Cake And Coffee Heaven at Chez Karim

Karim holding his chocolate and coconut cake

I'm a regular visitor to Marine Garden Camp in Dahab, and while I'm there I often visit Karim and his dog, Action, at the Chez Karim coffee shop next door.

Why? Obviously to catch up on our news. He also makes the best fresh coffee this side of Italy, and almost every day he bakes a new cake and loves to experiment with different recipes, flavours and textures. From chocolate and coconut to peanut butter and banana, cheese and spinach to sweet potato and carrot, no stone, vegetable or combination is left unturned in his quest to find the perfect mix.

I'm pretty lucky, as in return for taking the odd snap for him, I get to sample his creations for free! Karim also makes some delicious fresh juices and milkshakes, mango, strawberry and banana being my particular favourite.


Random Love Hearts

random love hearts on a coffee stain and hair band

Lately I have been finding random love hearts everywhere I look. The coffee stain above was so clearly a heart that had to do a double take! It has now been laminated to the kitchen table as I can't bear to wipe it off. Sometimes my hair band is heart shaped, or even my face serum when I squirt it onto my finger in the mornings.

I'll keep taking a record of these moments, and I'll enjoy knowing that someone, somewhere, is looking out for me...