Retired No One Told Me! Weekly Roundup…Apples, Crispy Crackling and Mr M…


Weekly Roundup Retired no one told me! 17th May

Welcome to this weeks roundup of posts…As from this week, it will only contain posts from Retired No one told me…I have decided I am only going to run one blog…It is too much and I am not getting time to write as much as I would like so I have decided not to renew the domain forthwith.

First, out of the starting blocks, this week was my interview x 20 questions with the lovely Esme… from The Recipe Hunter…If you really want to know more about me then head over and have a read… I am sure it will be enlightening…haha

Fruity Fridays…

I thought I would showcase the Apple as although the apple is very popular I also think it is slightly taken for granted as a fruit.

Carol cooks! (1) Apples Collage

I absolutely love seeing the trees covered in the apple blossom …don’t you? 

It then was the turn of one of the attractions for which Thailand is known for and that is the beautiful temples …

Wat Pa Phu Kon (27)

Then I reblogged an interview with a man who needs no introduction…The one and only Mr M… a man who always supports us and is a true gentleman.

christmastime mr M

Obesity which is a worldwide problem and it seems to be one which is more prevalent in the western world due to many lifestyle factors…Little or no exercise, eating too much processed foods, sugars, salt and fast foods, eating on the go or sitting in front of the TV all day because the countries which eat their meals together, cook from scratch and walk instead of driving have a much lower incidence of obesity.

Travel Thailand and the tradition of weaving …Weaving is still carried out often under the houses and the skill passed down through the generations is still going strong…We were lucky to discover a lady weaving on her loom under her house who allowed us to take photos…I just love it when we are out and about and chance upon a scene like this it makes it all the more special.

lady weaving

It was then over to Sally’s where I can indulge my love of cooking… I also forgot …Did anyone notice? To add the picture of the crackling …so here it is…showing the bit I burnt as well… Yes, I burn things quite regularly…

Cooked Pork Loin

Lastly, we have another chapter of The Charade….have you been following it???

Want to see more from me???? I am a crazy English lady with a quirky sense of humour…Still, want to see more from me???

Connect to Carol( Moi)




Pinterest ( 1):

Until next time when it will be Fruity Friday..what fruit will I showcase ??? Well, you will have to be there to find out so if you haven’t already subscribed to my posts then to continue to see what my topic of conversation is  then please subscribe to my posts… See you soon xxx




16 thoughts on “Retired No One Told Me! Weekly Roundup…Apples, Crispy Crackling and Mr M…

  1. Phaytea's Pulse

    I’m definitely guilty of munching and nibbling things while being a couch potato. Mostly happens when i get back from work really tired. Gradually trying to change that narrative. Lifestyle changes are important. Interesting line up of articles.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Carol Post author

      Thank you very much and yes it took me a number of years to sort of get it right but I reckoned I had eaten enough doughnuts and chocolate…lol


  2. dgkaye

    I really enjoyed the interview over at Esme’s, Carol. And no kidding, I was wondering how you were going to handle 3 blogs LOL. It’s 3 right? This one, Retired, and Thai Living? 🙂 x

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Carol Post author

      Thank you, Debby …I guest post on Esme’s and I have my cookery column over at Sally’s and had 2 blogs but it was proving too two Pinterest accounts which kept crossing over with each other so I decided quite quickly when the domain renewal came due that I couldn’t cope with all that and write so I will concentrate on developing Retired No One Told me but slowly. 🙂 Thax Debby for all you support 🙂 xxxx

      Liked by 1 person

      1. dgkaye

        Thanks for explaining Carol. I know a few bloggers who ran 2 blogs and within months they cut out one blog. It’s a lot to look after and double the social media babysitting lol. 🙂 xx

        Liked by 1 person

    1. Carol Post author

      I really thought I must have missed it out so no worries Sally…It really doesn’t matter …We all make mistakes and I got shouted at tonight we were cooking dinner and Jay asked me to add the peppercorns to his sauce..He answered the phone and I thought I would finish the sauce for him..he came back and shouted at me and told me I should have left it alone as it was lumpy…. I disappeared quickly with My G & T…A few minutes later he called me and told me to slap him..Those little lumps were pieces of garlic he had just jumped to the conclusion I had made his sauce lumpy…so he had to eat humble pie…haha… So that is twice today for me but please don’t worry and I won’t shout thank you for the apology….xxxxx



Make my day leave a comment I love to hear from you

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.