Ahmed is a local boy and is a typical, nice Siwan lad. We had many more experienced builders working for us, but Ahmed quickly became the one we would trust with buying lunch and sorting all those little fiddley jobs that involved diving off to the Souk. He worked loyally for us for six months whilst the Siwa Villa was being built turning up at 7.30am everyday and never once complaining about anything.
When the building phase came to an end we asked him if he would like to be the house keeper and he gladly accepted. Ahmed has been through intense “how English people like their houses kept clean” training and now knows what the English word for bleach is.
Ahmed plays the drums and needs no encouragement to organize a party in the garden with some of his musician friends. He will drive the carriage and Jack (Angus’s donkey) around Siwa when and wherever you want to go. He is very trust worthy and will keep the villa tidy throughout your stay. At the same time Ahmed is very discreet and good at keeping out of your way when you are working in the Co-working area.