Monday, October 30, 2017
Beanie season has started!
Would you like to wear a moroccan beanie this season?
Have a look in my E T S Y shop, choose your favorite one and support Aisha, my sweet friend and hardworking woman from Place des Epices.
Those colorful handmade moroccan beanies I didn't make myself, they are all handmade by Aisha from Marrakech.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
The green donkey basket I found at the local weekly Ourika river market last week.
Actually I bought it for my bike, but soon realized that I do not have a luggage carrier on my bike, haha...
I would definitely find another application, so I decided to buy the basket anyway...
Perhaps as planter in the garden? or wool baskets?
You can not possibly find an even more impractical souvenir to take in your suitcase, but I was facing the challenge and managed to bring it home.
Once at home I knew it right away, it's a plant box! The urban jungle donkey basket.
and the two humorous market merchants from the donkey basket stall (they insisted to have their picture taken)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Between the two workshops, I went with my sweetheart (who came over for just a few days) for a mini break to the countryside.
Our taxi driver Mohammed picked us up at the Jemaa el Fna square and within 30 minutes we arrived at Berberlodge and experienced a totally different landscape and atmosphere.
Some relaxed days to upload for the new Green Gardens workshop. Time to enjoy this unique and wonderful place, the silence, sunshine, views and a nap under the olive trees at the pool.
Just before sunset we went for a walk to climb the hill and suddenly a thunderstorm came up. We arrived in our lodge exactly in time, before the heavy rain shower...
At night there was thunder and lightning outside, while we enjoyed a delicious dinner in the dining room. Spectacular!
The next morning the sun was up and shining and we had breakfast in the garden and another lovely lazy day.
Ank & Flip came over to join us for lunch. At the end of the day we returned to Marrakech in the good old baby blue Renault 4, completely charged for new adventures.
Monday, October 23, 2017
During my first lunch at La Famille Marrakech, I fell in love with this handmade palmtree wall hanging.
An unique woolen palm tree, what an appropriate souvenir!
It reminds me of Marrakech in many ways;
... of course both wonderful workshops, when we had lunch at La Famille.
... the adventurous bike ride to the palm grove La Palmaraie.
... a local law in Marrakech, that buildings should not be higher than a palm tree.
... even the high masts throughout the city are masked like palm trees.
... the delicious dates, my favorite sweets
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Green Gardens Workshop in a nutshell.
A week in magical Marrakech, discovering, experiencing, creating and sharing with a group of nature-loving women from around the world.
The Green Gardens Workshop is an alternative way to have a unique taste of the Red city.
Besides visiting the most diverse, courtyards, gardens and parks, we cycled through the city and the palm grove, we cooked our own veggie lunch under the banana trees, after shopping the ingredients on the local market.
In the meantime we collected 'greens', seeds and flowers for our herbarium and we also had to update our instagram accounts, haha...
It's impossible to capture this week in and around Marrakech in just a few pictures.
The sights, smells, sounds, mad adventures and fun we had together...
Thanks Amanda, Ank, Christelle, Debbie, Ellen, Flip, Jane, Kerrin, Marielle, Martien, Teresa and Tif!
New dates for the travel workshop in 2018:
Cool Crochet Workshop Spring 2018 - Wednesday 11th April - Monday 16th April
Green Gardens Workshop Spring 2018 - Thursday 19th April - Tuesday 24th April
Cool Crochet Workshop Autumn 2018 - Wednesday 3th October - Monday 8th October
Green Gardens Workshop Autumn 2018 - Thursday 11th October - Tuesday 16th October
If you would like to join one of the workshops in 2018, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org