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Millionaire Matchmaker 215 Views 06/06/13

Has anyone seen this series on tv? Where millionaires try to find love. The show makes me laugh my head off. The most crazy people ever! One guy took this girl on a dinner date. She was served a duck embryo. Another was a creep who thought it was ok to talk about sex on the first date as part of a get to know you conversation. Then there are the psycho women who are going through some sort of melt down. Yes it's trash tv but somehow addictive.

 

 

 

Wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of Patti. Ouch!

 

 

 

Sarah :-)

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Yes I was google mapped!! 108 Views 05/01/13

Finally my lame claim to fame. haha

I'm the blonde in the blue jacket, jeans and suede boots.

 

 Sarah :-)

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Nile Cruise Part 2 44 Views 04/20/13

Whilst in Luxor we also visited the Colossi of Memnon. These two statues were massive. Really amazing!

 

In Aswan we visited a Nubian village. I believe he said it was on elephant Island. Not that there were any elephants but there were rocks in the shape of an elephant. It was great getting to see the village. Our guide was a guy who lived in the village and whose museum and home featured in the lonely planet guide. He was very proud of this and had the review in a plaque in the village. He kept baby crocodiles and this tortoise. We got a tour of the inside of a Nubian house which was his museum. They make good use of the land and the plants. Using the trees to make furniture, baskets, brushes etc etc. They grew mango and dates mainly there.

We also ventured to Kitchener's Botanical gardens which was just beautiful. There were quite a few cats in that garden probably because there were plenty birds. On our way back from the Botanical gardens we passed the tombs of the nobles. I didn't get a chance to do that trip.  There was 140 steps up to reach those tombs. I had already done the Valley of the Kings and wanted to visit the Nubian village instead.

On board our ship we had an Egyptian night where everybody got dressed up in Egyptian attire. It was so much fun. The staff were playing on the drums, there was dancing and games. A really good night. I even got a big surprise when I went into by cabin to find a mummy in my bed.lol

We had an option one afternoon of free time to go to the markets in Aswan but as much as I'd love to have gone you just couldn't do it. The hassle was just to extreme. You would get mobbed and probably robbed.  Apparently one of the other reps from another boat had slapped a pick pocketer the other week. So I chillaxed on the sundeck instead. It was much easier just to buy things on the bus whist on trips than being trapped by a mob.

Sarah :-)

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Nile Cruise Part 1 70 Views 04/13/13

So I've returned from an amazing holiday. I've always wanted to go on a Nile Cruise. We sailed from Luxor to Aswan and back visiting all the sites along the way.

 

Luxor was a very run down looking city. The people are desperately poor and lack of tourism is not helping the situation. The hassle was rather daunting to begin with but by the end of the week you toughen up to it all.

 

We visited the Valley of the Kings, visiting the tombs of the various Pharaohs. I went inside Tutankhamens Tomb, saw him laid out and his gold sarcophagus. Was really incredible. The walls were so detailed and colourful. Unfortunately we were not allowed to take photos in the Valley of the Kings but bought photographs.

 

 

 

We also visited the temple of Hatshepsut who was the only woman ruler who reigned Egypt. It was amazing to see how grand these buildings look and how 3000-4000 years later there is still colour on the walls.

 

Sailing down the Nile seeing the rural life of the farmers was really interesting. I heard a strange noise whilst we were cruising and when I looked there was a farmer on a rowing boat, pulling this ox across to the other side of the river, trying to keep its head above the water. Poor creature! The children would be calling out and waving at the river banks. We also heard the call to prayer from the minarets as there were Mosques everywhere dotted along the river. Was quite a relaxing sound apart from when it woke me up at 4am and then the full recital of the prayer at 4.30am. That was an exhausting day.

 

Being a blue eyed blonde in Egypt was interesting. They stare at you alot, you gain many complements, discounts and sometimes free stuff and of course you get the offers for camels. My highest bidder was 3 million camels. lol

 

The temple of Komombo was amazing. Dedicated to two gods. The crocodile god (Sobek) and the falcon god (Horus), We saw the worlds oldest calendar. We arrived just before sunset and it was kind of magical watching the temple glow in the last of the sun.

 

Aswan was different to Luxor, less run down but more extreme hassle. Aswan is very beautiful. We visited the high dam, although I could not see any crocodiles on the other side. We visited the Philea Temple which is set out on an island. That temple was dedicated to the God Isis (goddess of magic and life). We learned of the story of Isis and Osiris, although I already knew the story. Had a bit of an oops experience there. During our free time a security guard with a gun in his pocket was trying to lead me away and show me great views for pics, ended up taking my photo and of course demanding money. I did give him the money as it was only the equivalent to a £1 and honestly I'm not going to argue with a guy with a gun in his pocket. Highlights the corruption over there though. Any help given or offered requires payment. Even going to some of the god awful toilets, requires payment.

