Mavala's colour range is free from harmful ingredients such as parabens, formaldehydes, toluene, camphor, cellophane, animal ingredients and heavy metal. Unlike...... more
Mavala's colour range is free from harmful ingredients such as parabens, formaldehydes, toluene, camphor, cellophane, animal ingredients and heavy metal. Unlike traditional nail colour, Mavala's unique formula delivers microscopic air pockets to allow nails to breathe and absorb nutrients.
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: April - May Flower colour: orange, heavily streaked with...... more
Position: full sun Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: April - May Flower colour: orange, heavily streaked with bronze Other features: excellent cut-flowers Hardiness: fully hardy Bulb Size: 12/14 Val Bourne spotted this and felt we had to offer it! Cairo is a fairly recent introduction in the tulip world and has been bred for its shimmering, bronze-infused, orange flowers. The classic shaped flowers are scented and appear in April and are great for adding depth to orange planting schemes. Alternatively if you are feeling bold, try mixing it with reds and purples. Garden care: In September to December plant bulbs 15-20cm deep and 10-15cm apart in fertile, well-drained soil. Alternatively, allow 7-9 bulbs per 30cm sq. After flowering dead-head and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each week for the first month. Once the foliage has died down naturally lift the bulbs and store in a cool greenhouse.
The Western Desert. 1942. Rommels Afrika Korps have driven the British Army back to Cairo and are poised for a final attack. Now, all the Nazis need to...... more
The Western Desert. 1942. Rommels Afrika Korps have driven the British Army back to Cairo and are poised for a final attack. Now, all the Nazis need to know is where the 8th Army will make their last stand. Two Nazi agents are sent into Cairo to seize the plans and find themselves caught up in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse in the sleazy nightclubs and back streets of the city.
"I've just met a wonderful new man. He's fictional but you can't have everything." So says Cecilia (Mia Farrow), the central figure in Woody Allen's lyrically...... more
"I've just met a wonderful new man. He's fictional but you can't have everything." So says Cecilia (Mia Farrow), the central figure in Woody Allen's lyrically humorous Purple Rose of Cairo. The era is the Great Depression, and she is the bullied wife who finds escape in romantic movies, falling in love with the explorer hero, Tom Baxter (Jeff Daniels), of the eponymous film. So far, nothing remarkable. But Allen has Baxter spot her in the audience, fall in love with her, and desert the picture, much to the irritation of the other characters. The surreal quality of the situation develops further when Gil Shepherd--the actor who played Baxter (Daniels again)--seeks out his fictional alter ego to persuade him back into the film and thus save both their reputations. Naturally Shepherd, too, falls in love with Cecilia, and she's left to choose between fiction and reality, chooses the latter and is then cruelly jilted. The message seems clear: fairytales are just that, make-believe. There's no such thing as a happy ending. Dating from 1985 (after Broadway Danny Rose and immediately before Hannah and her Sisters), this is one of the few movies in which Allen doesn't actually appear, though he's recognisable in every line of Farrow's character. It's also a nostalgic tribute to the era that defined movie glamour, the close-up of Cecilia's face at the end a moment of pure Hollywood. At 81 minutes, this is a small but brilliant gem.On the DVD: Aside from the technological improvement of DVD over video, the new format adds little by way of features: you can view the original trailer, scan the film scene by scene, and there's a choice of subtitles in eight languages.--Harriet Smith
Advantages: plenty to see Disadvantages: hawkers can be annoying; mainly outdoor so if bad weather would be difficult to view
...Memphis near Cairo, in Egypt is one of the best things I have ever seen. Here at the former capital of Egypt, you can see the prone statue of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx, and is now near a village called Mit Rahina. I visited this on the same day that I went to see the Step pyramid at Saqqara (pronounced Sakkara).
Randa our tour guide explained that there was a prone statue of Rameses...
Advantages: Well priced connections Disadvantages: Time it takes to get there can rely a bit on traffic
...'s very straight forward to pass through customs and what initially looks like a rather disorganised system soon becomes rather clear.
General Airport Info:
Cairo Airport is one of, if not the biggest airport in Africa, you can visit just about any African destination, Arab destination, the majority of Europe as well as several Asian cities. It's surprisingly a cheap airport to fly from and if you...
Advantages: Obvious - The Pyramids, The Sphinx and the Cairo museum! Disadvantages: Very busy and very polluted but don't let that put you off
...at midnight and being driven straight to the hotel, my first real sight of the city was early the next morning when we set out through Cairo to visit the pyramids. Driving through the morning rush hour and looking out at the city I realised I wasn't just in another country but another continent. I was in Africa.
Cairo is one of the world's most populous cities and looking out at the busy streets it was...
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