The sound of silence

… is misleading.

IMG20150627152653.jpg2 weeks after arriving home in Egypt and we’re moving again. 2 weeks of no water each morning. 2 weeks of the ninja upstairs and her brood of baby elephants stomping across the ceiling until sunrise. 2 weeks of the new doorman doing absolutely bugger all to the communal areas, letting the building fall into disrepair. 2 weeks of the owner needing money for something else all the time.

Not our best return to Egypt and it’s during Ramadan as well. The time of year when the laziest race of people in the world redouble their efforts to retain that title.

11707655_1654343294787318_2282550858513062007_n.jpgIt had to come to a head and it did, with me taking on the family upstairs, the rest of the apartment residents and the doorman in a standoff that ended with us telling the building owner and his wife that no matter how much they wanted us to stay, it was time for us to go.  6 years was over.

We’ve found a new apartment and we’re moving in there tomorrow. We have the bike working again so our freedom is once again achieved.  My amazing wife has put up with my bad humour during this period and has frequently removed weapons from my hands to prevent us being parted by the judiciary and thus preventing the deaths of numerous monkeys.

IMG20150627152945.jpgA new life in a new home looms tomorrow, thank you to my wife for waiting.

2 Responses to The sound of silence

  1. Deb dermott says:

    So glad you got home safely and although grief with the neighbours and landlord you are now settled again and I am looking forward to the next chapter my lovely bro in law and wonderful Corrine . Lots of love to you both
    Deb and Becks xxx

  2. Walter De Schryver says:

    Hey mate, and Corrine,

    You know it about there…. “Mafish Mog… Mafish Fadi ” lol.

    Glad for the both off you, that you easely find a new flat.
    I’ll try to come over and see you in September !!! (Or going back to Turkey?)
    This period is to hot over there
    Keep in touch !!!

    Btw : any news from Rhino?
    And Jessy went back to France… for a few wks
    Tell you more on Skype

    Grtz walter & Jenny

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