Apologies for the lack of new posts recently, I have several exciting things up my sleeve as there has been a whole host of amazing things happening in Dahab recently. The drought of news coming from me has nothing to do with lack of postworthy events in Dahab. Simply because my family has just embarked on what is often described as one of the most stressful times in your life; we have just moved house. After two years being back living in the UK we have bought our first home and have managed to move ourselves, two small children and far too many boxes out of storage and into our new place. Before you think I am going off on a tangent, the reason for this post is not only to apologise for the dry spell in news on this page, but also to show you our little bits of Egypt which have been given pride of place in finding a new home. We have removed the seventies carpets, stripped off more artex and cushioned wallpaper than we thought possible, and our new home is starting to take shape with a little help from our Dahab treasures.
Our beautiful engraved Islamic lamp shade is now in pride of place in the dining room. These lamps are found in many of the bazaars in Dahab and and are a fraction of the cost of similar ones sold in John Lewis! The hand embroidered appliqué cushion cover is an example of a very traditional style, this was purchased at the Dahab Community Market from a seller who had brought his wares down from Cairo. The Islamic tiles, I must admit are Moroccan, these traditional cement tiles are a passion of ours and very similar to the ones we used throughout Residence Arabesque (Oh I can see another post coming on….) This bright dash of colour makes the perfect hearth for a fireplace in the middle of a cold winter. The final photo is of a trio of beautiful hand beaten copper mirrors that I bought in my favourite Bazaar in Dahab many years ago and have finally been able to put up on the wall. Residence Arabesque will always be our Egyptian home, but finally and thankfully we also now have an English home too.