Whimsical Wednesdays…with Carol…

Thank you once again for joining me on Whimsical Wednesday when anything goes..wherever my thoughts take me or when something stops me in my tracks and makes me think or when something just wows me…

So come with me and see what has astonished or wowed me this week and what memories have been evoked…Wednesday is the day when I leave controversy at the door…It is the day I can reminisce and indulge myself..generally about things past…Yes, I get maudlin…But memories are good..sometimes they make you a little sad as you wish you could see that person or be in that place and that time again and for a moment or two you are….Enjoy!

Today there are two National Days…Actually more than two but none which piqued my interest…National Play-Doh Day…Yes, mums, dads and grandparents…

Do you really love Play-Doh as much as the kids? I blimmin didn’t… it got stuck everywhere…In the hair, in the carpet, on the clothes, the dog and it stuck fast…

Fast forward….It is National Cheeseburger Day…

There is no one I would rather hand you over to… I am not a cheeseburger fan ..I don’t mind the odd one BUT…this man does…and if it contains bacon…Well …He also finds the wackiest things which is why I am a big fan of his posts…John Rieber…


Music…I believe everyone should have music in their lives…Even if you can only play a triangle..everyone should be taught music…

September 18th 1809 …The Royal Opera House in London opened…It is the home of The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet, and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House The current building is the third theatre on the site following disastrous fires in 1808 and 1857.

1952...Hank Williams took the #1 spot in the Country Charts with Jambalaya…I remember this catchy tune so it must have been around and been played for a number of years that is unless my dad played it so much it was ingrained in my memory…haha

A mans best friend…


Time for a story…

The story continues… This part was added by Carol Taylor…  I’m loving the change of direction.

You can find Steph here pop over and say hello she has written some great novels…

I still have no idea where it’s going but I will add to it from time to time and hopefully we might have a bit of storytelling going on. If you would like to add to it or give the next part some direction, please feel free. I just thought we could have some fun with it. So what happens next?

The Charade – Part 3.

The girl’s eyes closed and she slept, she felt safe, warm and loved she was being bounced up and down on her daddy’s knee… her mother was coming towards her ..arms outstretched to take her.

“ Its time for your nap little one”

Her mother swept her into her arms and turned.

“Give her to me bitch”

The girl was snatched from her mother’s arms.

She woke, tears streaming down her cheeks.

It was always that same dream

“Why can’t I see his face? Who am I ? Where are my parents?

She curled up into a little ball and wept.

Meanwhile…..Carl Ward was lying on his bed…a cruel smile playing across his lips.

This was going to be the easiest job he had done in a while…..



Did you know?

The Flynn Effect. Humans appear to be gaining about 3 points of IQ per decade and nobody is exactly sure why (though there are working hypotheses). Regardless of whatever you think of IQ measures, we’re getting better and better at it globally.

I love this…so much happiness and love…A great example of how people come together…


Festivals are a great way to experience a destination in a unique and different way. And with several hundred festivals all over the world every month – there are plenty to choose from!


Where: Munich – Germany
When: 21 September – 6 October 2019 …A must for all beer lovers…I am not a beer lover but I would love to go just for the atmosphere…



Thank you for reading my whimsical ramblings I do hope you enjoyed and it bought back some memories… xxx

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 are now regular columns on my blog this year. It is important that we are mindful of the world we live in…These honeybees dining on forget me knots say it all to me…


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!

More and more of my blogging friends have joined me on MeWe…A social media site which is fairly new and which promises much without the restrictions some other social media sites are choosing to impose on many of us…Join me if you will on  MeWe

Carol is a contributor to the Phuket Island Writers Anthology: 

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Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all have a creative week ahead xx

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