There is also a man on the beach who does wonderful necklaces and bracelets. And they are so cheap for us. Nicole bought two and he gave me three for the same price, if I don't use them it can always be a Christmas gift.

After supper we visited twice Oscar the camel which is standing not far from the hotel. It stood first just besides the hotel but somebody had chased the poor man away. We bring apples, bread, bananas and other left overs to Oscar, who is very happy about our visits.

Oscar my holiday love !


William Kendall said...

Oscar looks like the sort of beastie with a calm disposition.

Fun60 said...

I didn't realise you had another man in your life!

Loree said...

Oscar is cute. I am sure he loves your food gifts.

Andrew said...

Now you are friends with Oscar the camel, I think it is time you go for a ride.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Oscar sure looks like he listing quite good.
Coffee is on

Maribeth said...

Oh, it looks lovely there. How fun. Sunshine, the ocean and camels! LOL! I would flirt with Oscar too!

Tamago said...

I like “do not disturb” flag system. You don’t wanna be talked to by sales people all the time :-) I love the ladies Nicole made with her legs. So creative! Oscar is a cutie:-)

Wendy said...

Definitely a good idea to find some winter sun. The red flag is also a good idea. Shame they can't ban people from reserving the sun beds with towels though. Does your hubby know about Oscar? ;)

mamasmercantile said...

Oscar is a very handsome fella. The food looks delicious, such a wide variety.