31/10/2005 Issue 145 Past Issues

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  • International Cuisine
  • T-Bone, Porterhouse and Filletsteaks
  • Incredible Delicious Salads
  • Daily Specials
  • Sandwiches to match a Main Course
  • Cake & Sweet of the Day
  • Variety of Bread from our Bakery
  • Catering  & Party menu
No Discount - but outstanding food




Feature Article ...

History of Halloween

The celebration of Halloween today is a mixture of rituals and celebrations from a lot of different people. The earliest origin is from the Celts, who lived in Scotland.

On October 31, they celebrated what they called Samhain (pronounced So-in). It was the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the cold, dark winters.

The Celts believed that on Oct 31, the Lord of Death released souls back to Earth.

On October 31, the Celts wore scary costumes because they believed that then the evil spirits wouldn't recognize them as humans and wouldn't mess with them. This is probably where the tradition of dressing up in costumes on Halloween came from.

When the Romans conquered the Celts in 46 AD, the combined the Celtic rituals with their own harvest celebrations: this is where apples (as in Bobbing for Apples) and corn came into the celebration.
As Christianity spread, the church combined the non-Christian celebration with their own celebration of All Saints' Day (also called All Hallows' Day, celebrated on Nov 1). To celebrate all Saints' Day, young men went door-to-door asking for food for the poor. This is one of the places Trick-or-Treating came from!
One more thing. Wonder where the whole Jack-o-Lantern thing came from? Well, before there were flashlights and such, Irish people used to carve out turnips and put a candle in them for a lantern. When they came to America, they noticed there weren't many turnips, but lots and lots of pumpkins, so they used them instead!
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between 05:00 pm and 08:00 pm
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Also check our regular Menu for Breakfast, Salads, Sandwiches, Pizza & Pasta and Desserts


The Consular Section of the British Embassy in Cairo will visit Sharm El Sheikh on Sunday 13 November. The venue for the temporary office will be publicised in due course.We hope to be able to offer the following formal services:
  • Legalisation service
  • Notarial services
  • Passport services (fully completed applications will be accepted, then processed back in Cairo and available there for collection there.)

    The consular team will be on hand to answer your queries. We would like to encourage British Citizens, especially those resident in Sharm El Sheikh, to visit the temporary office






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What's on ... in Egypt

November 14-17 2005

Oceanic, the Leading American manufacturer of Scuba Diving equipment will hold the first-ever Sales Presentation, Technical Seminar and Equipment Test event in Egypt. The 2006 product line will be presented, a complete Regulator Technical seminar will be given covering all first and second stages, and a full day of diving will allow the participants to test the new Oceanic equipment.
This meeting will be attended by Oceanic USA Management staff, Oceanic Europe Management staff and Oceanic Distributors from Russia, Middle East, Europe and Egypt. The meeting is by invitation only please contact Mr. Rafik K. El Shaarawy – Divoos - the Oceanic Distributor and Agent for details: +2012-213 5174 - rafik@divoos.com
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PARENTS & KIDS - Halloween Costumes

Your child will rule the Halloween party with this easy-to-assemble King Tut costume.

  • headband
  • bobby pins or hair clips
  • white streamers/toilet paper
  • white shirt, pants, socks, shoes
  • tape/glue
  • scissors
  • X-acto knife or hole punch
  • cutting board
  • string
  • markers
  • card stock
  • printable mask, headpiece, and beard.

Time needed: About 1 Hour

1. Click on each of the following links for your printable King Tut mask, headpiece, and beard. To view the .pdf file, you'll need Adobe Reader which is available for free from the Adobe site.

2. Paste each printout onto card stock, making sure the glue is on the back of the costume images. Have your child color in the mask and headpiece. It can be in traditional King Tut style (see picture) or any way your child desires.
3. A parent or other grown-up can then cut out the mask and pieces. Also, be sure to cut out the eyes and mouth, so your child can see and breathe. Using an X-acto knife (and cutting board) or a hole punch will make the cutting easier.
4. Punch one hole on either side of the mask (in the designated area). Reinforce the holes with tape, so that the mask doesn't rip while it is being worn. Thread a length of string through each hole and secure it. Make sure the mask fits snugly but not too tightly around your child's head.
5. Glue the headpiece attachments (a) to the printable headpiece (b) in the designated area.
Attach the headpiece to the headband by wrapping the tabs around the headband from front to back and taping them to the back. Or use bobby pins or hair clips to attach the headpiece tabs to your child's hair.
6. Glue the beard piece to the back of the chin area on the mask so that the tab is not seen and the colored side is facing forward.
7. Dress your child in pants and sweatshirt.
8. Wrap the streamers or toilet paper around your little mummy, add the mask and headpiece, and you have the final mummified effect.


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Ingredients :
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup fresh or canned pumpkin puree
3 eggs 1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins
2 1/3 cups Bisquick
Pinch of ground nutmeg (optional)

Preparation :
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9- by 5-inch loaf pan. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together with a wooden spoon. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 45 minutes. Test with a knife-if the knife comes out clean, the bread is ready. If not, put back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes. Cool before removing from the pan. Keep in a plastic bag, in a cover dish in a cool location or in the refrigerator. When you are ready to serve, cut into slices, then cut out slices with a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter and spread with cream cheese or jam. Serves 12 to 18


Ingredients :
8 cups cranberry juice
6 cups sparkling apple cider
6 orange slices
Preparation :
Put all ingredients in a punch bowl. Add ice cubes just before serving.
Makes 14 cups


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