 

Later that night we went to the Philea sound and light show which was spectacular. Seeing the buildings lit up like it's the voices of the gods telling you the story of Isis and Osiris. What was also amazing was looking up at the stars. So many stars. I even spotted Orion's belt which is the only star constellation I can so far identify lol. After the show our boat ride back was a bit dramatic. No lights on the boat so it was very dark and our engine cut out. We were like- ahh death on the Nile. However another boat rescued us.

 

We were so lucky with our guide named Yassar. He was so well educated and had a wealth of knowledge. He was actually a spokesman for the political leader of the opposition party in Egypt. He gave us a talk about the political situation in Egypt, pointing out that the last president was better for Egypt than the current leader and predicts another revolution possible civil war in future for Egypt.

 

I'll post some pics for now and discuss more about my Nile adventure later.

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Starstruck 96 Views 03/28/13

I took my mum the other day to see Alfie Boe in concert. I'm not sure if he is famous in America but he is a world class opera singer and has stared in shows like les miserables in London. Our seats were like the 3rd row from the front. He is an amazing singer. It was a mainly older audience. I got caught up as he looked right at me whilst singing. It was weird like I couldn't look away. Felt my cheeks burning up as I couldn't stop smiling. Haha. I'm not like a fan really plus he is too old I think. What a weird experience lol He was probably only looking at me as he was thinking thank god I also have a younger audience too. lol

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Dammit Janet!! 48 Views 03/17/13

So I went to see the Rocky Horror Show last night. It was the 40th anniversary. People had really gone to town dressing up. Before the show people were standing up in their outfits getting big cheers from the crowd. One guy was dressed as rocky, flexing his muscles another guy in a corset and suspenders. I wasn't dressed up. I just had a pretty dress on. I must of been a Janet, Dammit! lol

 

 

 

It really was a hilarious show. Not for the faint hearted or ultra conservative. The audience was shouting out some really smart comments especially with the narrator. He was full of wit and could carry it off. 

 

 

 

Sarah :-O

 

 

 

 

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10K 168 Views 03/03/13

So according to my Nike running app, I ran just over 5 miles today and within that ran my fastest 5k. So I've signed up for a 10k run in June to raise money for Cancer Research. So just like last time, if you wish to sponsor me IM me, email, blog me etc and I shall send you the link to my page on the charity website.

Sarah :-)

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Hot Air Ballloon 53 Views 02/26/13

So I've had to cancel my hot air balloon ride at Luxor after recent events in the news where around 16 people have died after their balloon caught fire and burst. There was also a similar incident in 2009 where people were critically injured after dropping 40ft. So health and safety there is obviously not up to scratch.

 

Can anyone recommend any other good locations which are safer around he world for hot air balloon rides? Needs to be of a warm and sunny climate for the views.

 

Sarah

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School Camp 38 Views 02/23/13

So the last couple of days I was away with a class at my school on an outdoor activity trip. A huge responsibility but turned out to be a brilliant adventure. You get to see the children in a completely different light. We did orienteering, mountain biking, a loch walk, a visit to Linlithgow Castle and a canal barge ride. Linlithgow is such a pretty town with some amazing views. The mountain biking was a lot of fun. Actually considering buying myself one. So will definitely volunteer to do something like this again.

 

On the food side of things. Yuk! However, the kids ate it. I just lost a bit of weight. lol

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah :-)

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CATS! 44 Views 02/10/13

I went to see Cats at the playhouse this weekend. Such an amazing show! The costumes were fantastic, the lights dazzling, the cat personalities were great, the dancing was brilliant and of course I'm humming the tune to memory as I type. If I get another cat I think I might be inspired by some of the fancy names lol (or maybe not).

 

Sarah    /\_/\                   :-)

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Excuse the rubbish attempt of me trying trying to be creative. lol

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Why? 70 Views 02/01/13

Why do some parents buy and allow their children to play violent video games which are 18 rated when their kids are 7,8, 9 years old. It just amazes me.  I hear from some of the kids in my class that they play games such as Black Opps, Call of Duty etc. I just wonder how they think this is appropriate.

 

Sarah

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What is in our food?? 164 Views 01/16/13

So there was big story in the news today about beef burgers being sold in supermarkets were found to have 30 % horse meat in and traces of pig DNA too. Gross! So glad I don't eat burgers.

