I worked hard all week and didn't really stop to take any pictures. Geoff had a bad week in that he dropped the cooker hood on his foot and it shattered, we are waiting to see if his toe nail drops off. At the moment it all looks good in the it's not coming off way. Then last night he forgot how hot the water is when it comes out of the taps (the immersion tanks in the kitchen and the bathroom have not got an external thermostat on them) and scalded his hand. Two bags of frozen veg and some ibuprofen gel later he made it to bed. I had been asleep a long while. This morning his hand is swollen but not blistered, so all looks good there.
This was also the week we blew the dimmer switch in the main light fitting and lived in the dark for 36 hours. In our effort to keep the planet green and reduce our carbon footprint we had added two energy saving bulbs. Bad move on a light fitting with a dimmer switch. The fitting started blowing bulbs one at a time. The second one that went blew out of the fitting and hit Maddison on the leg taking out the dimmer switch at the same time. We didn't realise this to start with and our first move was to replace all the bulbs with standard Egyptian 40 watt ones. No joy there! So the next day Geoff told our doorman, who got the electrician in, who then fixed the switch. Geoff says it was interesting to watch as the electrician didn't bother turning the power off to check anything, he just put a screwdriver across the switch to see if it sparked. Anyway, all is fixed now and we can see again. (The rooms in the flat are dark without the lights on, smaller windows = less dust?)
Wednesday had the promise of something different, a dust storm had been predicted. It veered north and didn't make it to Cairo but there were still quite a few students absent from school on the Wednesday. We had been warned via email to wrap up our lap tops unfortunately there was a spelling mistake and the email said 'rap'. So I wrote a rap and pinned it to the staffroom notice board! (I can't find it now or I would have typed it in).
And the reason for the cake photos? Friday night is cake night. After church we walk to the Grand Mall and buy cake for tea. These little gems cost 7 LE (90p) each and are worth every penny.
Saturday night is Geoff's night off, just as well considering his hand this week, and we will call Pizza Hut and have pizza delivered. Not a healthy eating weekend at all! Pizza Hut have recorded the details of my mobile phone on their data base, so as long as we call from the same number they know who we are and where we live and they tell us!