In December, we were trying to plan our Christmas holiday. Where to go? We had several ideas, but really hadn’t settled on any of them. Our good friends, the Ramsays, had organised 2 weeks in Egypt, at Hurghada on the Red Sea. This was not on our original list, but we were easily convinced. 2 weeks in the sun, on the beach, relaxing? Sounded great.
We boarded an early flight, and had a short stopover in Luxor. It turned out to be a long stopover – there were no landing slots in Hurghada, so we had to wait on the tarmac in Luxor for a few hours until one became free. Finally we made it, and we checked into the resort. It was Christmas Eve, and a large Christmas party was planned. Seemed like a great way to start our holiday! We booked a table, got ourselves settled in our rooms and made our way to the party tent – which was set up on tennis courts, as a massive marquee with the floor covered in oriental rugs, a massive dancefloor and stage and miles of buffet.
Interesting use of food colouring in all the desserts!