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Morocco – Fez dye pots – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…”  If people from Poland are called ‘Poles’ then why are people from Holland not called ‘Holes’ ?? ”

” A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.”

The famous dye pots in Fez, Morocco for the photo today.  Luckily, you cannot smell this scene from the photo, as the place stinks.   The dye pots are used to tan the leather hides, using lime, urine, berries and water.  Morocco became independent from France in 1956, although French is still widely understood, in addition to Arabic.  The capital is Rabat (although Casablanca is the largest city) and the country has a population of about 32 million.  The dye pots in the photo are in the Medina, or old town, a mass of narrow passages and small shops.  Well worth a visit if you are in Morocco.   Remember that bargaining is the rule !   Mint tea is the national drink, and couscous the famous national dish.

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Photo of the Day Thursday 6th June 2013 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…” Dreams do not work unless you do. ”                   ”  There is no failure except giving up”.

” Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts”  (Winston Churchill).

I read on the BBC news that Germany has now lost its longest word, all 63 letters of it (Rindfleischetikettierungsueberwachungsaufgabenuebertragungsgesetz)   which meant ‘law delegating beef monitoring’.     Luckily, there is no need anymore for the word, so it has disappeared.   The longest word in the German dictionary will now be “Kraftfahrzeughaftpflichtversicherung’    which means automotive liability insurance.  Very useful if you are playing Scrabble.  The world record score in Scrabble is for the word CAZIQUES, which scored 392 points.   The highest total score in a game of Scrabble is 830 points.  In 1984, Peter Finan and Neil Smith played Scrabble for 153 hours.

Today’s photo shows boats in a harbour in Morocco.  If you look closely, then you will spot a single figure hopping from boat to boat.

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Happy not to be working at the Quality Spa Resort Hotel in Norefjell.


Photo of the Day Monday 30th July 2012 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…”  History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies. ”

Today’s photo comes from Morocco and the city of Fez.   Deep in the medina or old town you will find this famous area of dye pots.  In the first pots the skins are soaked to remove the hair using a lime solution, then the skins are degreased, desalted and are soaked in water before being tanned using a mixture of tannins, urine and dung.   As you can guess, the smell around these places is far from pleasant, especially on a hot Morccan summer day !!

Happy not to be working at the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell, and not missing the managers at all.

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