Dromedaries and Tooth Fairies

North African quiz—the numbers game!
How many dromedaries fit in the back of a Mazda truck?
DSC_2519Many odd items are carted in the backs of trucks, and loaded up on motor cycles … but this trip to N Africa was the first to see four camels stuffed into a Mazda truck box.IMG_8268 (Sheep and goats are regulars)
Counting helmets on motorcycle riders—IMG_9281a slow start to this game … but at day 18 the count was at 18, one helmet sighting per day. Ten days later with the help of two observant grandchildren the one hundred mark was passed and as of today I have counted 121 motorcycle helmets, eleven of which were full face. I have yet to see a bicycle rider with a helmet! Number of women observed riding motorcycles? About ten. Does this helmet give me a bad scarf day? (One helmeted women observed)
One hundred and thirty—the number of mtubga’s made and sold for a half dinar by the neighbour, similar to a gourmet pizza pop.IMG_0656
Trees growing out of a water tower—three small trees, one water tower.
Wild dogs encountered along the sea shore—eight, IMG_8330in a pack, and my grandson wielded a long palm branch from his stroller, giving us a sense of empowerment!
Two cat fights witnessed, one occurred under my chair while I was drinking my cafe Direct.
Two—the number of rain days needed to make the secret garden bloom. (‘Secret garden’—the empty lot passed en route to school.)
Cockroaches killed by grandma? Two! (A bravery award bestowed by grand-daughter, who thought the roach had been a mouse!) No shrieks were heard in the night, even though the wounded critter needed to be decapitated.
Five Dinars the amount the Canadian grandma tooth fairy left under the pillow, to the delight of a seven year old.
Number of days grandson wants for more Grandma funning – apparently twelve hundred years … gotta love those numbers!! (alas she has to fly back home)

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