Reception for the British Community in Luxor

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Re: Reception for the British Community in Luxor

Post by A-Four » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:28 pm

HEPZIBAH wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:18 pm
Major Thom wrote:
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Wonder what telephone box they are holding the meeting in, judging by the pists not man will be attending. Ha Ha!!
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I think there is only one person on a slippery slope here, and that person is you.
Talking of slippery slopes, it is sad for me to have to remind people on this forum that we, ALL members, have the right to farward our views, whether appreciated or not. As I have often written in the past, this forum, like others, is a broad church though when this becomes not to be so, then like others I've seen in recent years, they become ever decreasing circles of content or value.



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Re: Reception for the British Community in Luxor

Post by A-Four » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:02 am

Some years ago now, just after the so called revolution, I visited Luxor and came into contact with a lady friend who informed me she had become a so called 'warden'. Oh boy, when I explained the full details of what she had accepted, she withdrew from the crazy idea almost immediately.

In simple form, it's like accepting a stick of office, without realising that it has been handed to you by the smooth handle without realising that the other end has a very smelly substance attached to it. It soon becomes apparent what that substance is,........and further more, sooner or later you will pick up the stick from the wrong end,........and you certainly will not forget it.

I understand another person on this form attempted to pick up a similar stick, that person no longer writes on this forum.

P.S.- E.L.O. are on BBC 4 as I write so got to go.

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Re: Reception for the British Community in Luxor

Post by Who2 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:04 pm

I don't do social things like weddings, funerals, walks, the brit pack ect,
but I do occasionally invite guests to my 'old adobe hacienda now and again.
"Many are called but, few are the chosen'

It makes me spruce up my act a bit, like shaving, painting the house, washing the dogs, spending money...and
Getting ready for the Xmas descending hordes bearing bacon, black pudding, stilton, port......'in-shaala!.... 8)

Ps: I have yet to transform the 'salon to the past!....
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Re: Reception for the British Community in Luxor

Post by carrie » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:53 pm

A well attended informative meeting. The Ambassador Sir Geoffrey Adams was very nice and answered a lot of questions. He is to set up a whatsapp group Brits in Luxor and all the current information re visa's etc will be sent to those who have joined the group.
All in all I thought he was very understanding and he explained the situation re the burial of the two ex pats.
No next of kin have been traced for either of them and there was only so much information he was allowed to divulge under the data protection act. He was told that no one wanted sensitive information just that people were concerned about the delay in burying the people and didn't expect to be told when contacting the Embassy that it was "none of your business" and the phone closed.
He apologized for that and the lady involved no longer works for the embassy.
I think everyone left satisfied.
Yes, the were loads of ham sandwiches.

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Re: Reception for the British Community in Luxor

Post by HEPZIBAH » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:43 pm

A-Four wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:28 pm
HEPZIBAH wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:18 pm
Major Thom wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:29 pm
Wonder what telephone box they are holding the meeting in, judging by the pists not man will be attending. Ha Ha!!
:a17:

I think there is only one person on a slippery slope here, and that person is you.
Talking of slippery slopes, it is sad for me to have to remind people on this forum that we, ALL members, have the right to farward our views, whether appreciated or not. As I have often written in the past, this forum, like others, is a broad church though when this becomes not to be so, then like others I've seen in recent years, they become ever decreasing circles of content or value.
How right you are ' ... ALL members, have the right to farward our views,...'
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Re: Reception for the British Community in Luxor

Post by HEPZIBAH » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:48 pm

Carrie, It sounds as though it was a positive and productive meeting. With ham sandwiches available too it must have been a case of 'a good time was had by all'.
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Re: Reception for the British Community in Luxor

Post by Who2 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:55 am

I also don't do 'Apps or groups...
So, did he have any ideas to how many Brits in Luxor ?..... 8)

Ps: I mean if, we have more revolutions and they wish to evac all Brits is it 1 plane ? 5 planes ? 10 planes ?
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Re: Reception for the British Community in Luxor

Post by BENNU » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:12 am

carrie wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:53 pm
The Ambassador Sir Geoffrey Adams was very nice ...
Oh, of course, that was where you were going!
I saw you on The Corniche, looking very elegant.

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Re: Reception for the British Community in Luxor

Post by carrie » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:38 am

No idea how many Brits are in Luxor, didn't ask.
Thanls Bennu.

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Re: Reception for the British Community in Luxor

Post by newcastle » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:02 pm

carrie wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:38 am
No idea how many Brits are in Luxor, didn't ask.
Thanls Bennu.
Did you notice if he is fluent in Arabic....like his unlamented predecessor John Casson?

Probably. He’s has Middle Eastern appointments before.

Good to see we’re now represented by a “kindly-call-me-God” rather than the office boy.

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Re: Reception for the British Community in Luxor

Post by carrie » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:44 pm

He is fluent in Arabic his Father was Ambassador to Egypt when he was young. He seems to have a great interest in Egypt and said he was going to retire until he was offered this appointment and jumped at the chance. He has held other ambassadorial positions.
I was quite impressed and takes a lot to impress me.

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