CarolCooks2…A roundup of my New Years posts…


I know many of you had such a busy run up to the Festive Season and New Year and maybe are just getting back on track…Although ours was a quieter one it was still a time when I stepped back and took it a little easier and I will just about be back into full swing in the next few weeks …I have been having lots of thoughts and knuckling down to my writing and having a good think as to the direction of my blog in the coming year…

So without much ado, as the saying goes let us begin…

Goodbye 2018…Hello, 2019…

Boarding for Flight 2019 has been Announced.
Your Luggage Should Contain Only the Best Souvenirs from 2018.
The Bad & the Sad Moments Should be Left in the bin.
The Duration of the Flight will be 12 Months.
So, Please Tighten Your Seat Belts!!!! The Next Stop Over will be of Health, Love, Joy, Harmony, Well-being & Peace.
The following Menu will be Served In the Flight…
A Cocktail of Friendship
A Supreme of Health
A Gratin of Prosperity
A Bowl of Excellent News
A Salad of Success
A Cake of Happiness.
All Accompanied by a Burst of Laughter😀😀
Wishing You & Your Family an Enjoyable Trip on Board Flight 2019.

Moving on I started by reblogging two of the lovely Sally’s posts…Cooking from scratch…Tomatoes which are one of my favourite things and a post on a Gentle Detox as we start our New Year…Will it one of our New beginnings??


It was then over to the first of one of my new posts where you can join me on a Friday for a bird’s-eye view of my week in my kitchen…

banana maple syrup pancakes

Where you can discover a little bit more about me and my cooking…

Time for Part two of a Gentle Detox… Isn’t it lovely to just slip slowly and quietly into the New Year…?

That didn’t last long… I’m back!


Just Fish…Or a chemical Cocktail…

We then go to my first…Eat healthy post of the year… I start my day with a lovely pot of Green Tea…

china green tea pot

It was then over to my food column and some of my favourite dishes…Beef Rendang, Cauliflower Pizza Base, Phad Thai and much more…

My second rant for the New Year  …It didn’t take me long did it???


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A beautiful animal and one which is very important to the well-being and the future of the oceans Ecosystem and man are doing what they do best …Overfishing, Polluting and the barbaric practise of shark finning read all about it…Here!

I haven’t finished either by a long way if you care about the beautiful world we live in then we need to take a stand…It just makes me so sad to see how things are being spoilt and polluted…I am not a banner-waving maniac I just care and try to do what I can..My way…We can make changes in our home and maybe, just maybe we can help change our little corner of the World.

Thank for reading and for all your lovely comments…You all rock! xx

About Carol Taylor:

Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

The environment is also something I am passionate about and there will be more on this on my blog this year

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

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Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all have a great weekend xx


7 thoughts on “CarolCooks2…A roundup of my New Years posts…

  1. joylennick

    Thanks, Carol. I love your enthusiasm and style. I believe that, if we keep our curiosity and interest alive and really care about the planet, life for the majority would improve. There is too much apathy. So, ONWARDS AND UPWARDS. Husband cooks now – I did for 47 years – and he enjoys making Thai dishes. Yum! xx

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I have no chance of my Hubbie cooking and to be honest I wouldn’t want to eat it…lol..But he has other talents..My son cooks when he is here as they live with us which I love although at the moment he is away working so I have to cook…But I agree with the apathy it is scary ..What happened ? xxx


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