End of the Week ...
That day again started
early, and finished late, with thank GOD a little nap in the afternoon,
between two writing sessions. I had my old friend
Omar Elborolossy at 9.30, who came to the gardens right after
dropping his three kids to school (1 boy, 2 girls). Omar has a very
successful academy, I think 8 branches now, I wrote
this article a few years back. He is also coaching in
Heliopolis, among others, Omar Mosaad but also a lot of kids of all
The evening was the nicest
ever, with my Zouzou, Zeina Menshawy, who left a poor sick
husband in bed with a terrile flew to come and keep me company. I truly
appreciate it Mensh, thanks!!! You are a true friend.
got mint tea, that took a while, first they brought only tea, one
instead of two, then brought one mint tea, one normal tea. With a huge
smile, Zouzou kept explaining to the waiter(s) that we still didn't get
what we ordered. It became so funny, and at some point, we have 4
waiters around us, trying to make things better. And yet failing ... It
was truly a great fun time!
FRIDAY, LAST DAY
Friday Prayer, Tarek Momen came from the Gezira Club where he
trains daily on his way to the Train Station to go to Alexandria to my
office, yes, of COURSE, the Gardens!
At 1.45, Karim Abdel Gawad picked me up to take me to an area of Cairo I had never been to, the 6th October City. It was built at the same time as New Cairo, I think about 12 years ago. So it's all brand new, and I'm told that Shabana has a pizzeria called Gigi minutes from where Karim's parents, Samy and Sagda's flat is situated.
me about Sagda's cooking. He was soooo right! It is nasty, from begining
to end!!!! Delicious, varied, I LOVED IT! I have been sooo spoiled yet
again, and chatting with Samy, Sagda, Esraa their daughter, and
occasionally Karim when his mouth wasn't full - bless him he is like me
he likes his food he does - was extremely interesting.
I was back at
the hotel by 5 and was supposed to go out. I had two options, but both
meant going out late and I had to wake up at 5.30 for a 6.30 limo pick
LE MOT DE LA FIN - TO CONCLUDE
This has been a very emotional
journey to say the least.