On this day in 1633 Bananas were supposedly displayed in the shop window of merchant Thomas Johnson. This was the first time the banana had ever been seen in Great Britain. It would be more than 200 years before they were regularly imported.
In 1999 remains of a banana were found at a Tudor archaeological site on the banks of the Thames River. This would seem to date it 150 years earlier than Thomas Johnson’s banana. A classic food mystery! – source: foodreference.com
I have nothing to say about bananas today. In fact, I don’t have a clue what to blog about, so I have decided that Sundays will henceforth be the days when I will resume an old blogging habit; that of DUFs. This was a concept introduced by a blog friend on my previous blogging platform; it’s basically a stock-take of one’s week; Downs, Ups and Forwards.
Fretting; haven’t made my editing deadline; not my fault – waiting for author comments on the final chapter.
Severe sciatic pain. Nuff said.
Bright, bright, sunshiny day.
My blog anniversary next week.
A foray to the Drakensberg soon, have made the world’s best rusks to take along.