Me, feluccas, history and healing in Luxor, Egypt

This is the story of a "felucca girl" in Luxor, Egypt.

I have refound my youth in this amazing country, making it my permanent home, spending my time showing tourists the wonder of the eternal River Nile on a traditional sailing boat called a felucca.

Egypt is a very spiritual land. A land of amazing energies and healing. Temples and tombs abound. Join me in experiencing the spirituality of Egypt. Reiki, Crystals, Healing, Energy Work..... all are available here.

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Thursday, 25 October 2012

Where did the time go?

It's now almost the end of October 2012 and I am wondering where this year has gone?

Its been busy year, in one way or another, some good, some not so good, but hardly ever boring!

I do apologise for being away from blogging for the last few months, I have no excuse.

So, a brief rundown and catch up on me and my life in Luxor.

The new apartment is lovely, I am very happy here and finally the weather is cooler so I can get out into the garden. This week has been a busy week, with lots of clearing, strimming and pruning. Its looking good out there, and hopefully the work will mean the trees and plants will become much lusher over the next few months. Dead wood gone, bare branches pared back, grass cut and the palm trees got a haircut!  Hard work but very satisfying.

Business has been hit and miss, but the guests I have had have all be absolutely fabulous! I have had a lot of fun with all of them and hopefully made a few new friends.

Some friends have visited, and I have thoroughly enjoyed myself with them. Great times!

My broken wrist is all healed, except for a bit of soreness from time to time. It was fun trying to do everything myself (stubborn so and so that I am), but I also want to thank everyone who helped me out in many different ways. I had one treasure in particular and my heartfelt thanks go to him, even though he will never read this.

Ramadan came and went. That was hard, business was non-existent, so money was tight, but we got through it and came out of the other end fighting.

I have to admit to getting extremely bored while there was no work, so I signed up for an online course in Greek and Roman mythology. I am halfway through it, and I have read the Odyssey for only the second time in my life, written an essay for the first time in 40 years (still waiting for evaluation on that one lol) and I am now about to start reading Hesiod's Theogony.  Its all fascinating stuff, and I am learning a lot, and its great to be able to link the Egyptian myths and legends, gods and goddesses with the things I am learning now.

I have one more week of the luxury of taking my time over the study, then I am busy again with work for a little while

I am looking forward to the Winter Solstice, when I hope to be at the amazing Karnak temple, and I am thinking about 12.12.12 and what to do to mark that auspicious occasion. Suggestions on a postcard please lol.

So on that note, I think I have brought everyone up to date and I promise to try to update my blog more frequently.

(Note to self: Get batteries for the camera in order to post photos!)

And finally I want to say Happy Eid to everyone! Muslim or non-muslim. A celebration is for everyone to share and I hope that tomorrow's muslim feast helps to bring peace to the world.