Friday, October 29, 2010

On the street where i live....


Well, okay, so technically its down the bottom of the street turn left then left again, but that doesnt have quite such a nice ring to it does it?

Anyhows, on the street where i live is a lovely little market that sells everything from fishes and veg to pots and pans and general haberdashery.

I'm always a little bit shy to whip my camera out, (and taking tourist pictures doesnt help with my haggling skills), but the other day i was a little braver......




Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Mathematical equation....

12 hours a day of rehearsal
with only 45mins break
plus
4 consecutive days

multiplied by

11 performances
in
8 days

equals

a very sleepy me.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Where ever you find love it feels like Christmas....

Walking home from performance tonight
deciding what to listen to on my ipod i
paused whilst running the clicker
over A Muppets Christmas Carol in a silent dilemma.

It was the album i felt like listening to
but how could i do such a thing,
it's October.

And then i listened to it anyway .

Why?

Because i can

Friday, October 22, 2010

Dancing at the Citadel.....


The Citadel was pretty impressive.
You could see it from the coach, standing on top of a hill,
luring over the city. I hadn't been to see it yet because
someone had told me it wasnt worth the effort.
Which just reminds me not always to take other peoples advice.
Especially a castle lover like myself. I love a good old fashioned castle/fortress.
Maybe its because i'm Scottish.

At any rate the Citadel was huge and i'm
definitely going to have to go back for another look around.
.



One of the dancers commented how i'm going to get
to see all the sights of Egypt by dancing at them...
which is probably about right seeing as we're
off to Alexandria at the end of the month



There is also an on-going theme of Egyptian
costumes that has appeared in my repertoire....

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

An Attitude of Gratitude.....


I am grateful that the water came back
on in my apartment this morning.
I was feeling very stinky.

I am grateful for my job.
It's not always perfect
but there are moments that make me smile
(and i get to perform at the Citadel tomorrow).

I am grateful for the air conditioner in my bedroom.

I am grateful that i have a house to live
in with normal flatmates
(even more so after the horrid ones i spent the last month with)

I am grateful for having people
around me who make me laugh.

I am grateful for having people
around me who will listen to me complain.

I am grateful for the internet, especially Skype.
So that no matter where i am in the world it
brings me closer to the friends and family i have left behind.

I am grateful for the Scriptures.
No matter where i am in the world
i can still draw close to Heavenly Father.

But

Try as i might.
I cannot think of anything positive to say about the cockroaches that have over taken my kitchen.




Saturday, October 16, 2010

This makes me famous right?

So i was on the news.....
in Egypt...
i'm not sure what they are saying,
but i'm pretty sure its all about how great i am....

right?


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ninja Bread Men....

Oh my goodness!
How much do i want these
so that i could (attempt) to make
Gingerbread, Ninjabread men....
but i've heard terrible rumours about trying
to get things posted out here to Egypt...

and i havent figured out how to work my oven yet.

I live in hope...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

For no reason.....


Yesterday i was feeling great.
On top of the world.
Happy.
Tickled Pink.
For no reason.
That's just the way that i was feeling.

And today i feel worried.
Anxious.
Lonely.
Blue.
For no reason.
That's just the way that i'm feeling.

And i know that nothing changed from yesterday to today.
And that i'm being silly.
And that i got invited out to 2 different social events tonight,
and i declined them both
and sat alone in my room
and wanted to call my mum
who didnt answer.

But,
I just ate a bowl of granola with banana yoghurt
which i had to walk to the shop to buy
but it's my current Food-Love
and one must always obey ones current Food-Love,

and i already have a sneaky feeling that tomorrow
things are going to look brighter.


Monday, October 11, 2010

Inconceivable!

I just got finished watching The Princess Bride.
I love that movie,
I remember the first time i watched it i was 10
and my sister had come back from holiday from the states
where she had brought it back as a present,
as apparently my cousins watched it all the time.

And we were hooked....




well with things such as,

The Dread Pirate Roberts
The Cliffs of Insanity
The 6 Fingered Man
Giants
The Fire Swamp
and
most of all
True Love.....

how can you go wrong?

Friday, October 8, 2010

Backstage at the Opera...












I'm going to be a little bit sad when this show is over
because it is such an unique experience....

and its been fun too.....
which makes it even better!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A sneak peek....

of a video i took during rehearsals for Aida.

(the pyramids weren't lit up for rehearsals, but when they are it looks amazing)

video

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Just hanging at the pyramids....

The last couple of days i've been spending a
lot of time at the pyramids for rehearsals for this....

Its the opera Aida which we will be performing on a stage constructed in front of the pyramids using them and the sphinx as the 'backdrop'.....
its so exciting.....

Getting ready to go here on the bus we were all very chirpy, even though the bus was 2 hours late (i think its Egypt time)






and then after finally arriving half way through rehearsal we had to break for another two hours whilst the Pyramid Sound and Light show was on. I wasn't complaining seeing as i hadnt had a chance to see his yet. So we sat on the back of the stage and had a great view sitting directly in front of the Sphinx



then back to rehearsals...



Performances are October 5/6/7/10 for anyone who happens to be around Cairo in the next few days.



Monday, October 4, 2010

Sunday thought.....


"It is not so much in major events as the small day-to-day decisions that map the course of our living. Our lives are, in reality, the sum total of our seemingly unimportant decisions and our capacity to live by those decisions."

Gordon B. Hinkley