In January I was visiting a lovely very old friend Gabrielle in Auckland. After lots of talking & reminiscing over stories that have gathered lots of momentum & fiction over the years, she suggested that I should call an n.m.boyd soap "Queen Hatshepsutand". Very few of us know of this Queen yet alone can pronounce her name. In the year prior to the "Arab Spring" uprising, Gabrielle, her husband Trevor along with a group of friends decided to visit Egypt. There happened to be a year long course about "Queen Hatshepsutand" offered at Auckland University so Gabrielle enrolled & immersed herself in learning all she could about the first female pharaoh of Egypt.(1479-1457 BC). The Queen remained in power for 20 years; expanded trading relations with other countries, built magnificent temples & managed a flourishing economy, "Queen Hatshepsutand" stepped down when her nephew came of age & took his rightful place as pharaoh. I heard that when Gabrielle arrived with her intrepid tour group in Egypt, she became the tour leader for all the tourists who would gather around her as she very enthusiastically told them about "Queen Hatshepsutand." So Gabrielle this soap is for you.
It will take 6 weeks to cure as it is made with goats milk and honey. I think Queen Hatshepsutand would have approved so I added chamomile & lavender to the soap as well. Gabrielle I will send you some bars when they're ready. Included will be much gratitude for all the wonderful things you are & do,for your lovely hospitality, friendship & kindnesses s you & Trevor share when we visit. Wishing you all you need for the speedy healing. Love Lizzie Marilla Fitzpatrick