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When I was planning on moving to Morocco my fav niece asked me what sort of garden I wanted. I had no idea except I wanted a lemon tree. When I arrived late on the ‘first night of the rest of my life’ after I’d quit my job, sold my home, and given most of the contents away, the flight had been delayed four hours, there was a last minute panic about whether the cats were going to get put on the plane because of a cock up, and then the relief standing in passport control close to midnight watching them going around and around in the distance on the luggage carousel – there in my garden was a young lemon tree. My niece had sent over the money to a friend, who had bought and had it planted.
Here it is now, eight years later, a super healthy looking tree. Its only ever had one lemon, but hey, who cares! In the background you’ll also see the first blooms of a lovely pink climbing rose, which she also bought for me to remind me of home.
And now to my latest present, a gift this morning from my lovely French neighbours. A lily of the valley stem and root which was gift wrapped, a present for Labour Day, which I guess must be celebrated more in France than the UK. I hiked out an old overgrown plant, and popped it in a pot straight away.
I have several other plants that were ‘gifts’ in my garden, from the local hobo, who I guess watches people planting out a new garden, and thinks they won’t miss the odd tiny plant, and brings it to me as a present……but thats a story for another week!
I am contributing to How Does Your Garden Grow at http://mammasaurus.co.uk/ pop over and have a look
Had a smashing meal with some friends yesterday lunchtime. I didn’t take my camera, so heres a link to pics on the internet
its just on the Corniche, close to Club Med.
Classic French cuisine, I had confit of duck and it was delicious, as was the White Lady (vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce and chantilly cream).
Nice atmosphere, good English spoken by the waitress, personal service by the manager, 200 dhs a head for two courses with drinks.
Red and black decor, pleasant outdoor seating area, in fact it was so comfortable two friends left with details of the shop where they bought the chairs.
Only downside was that I wanted Moules et Frites which I’d heard a lot about, but much of the fish menu wasn’t available, the Manager said they have more fish in the weekdays when it is fresh.
Will certainly visit again, and will have the moules et frites.