Suzannah's birthday = chocolate cake = very happy bex
After a relaxed breakfast in the morning sun, Suzannah opened her presents from her mum and Team Morocco + the best moonpig card that has graced the earth. Picture to come.
Quick pack of the bag and we were ready to meet Abraham to begin our 30 minute walk to the Women's Association in Ait Souka. Along the way, several slips, trips and falls occurred including Libby diving head first but quickly jumping up with only two grazed knees. We were greeted by an array of cakes and biscuits to try that had been baked by the women and then stored in the cabinet bought by Girl Guiding North West Region. Also purchased were 60 chairs and a weaving loom for the women to create crafts. After indulging in delicious traditional delicacies, Abraham lead us to the Women's Association's main room where 25 patiently waiting children sat alongside their elders. We started with easy friendship bracelets for the children's crafts whereas the adults learnt a complex weave bracelet. The smaller children were entertained by Steph, Holly, Sophie, Emily OK, Rachel and Millie with songs and games.
2 hours later we journeyed on foot to an outdoor kitchen where the Kasbah had prepared a lovely salad including TUNA! (This tuna was greatly appreciated by Ellie and Bex who had been craving a good ole Tuna Mayo sandwich the day before)
Back at the Women's Association we continued our day by beginning our first English lesson lead by the Northern Duo, Ellie and Bex. (Surprised they learnt much from us two)
Not only was the English lesson a success but our French and Arabic improved too. Plus, Lucy pulled. (A certain boy expressed his feelings towards her in French saying 'She's cute') Then Ellie received a cheeky wink from the same boy. That's what we call a womaniser.
Before we left, we all sang Happy Birthday to Suzannah in both English and Arabic.
Heading home to the Kasbah, we enjoyed some beautiful scenery.
Requested for tea was Spag Bol however the message was not received so tea was chicken tagine,olives and chips. We sat on the terrace in candlelight surrounded by bunting and happy birthday signs. As it got darker, the stars appeared and we begun to sing a bit of classic Take That. Opon finishing our three course meal, Suzannah was presented with a beautiful chocolate cake with 'Happy Birthday Suzannah' in icing. (This was all organised by our guide Sidi)
Tomorrow is Results Day for GCSE's so fingers crossed. Another day at the Women's Association tomorrow with a chance to visit their homes and experience their ways of life.
Signing off for Team Morocco
Bex, Lydia and Lucy.