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Miss Kimberley



Aug 19, 05 - 7:47 PM
Hello Dear Ladies

Hello Dear Ladies

I am little nervous, this being my 'maiden voyage'into your charming world! I have just returned from a wonderful two month tour of Egypt and other delightful places. I think I probably bored dear Miss Annalinde Miralene with some details of my trip when I contacted her during my travels, so I must endeavour not to do the same here !!

BUT - as anyone ever taken afternoon tea at the Winter Palace Hotel in Luxor, Egypt!! It was the highlight of my trip! What a grand old place. The news of Howard Carter's finding of Tutankamun's tomb first broke there! apparently (I do hope I have spelt Tutankamun correctly?) Anyway I did not feel out of place in the least, as I drank Earl Grey Tea in the most delightful blue and white polka dot dress, complimented by some equally delightful, stilletos - courtesy of a wonderful vintage clothing store in the Portobello Road.

If anyone would like to ask more of my trip and adventures, I would be delighted to oblige, and it would certainly help me getting to know you all.

Miss Kimberley
Isabel Trent



Aug 19th, 2005 - 8:54 PM
Re: Hello Dear Ladies

Dear Miss Kimberley,

Welcome to the club, and may I say what a pleasure it is to make your acquaintance? I should love to hear all about your voyages -- I myself am not only housebound but bedbound, with a broken foot which demands to remain two feet in the air at all times. Wreaks havoc with a girl's social calendar, dontcherknow.

Did you visit Greece at all? How I should love to go to Greece, and stand in the unfinished temple on Naxos Island! And wouldn't it be just topping to, say, walk down marble steps set into a cliff, and see how they were worn away in the middle by thousands of years of climbers?

Do tell us everything, Miss Kimberley, and make yourself quite at home.

Yours faithfully,

Isabel Trent
Princess Mushroom



Aug 19th, 2005 - 8:59 PM
Re: Hello Dear Ladies

Oh, welcome. We're all over Africa aren't we? I am told there is an imaginary lion that runs through the middle called the Equator (I don't know if that is because it does equations. I saw parrots in France that can do multiplication - but I digress). You were North of it in the golden realm of Queen Cleopatra, while Tiggrs were south of it conqering the highest peaks. In fact they are still there - I suspect disporting thier tiggery selves on the beaches near Mombassa. They assisted by twenty native guides and bearers and replete with pith-helmets; you taking tea in polka-dots and stillettos and...

And I had better start a new paragraph before I run out of breath.

Welcome to the Club, Miss Kimberley.
Miss Prism



Aug 19th, 2005 - 11:11 PM
Re: Hello Dear Ladies

There is no precise roman-alphabet spelling for Tutankhamen's name, since it is transliterated from hieroglyphics. Tutankhamen is usual though many prefer Tut-ankh-amun The "h" should not be omitted as the middle element of the name refers to the ankh or looped cross which is one of the Egyptian royal insignia.
Miss Kimberley



Aug 20th, 2005 - 7:52 PM
Re: Hello Dear Ladies

Thank you Miss Trent and Princess Mushroom for the warm welcome, and you too of course Miss Prism for enlightening me on the various spellings of Tutankhamun - you sound most learned, are you an Egyptoligist per chance?

No, unfortunately, I did not not get around to visiting Greece, Miss Trent. I was lucky enough to visit Jordan. I flew there in the most sorriest looking propeller plane EVER, over the Gulf of Aqaba, (Gosh, you are so right Miss Prism regarding the oblong key!!!!!) I visited the Lost City of Petra once in Jordan - what a fascinating place, then I flew on to Cyprus and Malta.

I have spent the last few days finding a place for the delightful bargains I managed to pick up, in the various markets etc. By the way, Miss Prism, would you happen to know the correct name of those little beaded hats, Egyptian ladies once wore? I bought so many of them, and in every colour imaginable. I do believe they were quite fashionable, in the Western World in the 1920's.


Miss Kimberley

p.s I have a dreadful feeling, that there may be a u in Aqaba.




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