Thursday, June 9, 2011

C'mon people now, smile on your brother (The Youngbloods)

Highlight of the week so far has been Brian and Jacky enjoying some of the local delicacies at one of my school's social BBQ events, and living to tell the tale.

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.
 Love and peace - Wozza

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