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“Like Webster’s Dictionary …”

Posted by Big John on April 26, 2007

Not much time for blogging this week as come Saturday we will be on the high seas on our way to Madeira and the Canary Islands. It’s a two week cruise and will include stops in Morocco and Portugal.

The other evening for dinner we had a Moroccan chicken dish which was flavoured with spices, pine nuts and apricots and served on a bed of couscous.

I enjoyed the meal very much, as did my wife, which is just as well as she could be eating a lot more of such food in the near future, as I’m thinking of taking her to the Atlas mountains to see what she would be worth to some Berber tribesman.

At a guess I would put her value at two camels, three goats and a donkey.

Well perhaps I’ll let her keep the donkey, as she will definitely need one to enable her to  ….

…     ‘talk it’s hind leg off’.  🙂


 p.s.  I believe that our cruise ship has some sort of internet service, so watch this space and I’ll post if I can.


8 Responses to ““Like Webster’s Dictionary …””

  1. Chris said

    Those Berber chappies are probably all driving round in 4×4’s these days, aren’t they? Anyway, I digress. I was just going to say what a brave man you are: if Mrs Oldgit reads this post you might end up having to walk the plank. And in any case, what use is a three legged donkey?

    PS – Enjoy your holiday :))

  2. Jackshian said

    As my wife is a blonde I was offered six donkeys for her when we were in Turkey two years ago .. if it helps you decide at all let me just say that the donkeys settled very easily in the UK.

    Have a good time you two.

  3. Betty said

    Have a great time.I hope your wife has forgiven you by the time you get back.

  4. Ginnie said

    If your wife can “talk a hind leg off a donkey” she can certainly strike a bargain with those tribesmen and she just might come home minus one husband !!
    Tell her we’d miss your blog and maybe she’ll take pity on you.

  5. Pamela said

    Your excellent blog came up on my radar because you mentioned the Canary Islands. Developing from Ginnie’s observation: we have over 300K goats, quite a few camels and the odd donkey, plus equality by law here. If Mrs Oldgit wants to negotiate a deal, I’d suggest she might have more success here. 🙂 Do hope you’ll have a grand time. Do you know if you’ll be calling into Tenerife?

  6. Maria said

    I understand the Berber tribesmen LOVE older and wiser mature women. You may have to fight them off with that camel leg. Now please tell your wife to let me know if there is one really handsome guy for me. It is not that I plan to leave Bob (I dearly love him.) but I hear “Desert Song” in the background and am in need of a good fantasy afternoon.

    Have a wonderful time on your trip. I will be checking in to see if you post while cruising. On our cruises, we found it quite pricey to use the ship’s internet.

  7. ferouzeh said

    Have a nice cruise and pls keep in touch with plenty of your stories so nicely observed

  8. briggy said

    why you old sexist!

    .o0(wonder if the Berbers like two for one offers?)

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