 

 

 

I am forever reading labels. I don't eat pork and I had this chicken one time with a white wine sauce and found out on the ingredients it contained pork gelatine. So that made me really scrutinise labels. Some foods that claim to be healthy are not really when you look at the label properly.

 

 

 

It is best to cook from scratch when you can although now it seems we can't even trust the labels on meat products. There is also the issue of supermarkets pumping meats with water to bring up the weight. Or takeaway chicken having pork  gelatine or something added to it.  Its like stop messing with our food!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah

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Hand Transplant 206 Views 01/05/13

I have to say I feel very backward on this matter. It seems so Frankenstein to me. Imagine having a dead hand attached. Not for me!!!

 

Sarah :-O

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What's going on in India?? 180 Views 12/30/12

So recently on the news there has been reports of a medical student in India who was beaten, gang raped and thrown out of a moving bus. Unfortunately she has died and her funeral was today. There have been mass protests in India over this horrific event. Apparently thousands of women are raped /attacked over there each year. They are calling on their government to do something to protect women.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This whole thing has surprised me as my image of India was that the people were very family orientated. So I was thinking  they would have a good set of moral values. However, there seems to be a disturbing undertone in their society whereby young men are attacking women in this way.  Why I wonder?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They have arrested people for her murder who face the death penalty if convicted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Its just been one of these stories that has really jumped out. That poor girl. She could have been a doctor and trashy scum stole her life. Just amazes me how can something like that happen on a bus? The bus driver? Other passengers? If I ruled the country it would be blow torch and pliers for those guys involved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah

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New Year Resolutions??? 147 Views 01/01/13

Well my New Year Resolutions are:

 

1)To complete two 10k runs for charity.

2)To travel more as I didn't get a chance to go abroad last year.

3) To hopefully find a Mr Right or at least to focus my time to finding that special someone.

 

The first two I have pretty much fixed as I anounced on f...book that I was going to do the runs, so no backing out now. Plus I'd never back out as its for special charities to me.

The second is sorted. I've booked up a Nile Cruise as this is something I've always wanted to do. Sooo excited!!

The third, well I signed up to match before Christmas. Not this site, a different one. So shall see where that takes me...

 

Sarah :-)

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Ho! Ho! Ho! 140 Views 12/23/12

So finally after a busy term of parent's evenings, my graduation, nativity plays, Christmas party's and surviving the flu, I finally get a chance to unwind...

 

Saying that I have been busily wrapping up Christmas presents whilst blasting xmas music from my iPod. Very festive.

 

Hope everyone has a lovely Christmas. Hope Santa is good to you.

 

Sarah :-)

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Most Beautiful Christmas Advert 70 Views 11/16/12

Makes me go awww...

Sarah :-)

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Googled 106 Views 11/03/12

So I was out in Edinburgh today going to see Mousetrap at the theatre which was really good! On route to the theatre the google van passed by with its cameras so I smiled and waved hehe. So I may be famous now. lol Might be on Lothian Road Edinburgh at some point. lol

 

Sarah :-)

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Faith in Humanity 89 Views 10/14/12

I came across a video on you tube about a teenage girl named Amanda Todd who was bullied to such an extent  she moved away and changed schools. However, her bullies followed her, on Friday she committed suicide.

It made me think about the state of mind of some people within society. What is so wrong with people that they have the need to destroy the life of another individual?

I was shocked when reading the comments on the video. This was after she died. People writing sick comments saying she was easy, that they are glad she is dead, that they hope she burns. Ok yes the people writing them may be stupid bone head teens but to even write the sick comments... These teens will be our future society? Worrying??

I would love to see these people arrested who make such outrageous comments. To show the true cowards they really are.

I wonder about the teens who were involved in this bullying, are they remorseful in what they have contributed to? Do they care? I wonder what the parents think of their children? Its beyond disgusting.

It seems we are loosing the respect element within society. Not only respect but general compassion for one another. You only need to walk outside to hear parents swearing at their children and children shouting right back. Many parents do not know how to be parents. They have lost control. It is a big problem and will grow steadily worse as the generations go by.

However, despite the negativity we do have good within society. Those who are polite, considerate, helpful and who try to make a difference. We need more people like this. Parents need to be role models for their children. To set the example.

 

What are your thoughts?

 

 

Sarah

 

 

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I passed!!! 160 Views 10/04/12

So I got my results for my masters dissertation and I passed. Managed to get a B1 which is one grade point away from an A. So close but very happy with my results. I was expecting more to scrape through than to do so well. It has honestly been my hardest ever project. I said I wouldn't go back to uni to study any further but I guess I should never say never.

 

Sarah :-)

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