BBQs are a regular part of the school's social calendar. Whenever anything good happens to a staff member (new car, baby, new house etc) the person experiencing the good fortune pays 200 dirhams to Abdulla. When Abdulla's collection reaches 1,500 dirhams we have a BBQ. Abdulla is very, very good at extracting money for all sorts of 'good' reasons so we have a lot of BBQs!
Many of the staff play volleyball after school every Tuesday and then we start the BBQ rituals from about 6pm. Starting the fire, getting the food prepared - all takes a while (they call it 'arab time') so we always end up eating at about 9.30pm.
During the night, I showed Brian and She Who Must Be Obeyed around the school and we visited an art exhibition in the gym that was taking place during this week.
|SWMBO, Wozza, Mohamed, Brian and Peter (English advisor)|
|Mohamed (librarian) and Wozza with the boss banana.|
|Hesham (my translator) does his best to interpret for SWMBO.|