Dressed up on the Nile: Funny: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge


© irene waters 2018

Roger is not into dressups and neither of us is in to spending money on things that we will never use again but we couldn’t be the only ones from our group not to dress up. I determined I would find a cheap galabiyah for him to wear. I did and then we had to experiment with the head dress. Firstly we tried my yellow scarf.


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and then my lacy blue number. We decided to go with blue and off we went to dinner


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where we found our compatriots in their finery. Sheiks with their hareems. Roger the peasant amongst royalty.


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One had come prepared having brought a dinner suit with him and dressed as Howard Carter – the Englishman that discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922.


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© irene waters 2018

After dinner we retired to the lounge for some entertainment.


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We danced Egyptian style.


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Roger was asked if he could sell some tat that had been bought that day in his bazaar stall. The funniest thing, however, I failed to capture on film. Roger, Sheik Rod and one other man from the audience were selected to entertain us. They were taken outside and given instruction (they were driving a motorcycle in the Cairo traffic and they had to demonstrate with movement and sound what they were experiencing.) They remained outside whilst the MC came in and placed a chair in the centre of the stage. It looked like a throne. He said to the audience that unfortunately the three men had a bad case of diarrhoea. Roger went first and to my mind was the funniest. As he blurted and blasted and shifted buttock postition on the chair I almost fell off the chair laughing. I realised that it is awhile since I have found something so funny that the tears rolled down my face.

All up it was a funny, fun night.

In response to Cee’s prompt funny for the Fun Foto Challenge.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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6 Responses to Dressed up on the Nile: Funny: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

  1. What a hilarious story, especially the way your hosts set it up. But where’s the photo of you?

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  2. Cee Neuner says:

    Wonderful fun Irene 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  3. noelleg44 says:

    Fun, Irene. Amazing what you can do with a towel or a scarf!

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