Each year I start playing Christmas Music from the start of December.
Each day until Christmas (in addition to my other posts) I will post a link to a video of some of the Christmas tunes on my iPod. Some will be carols, others pop songs. Here is my 18th offering:
Chris Rea: Driving Home for Christmas
A firm favourite always reminds me of that last day of work and going home. Of course with no car here in Tanzania it’s not quite the same.
Zanzibar is a rich and fertile island. Today we were able to go on a Spice Tour and find out more.
We were taken to a farm and given the chance to see numerous spice plants and also fruits growing in the forest.
These are grasses with a lemon fragrance. The leaves are more flavoursome than the stalks.
These tubers grow like ginger underground.
These berries grow along branches on the ground.
The small green / red fruits.
The bean like pods on this vine.
The following both come from the same plant – Mace is the outer coating to the Nutmeg, both within the fruit.
The coating of the central ‘stone’ of the fruit.
The central ‘stone’ of the fruit.
The centre of the pepper ‘berries’
These are tree buds.
The underground tubers of the plant we all recognise!
The bark of the tree dried then rolled into sticks.
A submission to this week’s photo challenge from our short break in Zanzibar.