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Happily married, with 4 children who keep us on our toes! Been here in Cairo since 1999, where I teach French in an American school. I also manage the department, and am trying to find time to complete my PhD. Not too long to go now! I am a keen cook , always on the look-out for new recipes. We return at least once a year to Scotland in order to escape the blistering Egyptian summers. We miss the mountains, the forests and the snow! I enjoy reading, and don't like shopping. Usually a pretty punctual buddy, when I came here I soon realised that to many, a 10 am appointment can actually mean 11.30am appointment, and have just had to get used to the Egyptian philosophy of " Never do anything today that you can put off till tomorrow"!! I dislike traffic jams and packed shops, but I love being able to buy wonderful fresh veg and fresh Phyllo pastry here in Egypt, in Scotland these essential ingredients were often hard to find. My family adore Greek food, and I suppose Egyptian food is very similar. I have many cookbooks from Nigella Lawson to Arto der Haroutunian, and am always on the look-out for authentic and traditional recipes. I love Seafood restaurants and really enjoy good Indian food.