Saturday, January 15, 2011

One goal accomplished today.

Todays task of sorting out the window next to my desk - accomplished! I think the new plants look nice and I took care of the old plants. It still needs something with flowers - but this will do for now. The whole area next to my desk looks fabulous now. 

Here's another picture from behind my desk:

When I first came to Libya in 1989, I came through Tunisia. So Tunis was where I stepped down on the continent of Africa for the very first time. As I walked down the steps of the plane I looked out at the view  of a mountain in the distance which I later learned was called 'Jabal Bou Kornine' or the Two-Horned Mountain. I've been back to Tunis a few times since then and we usually take the time to go for a picnic and hiking on that very same mountain which is also a national park. It's quite nice actually, there is interesting wildlife to see, including wild boar (quite a surprise to come face to face with one when I didn't expect it). There's supposedly some ancient Roman ruins but I've never come across them. Once, while shopping in the capital, I found a really pretty card with the mountain in the background. I fell in love with it and bought it, took it home as a souvenir and had it framed. It's been sitting next to my desk ever since, as a reminder of my arrival in 1989.  One day I will visit again... I'm sure whatever changes there will be, the Two-Horned Mountain will still be there.

An update: Yusef came home with yet another dog today. Now there are eight. .... I think we are turning into a dog rescue shelter. 


  1. I like plants.bottle very beautiful .

  2. Love your blog but (as I'm a vet) I wondered whether you'd thought about getting any of the dogs neutered? You can even get implants to sterilise male dogs these days but you have to insert new ones every 18mths.

    Hope all goes well with them anyway,

  3. Love the Jabal Bou Kornine card and the window plants look great!


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