Friday, 25 January 2008

We won't go hungry...

... that's for sure.
Every day since we arrived people bring us food.

It began with Bachir giving us some whey from his cow.

And then his mom cooked a tagine with chickpeas and green beans.

Dounia helped me to plant mint in our garden...

... and afterwards she handed me two eggs she had kept in the pocket of her apron. The big one is a turkey egg.

Of course, the neighbors bring us home-made bread every day.

If we don't know what to do with all that bread, there 's somebody that's always hungry.

Thursday, 24 January 2008

Our Moroccan Mudbrick House : The Tour

Some of you have been waiting for this for a long time... and here it is, the guided tour of our house. Well, I have to warn you, it is not comprehensive, and it is not always very presentable.

So, what do we begin with? Oh yes, its pretty behind.
On the left, the water tank, and it the middle, the bathroom.

I took this photograph on a foggy day.

From the terrace on the second floor, the view is amazing.

So, do you wanna come in? Watch it, it's a mess!
The kitchen and the living room.

The kitchen. It looks like camping right now, but soon it's going to be all white and pretty.

The stove. The big crack on the wall shows that the house works more than us!

The door leading to the bathroom.

The bathroom. Soon all that grey concrete will be covered with white tadelekt.

That's all for today. But there are a lot of things to show to you, for next time.

Tuesday, 22 January 2008


This morning our house was covered by a beautiful fog.

In the foreground, you can see our olive trees, which seem young but which are in fact some old branches we planted two years ago, and the road leading to the house.

And then the fog went away.