Gattina from Writers Cramps hosts this meme: What did you do this weekend? Do you know what you did on the weekend of 25-26 September 2010? As she says, you never know when you might need an alibi!
We didn't get to the desert. Not to camp and not even for the day. Boohoo! Work commitments kept Grant from getting home in time for us to get out of the city to sleep in the desert as planned. We also didn't go Saturday or Sunday either as he had to oversee the completion of the project that caused the trouble in the first place!
However, I'm sure we'll have a chance to get out there again soon.
Meanwhile, I cooked and tidied the apartment (Miriam only comes in again on Monday) and blogged...
...mostly perched on the edge of my office chair because "His Nibs" takes up most of it!
As usual I snapped away at the pets. Here Shadow is watching the budgies. This is the first time he's shown any interest in them up there
I also baked a loaf of Low GI bread. I have posted this recipe on my blog on two occasions. Once in South Africa (where ingredients like whole-wheat flour and shelled sunflower seed are readily available) and once here in Khartoum where I have to "make-do" with what I can get in the local supermarkets. The recipes can be found on my labels: Baking Bread
I photographed the birds on the feeder. Above the common bulbul, whom I called Frederick (his call is "Quick Frederick") had a real mouthful of banana, the bulbuls' favourite fruit
I just had to include this photo to show how Frederick uses his tongue to flick the fruit into his mouth. Amazing, huh?
As I'd been looking forward to the sunset in the desert, and subsequently missed it this week, I dashed up onto the roof and captured this beautiful image. I don't "fix" any of my photos (wouldn't know how even if I had the software) so this is the true reflection of the sunset on Thursday night
Later that same evening (that we didn't spend in the desert!) I photographed the full moon from the flat balcony. I love it!
As I panned in I got this lovely picture of the sun over the Nile and the cityscape
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The Arabic word for banana is Mwz (pronounced MORZ)
The Arabic word for moon is al-Qmr (pronounced a-gamirr)