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Licide ,, for head lice 150 LE for a spray on bottle but you can get lotion in a small bottle for around 5 Le
we spent quite a lot on lice meds a few months ago. so happy that little blip is long over!

we went to maadi city centre a few days ago...

taxi from helwan to carrefour: 30LE

rides at "magic planet" (merry go round, some other "go round", dirty play area): 7LE per kid for merry go round
5LE for other spinning ride
10LE per kid on play area
we spent 200LE very quickly on rides and ticket games.

crappy meal of mcdonalds:
42LE for 3 Happy Meals

carrefour:
Clorox wipes 26-28LE for 35 wipes (depending on fragrance)
pint of ben & jerry's 60LE (we bought two)
Clorox oxi cleaner 42.5LE for 900gm
S-26 Gold baby formula (0-6 months) 80LE for 900gm
Bio Applesauce 4 for 19LE
Comfort fabric softener (the blue one) 3L 19LE

mothercare:
girl's underwear size 3-4 and 4-5 7 pair package for 150LE
two summer dresses (sale) 150LE each
two 3-6 month overall (sale) 130LE
one 3-6 month summer set (sale) 90LE
they were having a 50% sale - it's still going on if anyone is interested. includes strollers, i noticed...

taxi home: 30LE


family with strep infections:

3 children - zithromax - 650mg suspension 27LE each
1 baby - amoxicillin - 7LE
2 adults - ampiclox - 15LE each


trip to look at amgad international school:

taxi: 30LE

9000+ LE for nursery (3 year olds) with the understanding that daughter would have to repeat nursery again next year because all spots for kg1 were already filled (????). poor english abilities noted in staff and instructor (side note).
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Local shop

pair of 18 carat gold earings 900 LE

1 bottle of sprite
1 mars bar
1 box of hobnobs
1 bounty bar...
grand total 23.50 LE

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1 coffee
1 green ginger tea
1 green salad
1 slice of carrot cake

72.50 at CSA Maadi.

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1 vodaphone sim card 15 LE

3 ravioli dishes, 3 lemon juices plus 2 coffees... 192 LE.. Italian in Zamalek

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6 months subscription OSN Premium Package 1,875LE order 6 months and pay for 5

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Tresemme conditioner LE65 (exact same one is £4.30 in Asda right now or 2 for £5!!!)
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Tresemme conditioner LE65 (exact same one is 4.30 in Asda right now or 2 for 5!!!)
Get me a cheap flight and i will bring a couple of suitcases full of Tresemme just for you..
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Local shop

pair of 18 carat gold earings 900 LE

1 bottle of sprite
1 mars bar
1 box of hobnobs
1 bounty bar...
grand total 23.50 LE
Mnnn, I am not allowed to have any of those, irrespective of what they cost...in my house we write this list as follows:

sprite (1,5 litre) 2023kCalories (about 26 teaspoons of refined sugar)
Mars bar (small one) 456kC
hobnobs 340kC per single biscuit
bounty bar 387kC

that works out, for me to just about 6 hours on the threadmill...

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Cairo opera house art gallery..10LE.. shame the paintings are being ruined by the pollution.

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Starbucks

1 Large green tea 11.00
1 Chk Panini 22.00
1 Alm Croissant 9.00
1 Strawberry Juice 11.00
1 Latte 15.50
caramel for latte 4.00

Tax 7,25


Total 79.50 LE

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