Friday, December 23, 2011

The Land of Pyramids, Day 1

As I sit here typing this, I am currently in a gorgeous hotel lobby, with a card that allows me to have free drinks and I have just finished tanning and going for a swim in the 30 degrees pool. I can tell you this, I am sure that this Christmas in Egypt will be one of the best that I have celebrated so far.

The plane over was about 5 hours long, so it was a bit tedious, but good old doodle jump and my trusty iPod kept me company for the journey- I also got a new high score, it's something like 39,724! Throughout the journey we flew over many countries and islands, and we saw beautiful snow covered mountains and just the most amazing views, and as my dad ordered me, I took many pictures. However, when the plane started to descend we flew over the most magnificent orange deserts and mountains, they were spectacular. I definitely took enough pictures of the orange rocks, so I will post one for you.

However, as my dad unfortunately fell over the day before we left, he has been having to walk using a walking stick, and he has had many wheelchair and buggy rides in the airport. So as he was in a wheel chair, we have been able to skip all the baggage queues and things like that. Also, when we arrived in Sharm El Sheikh, we got to go in the ambi-lift, as my dad couldn't climb down the stairs. But oh my God, during that 1 and a half minute ride, me and my mum couldn't stop laughing! The driver must have been having a bad day, as all he was doing was shouting at people, hooting his horn, over taking everyone and as we were standing up and just holding onto a rope, it was quite hard not to fall over.

After the ambi-lift experience my dad got into another wheelchair and of you are planning on going to Sharm El Sheikh anytime soon, just a little warning- there is seriously no health and safety. For example, as the guy helping my dad was trying to get us to our designated coach as quickly as possible, my mum was told to poke her head through the flap of the conveyor belt and point out to the man which suitcases were ours. Then he would chuck them on the belt and we would pick them up. But as he was just literally chucking the suitcases on the conveyor belt, all of the suitcases were piling up where the end of the belt was, causing a massive pile up of suitcases ending out with all of them going on the floor. Honestly, they were all just on the floor and there was no one there to do anything about it. All I could do was laugh s I just found it so god damn funny!

After our chaotic experience at the airport, it was nice to be greeted by drummers, flower garland and iced tea at the hotel. We are staying at the 'Baron Resort' and so far it has been really good. Apart from the fact that when I had a hair wash after swimming toady, the shower sort of leaked and there was a mini flood in the bathroom. But that's fine! The fact that we are on all inclusive makes up for it. We can go anywhere we want in the hotel and order food and drinks for free- all we need to do is show the card and that's it. But of we loose the card we have to pay $100- that's US dollars, so there is no way in hell that I am letting that little card out of my sight.

So I am about to go to dinner now, so I will just post some pictures from the plane, including one of me and my dad just trying to kill some time on photobooth. If I don't write anything tomorrow then MERRY CHRISTMAS! I will be at a Christmas Eve Gala in one of  the neighbouring hotels, so that promises to be quite good- all I need is tasty food and I'm sorted.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holidays are Coming...

So as I sit here typing this, I have just finished packing for my first Christmas away from home. My amazing parents booked a Christmas vacation in Egypt and tomorrow we fly to London to spend a day shopping before departing to the Land of Pyramids. I am excited to say the least, so I thought I would post you all a picture of my packing. I personally thought that I packed quite light, but as I hauled my suitcase downstairs, it is anything but light.

However, I literally can't wait to drag my rock of a suitcase into the airport tomorrow early in the morning and jump onto the plane to spend a day in London. I'm not sure when I will post next, but there is wifi in the hotel in Egypt, so I will bring my trusty mac over to the Land of Pyramids so that I will be able to post some pictures and just document what I have done (even if it is just tanning by the pool!)


Friday, December 16, 2011

Video of the Week

This week I have picked a video that I first heard about on Greg James/ show on BBC Radio 1. If you are a regular listener, then you will know that his record of the week this week was 'Lonely Boy' by the Black Keys and after watching the video I LOVE IT!!!!! If I could dance half as well as the guy in this video, then I would be one happy bunny.

So please, get off you arse, turn this up loud, and try out a few of this guy's moves. Trust me, it is one hell of a laugh... Lonely Boy by The Black Keys Official Music Video

Also, today my dear old mum brought me the cutest jumper that has completly made my day. That's me in the picture (also with my new straight hair from the hairdressers today), enjoying my Christmas jumper. I though you would like to see my ugly mug in a Christmassy mood, as today is really the first day that I have felt really Christmassy. I;m not really sure why, I have been ill for the past few days- so I'm blaming that.

Anyway, I am going away on holiday with the family next week (the first time that we have been away for Christmas together) and I am really looking forward to it! We are going to Egypt, and I am sososo excited and getting really ecstatic about the fact that I will be getting away from the torrential rain that Jersey is having at the moment and receiving a bit of winter sun. But I have to say, this first term at school has felt like it has been dragging on for ages- there have been way to many Mondays.

But as this is my first proper post in what seems like ages, I haven't really said anything about what I have done recently. I'll write some more posts later, but I have just finished stage managing my school's production this year of 'Grimm Tales'. It was really stressful at times, as there was so much work and organisation involved, but looking back on it, it was really worth it and it was actually quite fun. I was quite sad to see it go, but I thought I would post some pictures of the amazing set that we created during Tech club for it.

So while you are watching my video of the week, I hope that you are all scoffing your faces. After all, it is the season to be jolly, and I don't know about you, but food makes me one of the jolliest people alive (some might say even more jolly that the big red man himself!)


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Video of the Past 2 Weeks

I know I have been horrible with this posting at the moment, so here is a video that will seriously make your day.

My amazing sister made this for me and it really got me in the Christmas mood.

Enjoy! Here is the Portable North Pole