Sunday, November 23, 2008

Talk of Eid

Eid is just around the corner - only a few weeks away. For some weird reason I'm not dreading it this year as I usually do. I think it's because last year we slaughtered by ourselves for the first time without the in-laws and it turned out fine and so we'll most likely do it again. Eid without in-laws is a peaceful event!

There is some talk going around town about sheep being infected with a disease called 'blue tongue' (?). Also talk of imported sheep. I'm not sure what it's about but according to my husband the sheep that are affected die very quickly and so it's unlikely that you would buy one that was sick because it would be obviously ill. We'll see what happens. If there's a sheep or not I really don't care one way or the other. We can always grill a chicken. At any rate, we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

In the mean time, the weather is cooling off. I'm already making plans on how I'll spend my weekend so I can enjoy the fresh air. 


  1. Salaam,

    They are importing Australian sheep. Saw a lorry load of them on monday parked on the road to janzour.

    Dh was saying something about the sheep being sick've given it a name! Thanx now will have to look that one up. Never heard of blue tongue before!

  2. I heard that it's very easy to tell if the sheep are ill and that there was only cerain areas of the country affected (if you can believe them) Also the imported sheep have arrived but I think you have to go and register in Tagoura to get one. News still trickling through about that.
    Hope your Eid is a good one whatever you slaughter.

  3. ps what is ''hajj'' eid like here in libya?

  4. Well this is not on any topic on your blog but maybe you can help. My wife and I are architects both Italian and US citizens. We live in Italy. It seems that many of the professionals we know are looking for work in Libya because things are so slow here. We have no connections and I thought it might be useful to find an expat sight in Libya where we could make some connections and get a feel for the possibilities. Do you have any ideas. You can email us or check our blog Thanks, John


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