One Word Sunday: Whatchamacallit

Debbie’s fun theme this Sunday, ‘Whatchamacallit’, brought to mind something I saw when strolling around the medina of Fez in Morocco. The only form of transport allowed in the busy market are donkeys and mules, so to keep the ground clean and hazard-free for us humans, the animals are required to wear a ‘Whatchamacallit’ on their hindquarters. Can you think of a better name for it?

Wishing you all a happy Sunday wherever you may be.

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WPC Circle: Circles from around the world.

When I saw the WPC for this week, I remembered a post on my old blog, which was all about circles, and as some of my newer readers haven’t seen it, I decided to post the same photos, plus this one taken in London. The London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel, stands on the south bank of the River Thames. I was amazed at the size of it, and really enjoyed my ride and the wonderful views across the city of London.


This huge fermenting tank at the Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee,  had been emptied for cleaning, and we were able to see right inside it. What a long way down it looked.


This line-up of charred oak barrels that Jack Daniels manufactures in a Kentucky cooperage, contain maturing whiskey. This process perfects that famous rich colour and taste, before it gets put into bottles and sold.


On our Nile cruise, we witnessed the amazing energy and spectacle of  a ‘Whirling Dervish’. I felt dizzy, just watching him twirling round and round in circles, so fast that he became almost invisible.


At the Medina in Fez, the sights, sounds and smells were a real feast for the senses.This stall had many circular baskets containing a huge selection of nuts and dried fruit. Unfortunately, no tasting was allowed. *sigh*


Bignor in the centre of the South Downs National Park in England, is home to the remains of a third century Roman farm and villa. Here you can see a fine example of one of the exquisite mosaic floors.


The Pillars of Hercules is the ancient name given to the promontories that flank the entrance to the Straits of Gibraltar. Here’s me sitting underneath the monument at the top of ‘The Rock’, which is the northern pillar.


Whilst on holiday in San Salvador in the Bahamas, I had quite a successful first attempt at archery. Just call it ‘beginner’s luck’.


Here’s another activity I’m not too shabby at. A few years ago we were on a family holiday in Punta Cana, and here I was showing my granddaughter how it’s done.


This sort of activity is highly recommended after eating too much of one of my decadent desserts which contains enough chocolate and cream to even fatten up Popeye’s girlfriend, Olive Oyl. How I miss those Sunday lunches at my sister’s house since we left South Africa.


Wishing you all a wonderful first weekend of the new year.

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