We called down to the Etap for our last tea and free cake this afternoon and found out that Christmas had indeed arrived:
Talking of friends, some of you know another friend of ours; one Ahmed Badawy, caleche man 'extraordinaire'. He is still suffering from undernourishment, and his chest complaint is getting no better, but we came across his two brothers, Samir and Sayed, and Edward the horse, while we were ambling down to the Etap. This is where the other part of the post title comes from:
Sorry about the picture quality, as usual. I've no idea why they have that misty bit in the middle!
I'll see if there's anything worth Blogging from Windy Nook when I get there.