Norm Tucker is a good friend of the Maadi Messenger. We regret of course that he now lives in Australia but such is the life of many expatriates, they come and go. The relationship between expatriates living in Egypt and Ramadan can be a love-hate relationship. Some might argue that Ramadan is the ‘most unproductive month of the year’. The excitement of the children was very evident, the colours of the different teams were striking and the organisation by Cairo American College (CAC) staff and students was amazing. This summer will mark my third Ramadan spent in Egypt since I began traveling to the country in January 2011.  My first experience of an Egyptian Ramadan in the summer of 2011

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  • Seeing Ramadan through the eyes of photographer Norm Tucker

    Norm Tucker is a good friend of the Maadi Messenger. We regret of course that he now lives in Australia but such is the life of many expatriates,

     
  • A FAMILY FAVOURITE RECIPE!

    Hey Families!
    Here is an easy holiday recipe for you to make together. As this recipe requires boiling ingredients on a stove top we recommend careful adult supervision of children. It only takes 10 minutes, and you have a yummy snack, perfect for a stay at home movie night! Try it this month!

     
  • A Western-Islamic Account on Spirituality

    The relationship between expatriates living in Egypt and Ramadan can be a love-hate relationship. Some might argue that Ramadan is the ‘most unproductive month of the year’. People work less hours and businesses can get a bit slow.

     
  • The Egyptian Weasel

    Last week, my 4 year old son found a dead rodent in a garden. He and his little friend came to me to tell me about the dead thing. “What is it?” Both of us Mums asked. My son wasn’t sure but he thought it was a ferret. The girl (also 4) playing with him told her Mummy it was a beaver.

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