I hope you have all had a fantastic summer; it’s certainly been an interesting one!
I thought it was about time to take myself off to foreign climates for a while in preparation for what looks set to be a busy and productive time ahead.
We have just returned from a spell in Luxor, Egypt and contrary to what the news would have you believe, the people are just as laid back as ever, and it was a good time to catch up with old friends, and make some new ones.
Luxor has always been a magical place for me; I like nothing better than to watch the sun setting over The Valley of the Kings from the banks of the Nile, usually from the Sundowner Bar. It used to be that once the sun had set over the West Bank of Luxor, the bank would fall into darkness but not so now, for now once the sun has gone through the various stages and colours of setting, the West Bank slowly lights up highlighting the various temples. Amazing.
One highlight of this break for me was a balloon flight at sunrise over Valley of the Kings; I would recommend this to anyone who was thinking of visiting Luxor. In fact we watched the sunset the night before, with a few drinks and a lovely meal on the banks of the Nile along with new found friends and then grabbed a few hours sleep before getting up at 3am to start off for the fantastic balloon voyage along the Nile and over the Valley of the Kings to watch the sunrise. A full solar cycle!
So here I am back in the UK with batteries recharged, all set to go for the exciting times head.