Monday, 2 July 2007

Fireworks and Curling in Morocco...

We had another fireworks show last night. Apparently in Rabat fireworks are called for on all occasions. This one was not quite so convenient as it was centered behind “the tree”. NO matter where we stood on the terrace we had to view the very colorful show through the tree. Always before they have been centered behind the Hassan V tower where we get a perfect line of sight. Obviously this is a new chap!

I love our very oddly shaped tree. It is home to a host of birds and clothed in a skirt of brilliant purple bougainvillea.

Here are the photographs advertising the Curling event coming up at the Mega Mall in Souissi-Rabat. I still can’t quite get over this. Debio will be able to relate.

More photographs to the right and below.


Annie said...

I can still feel the pain in my elbow from my less than graceful fall at my one and only curling experience in Paisley in 1999!

Curling takes many talents, evidently remaining upright being one of them!

I Beatrice said...

That looks very like one of the more disgracefully unpruned trees in our garden! Only ours is half smothered with white climbing roses, not bougainvillea.... I always mean to get the tree men in - but somehow can never quite bring myself to do it.

How does your cat cope with the fireworks? Our poor creature hides in the most extraordinary places in the run-up to bonfire night... and for the weeks afterwards during which residual fireworks keep going off.

Curling though? How did that come to take off in Morocco?

(You will see by the numbers and lengths of my comments, that my own writing is not going well today!)

lady macleod said...


I stand in awe at your daring! I have never but watched.

thank you for coming by.

lady macleod said...

i beatrice

M.C. is from Morocco. It's like the prayer calls, he takes it all in stride.

I have NO IDEA how curling came here!

I do understand that beatrice, believe me I do. when my comments are brief and not so often it is because I am on a roll, and the other is true as well...
not to worry, I have faith in your talent. Have a nice cup of tea in the garden.

thank you for coming by.

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

Lovely photos. I've tagged you by the way.

@themill said...

Curling? Really? How bizarre. Have lovely bouganvillea in my conservatory, but they do look so beautiful on a terrace.

Omega Mum said...

'A girl and her kitty'. What will Mutley make of the caption? Gorgeous picture. Love the bread basket. With your rug as objects of desire.

lady macleod said...


Thank you, thank you, and thank you for coming by.

@the mill

I know! Yes, I am so disappointed the terrace cats killed ours...sigh.

thank you for coming by.

omega mum

I must say that Mutley has always been a perfect gentleman when visiting here, and I can only assume he will continue to do so, raconteur that he is.

thank you, i know, and thank you for coming by.

Whispering Walls said...

It sounds rather dangerous to hold a curling competition in a mall...anyway I want to hear that you and Q are the proud owners of the Curly Cup

lady macleod said...


Ha ha LOL I fear the only Curly Cup we are likely to get is the Hair Olympics.

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The Good Woman said...

Amazing...curling... who would have thought. Reminds me of a friend in Lusaka who was quite adept at ten pin bowling. His technique was slow and deliberate. It was only when I saw the curling at the winter Olympics that I figured out where he had learnt it.

lady macleod said...

good woman

It's a funny ole world isn't it?

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James Higham said...

I wish they'd just get this Hassan tower business right!

lady macleod said...


I know! they just have to keep the fireworks show a bit to the left.

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