The friends I was staying with in Hurghada, Egypt, run a diving business there, BlueOTwo. Any diver’s dream is to dive in the Red Sea and there are masses of diving companies there operating there. Some of the British women divers have made their home there. One such woman, Denise, now runs The Purrfect Cuppa Cat Cafe, which is a wonderfully welcoming meeting place for locals and English speaking others alike.
There are masses of cats everywhere in Hurghada and Denise takes them in, neuters and vaccinates them, makes sure they are healthy and gives them a place to call home.
There are cat toys, cat beds and little cat cubby holes inside and out where cats can feel happy and safe
Families come in to sit in the cosy corner and cuddle cats
Some of the cats find new homes this way.
There is also a crafting corner
where every Thursday and Sunday people gather to craft together, sometimes somebody teaches a class, other times people just work on their own project and chat. Some work is for sale with a percentage going to help with cat welfare.
My friend and I went along, as you know, crafting with a group of women is right up there in my top ten ways to spend quality time.
The cats like to join in, of course.
After crafting we all had a delicious lunch together.
A wonderful way to spend a few hours learning more about life in Egypt and swapping art and craft tips.