Black Granite! I give up!

Who can tell me how to keep black granite clean? It even shows the lint from the dishcloth I buff it with!!!!

Anyone with black granite… Cheryl Kener? Tina Huet?

I am crying uncle!

the granite wins….

Cairo… Guns and Noses

Each group of 2-4 parents made the 1/2 hour to 1 hour (depending on traffic? ha, ha, not always!) trip from the Giza section of Cairo to the Maadi section, for volleyball games at the Cairo American College, CAC. This destination is again, not well known by cab drivers. I figured out the local Egyptian . . . → Read More: Cairo… Guns and Noses

The London Underground Tube Shoe Game

The game is evolving, and I will keep you up-to-date, but so far it goes something like this:

For Ages: 6 to adult

Number of Players: Can be played alone or in groups. Group play requires sitting close enough to other players to make eye contact or see “thumbs-up” or “thumbs-down” hand motions.

Game Venue: . . . → Read More: The London Underground Tube Shoe Game

West End Play Reviews… The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps West End Marquee

In my opinion, the optimal way to see “The 39 Steps” in the theater is after reviewing Alfred Hitchcock’s 39 Steps movie. With the movie as reference, there are many aspects of the production that are clever and creative. Without spoiling anything, examples would be the way the . . . → Read More: West End Play Reviews… The 39 Steps

West End Play Reviews… The 39 Steps… The Pre-Show

Last night I went to see “The 39 Steps” in the West End, and I do not know whether I was more entertained by the show or the audience. I had to go alone because both Barry and Michelle were unable at the last minute, and it was really too late to find someone else. . . . → Read More: West End Play Reviews… The 39 Steps… The Pre-Show

Cairo… Why Goat Herds on a Five Lane Highway?

Going to the school each way we saw the same area, packed daily with groups of scrawny goats, all standing way too close to heavy traffic. My car-mate asked how the goats know to stay out of the way of the crazy drivers? My answer was that those you see are only the ones who . . . → Read More: Cairo… Why Goat Herds on a Five Lane Highway?

Cairo… Funeral Echos

On one of our cab rides we could hear a very loud voice from a loud speaker literally echoing and reverberating after each word. I could not believe the volume! It took us a long time to get to the source, but as we got closer we saw an area of one entire city block, . . . → Read More: Cairo… Funeral Echos

Cairo… Follow that Tissue Box!

One of the nights in Cairo a local parent (who also happened to be the host family for Michelle) suggested we go to a restaurant called “Sequoia”, about 15 minutes from our hotel. She said it was right on the edge of the Nile, with big fluffy white sofas, palm trees and candlelight, as well . . . → Read More: Cairo… Follow that Tissue Box!

Cairo for Volleyball

The ASL Volleyball team went to Cairo American College (CAC) to play volleyball for two days and then spend a day and a half touring. The kids stayed with host families from the CAC and most of the girls had at least one family member who also traveled to Cairo. Us parents stayed about a . . . → Read More: Cairo for Volleyball

Paul McCartney…again!

I saw Paul McCartney again as I was walking home today. He was turning down his side-street waiting for traffic to clear. or I should say his driver was waiting to turn.

Sir Paul was fiddling with his phone in the passenger seat which was about 3 feet from me. For a wealthy bloke it . . . → Read More: Paul McCartney…again!

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