Okay, so this isn't as it happens, live action news. Its a pre-recorded show but it is all taken from my original notes!
So, its Day One. We are up bright and early, 6am (little did we know how much of a lie in that was going to seem in a few days time!). We are doing well time wise and hit the Glasgow traffic at about 8.30. At this point I, whom is driving, exclaim
"Oh, the little light has come on" and indeed the small 'fuel low' indicator light has made an appearance. After a brief exchange it is decided that there is enough fuel to carry on so we press forward. Shortly after comes the inevitable, "Oh, that little light is flashing now!" So what to do? We aren't really sure of the road we are on let alone heading into the centre of Glasgow! At rush hour! But head in we do and after much nail biting, one stop for direction and a lot of "I thought she said it was just up here!! What if the car stops!!" But we made it to the airport in the end and all was well.
A flight from Glasgow to Heathrow, then Heathrow to Luxor. 6 hours flying all together and now we are 2 hours ahead of ourselves. We get off the plane and then it is our first encounter with Egypt - a bank that didn't accept Egyptian currency, that'll throw ya! We had to ask our rep to help us out with this strange Egyptian custom. We had to go and convince another bank to accept our Egyptian money so we could buy our Visa! Great start! It was dark when we made it to Luxor so there was little to see out of the windows of the coach but we were able to see that there is hope for the world as we passed by, and I quote 'The Luxor Centre for the Rehabilitation of Special Neds'.
Our cruise ship was large, and empty! (Its the red one in the photo!) We were told that the ship slept 150 but that there would only be 32 of us on board for the duration of the cruise! Nice, that means no fighting for sun loungers or sardine like usage of the swimming pool! We retired to our room, which was very nice and very spacious! They had even, as we had missed dinner, left fruit and sandwiches and juice for us, very nice. There was no wake up call the following morning, although the ship was setting sail at 5 am which aught to do the trick, and little did we know what a luxury a lie in would be! Breakfast tomorrow between 7 and 10.30am.