Saturday, 20 March 2010

Call that a mushroom....

... now this is a mushroom.

The small dog weighs about 3.3kgs.  The mushroom weighs 0.8kgs.  As is often thecase with food, bigger isn't always better - it tasted a tad bitter so about half of it wasn't eaten.

It should be explained that the object the small dog is sitting on is a raffia mat made for us by the mother of a birding friend in Tanzania.  It includes the names of a number of interesting bird species woven into the fabric.  An astonishing piece of work.

Also the reference to 'Mrs Martin" reflects a small confusion about naming conventions: in TZ many people put the family name first so I was 'Mr Martin". Thus Frances was "Mrs Martin" (when not simply 'mama').

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