Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Lakeside

No, not the shopping centre! So yesterday, my husband took a few hours off work and we went `en famille` to Lake Lalla Takerkoust for lunch, a reservoir 30 odd miles away from Marrakech. After a dry winter, the water level looked low. As we left Marrakech, we had passed 3 golf courses being constructed in a space of 10 kilometers.


With it being a gorgeous day and a holiday I thought the lake would be busy with day trippers and pic-nickers ...


...but apart from a few boys swimming and a lone pedalo, a very squeaky pedalo, it was deserted...


We ate a simple lunch at a simple little restaurant.  Zaki seemed happy enough..

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but was a little nonplussed by the arrival of the salad. Perhaps it was the orange slices? Nope. Vegetables.


Later, I sliced in to the pink and orange fabrics Jennifer sent me for a Siblings Together quilt.


I`ll show you how I got on tomorrow.


21 comments:

Katy Cameron said...

What?! You never fed that child vegetables, how could you?! At least he won't get scurvy if he eats the oranges ;o)

Patchwork and Play said...

Ooooh! Pretty fabric! Fancy having a salad with veggies!!! That's a unique idea! LOL!!

Little Island Quilting said...

Methinks you been road testing your curved ruler ;-)

Jenelle said...

That lake looks idyllic. Lucky to have it all to yourselves too! Poor Zaki looks very much like the veggies aren't going to work for lunch. ;)

Ellie said...

The lake looks so lovely and peaceful. Those vegetables sure took the smile of Zaki's face didn't they :))

Flying Blind... said...

Lovely!
Glad I am not the only one to leave my rotary cutter 'open' for the urgent need of a photo!!

susan said...

Love that look on Zaki's face. Priceless!

Kelly said...

It is highly insensitive to the sun deprived to put up divine pictures of sunshine and beach!! That said love the look on Zaki's face when faced with salad ;-)

Leanne said...

Looks like a beautiful spot, so lovely to do something like that!

Cherie said...

What great pictures...worthy of becoming postcards!
Love those fabrics! Such gorgeous shades =D

Inspiredbyfelix said...

Oooo that sounds like a fab day out...apart from the slightly spooky squeaky lone pedalo!

Loving the pink and orange, can't wait to see what you do x

Danny Heyen said...

How fun! Our lakes are not that pretty!

Dianne Neale said...

Fancy making the poor child eat vegetables of all things!

That fabric looks good enough to eat.

Leanne said...

That lake is stunning, I hope you get to go often. On the other hand you do need the health and safety lecture...

Debbie said...

what a fun lunch setting!

krista said...

oh, fun. i wish i were playing in that lake, and eating that delish salad. happy sewing :D

Catherine said...

it looks like a lovely place to have lunch. its so cold and miserable here at the moment :-(. Love those orange colours

blandina (aracne) said...

The lake looks like a peaceful place to be, a marvellous place indeed.
And the salad...mmm!

Nicky said...

Love the link between orange slices in lunch and citrus colours in your fabrics!

Poor Zaki! How could you torture him so?

leanne said...

love the pink and orange - watched an old episode of green acres yesterday (whilst sewing of course!) and eva gabor was wearing this fabulous pink and orange number trimmed with pink feathers on the sleeves - so fabulous :) I've always loved that combo so I'm really glad its back :)

diane said...

Sounds like just the day you needed to relax. ANd Zaki...my how he's grown since we "met".