Whimsical Wednesday…with Carol…

After the rain, we have sun and are now officially entering the hottest season of our year…

We also have Covid-19 …Generally, this is a nice whimsical post but let’s get this out of the way…anyone who is stockpiling is just plain stupid in my book…Just take sensible precautions like keeping away from crowds where possible and making sure you follow correct handwashing procedures…However…

1918 : The first cases of one of the worst influenza epidemic ( FLU ) in history are reported at Fort Riley, Kansas it would eventually kill more than 1/2 million Americans and more than 20 million people worldwide.

We are now in the year 2020 and have lessons been learnt …some maybe…I rest my case…Take sensible precautions folks, don’t scaremonger and certainly don’t stockpile.

That’s it from me…I am not saying another word… 

The Eden Project opened in England in 2001 and is the worlds largest greenhouse…

I think this is one of the best projects of its type…An amazing place…

 The Love Bug, a popular Disney movie, was released on March 13th 1969  and has now celebrated over 50 years of multiple sequels, remakes, television shows and special appearances all starring Herbie.

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The VW is now an iconic car …A car that is back to front but nevertheless is very popular even now…

Over the years…people have stood up for what they have believed in and these nuns are no different…


March 14: Pi Day celebrates the annual occurrence of 3/14 with math jokes, pi-reciting competitions, and (of course) freshly baked pie.

British pie week has just chosen its annual winner and that pie was a rump and stilton pie…Not to be outdone a vegan chain won the top award at the British Kebab Awards “What the Pitta!”  was named Londons best takeaway…

I do think Vegan and vegetarian food has gone up a notch although I will never be totally vegan or vegetarian…This, however, looks so tasty and I love Turkish bread…

St. Patricks Day is next week…there will be lots of celebrations around the world… And on this day in 1973, Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of The Moon” first hit the Billboard Top 200 chart at number 95. A mere 14 years later (736 chart weeks, to be exact), it finally leaves the top 200 for the first time, setting a still-unbroken world record. (You’ve got a long way to go, Adele.)

Wow…I didn’t know that…What a record…

Did you know?

You can cut soft cheese and bread with dental floss……… well I didn’t but it’s brought back memories of when I was a child and shopping with my mum for cheese …a wire was used …so same difference isn’t it? ….. wow so simple …

March is the time of year when animals start waking up from hibernation.

That’s all for today …Thank you for joining me on my whimsical ramblings I do hope you have enjoyed this post…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.

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!

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

6 thoughts on “Whimsical Wednesday…with Carol…

  1. Jennie

    Herbie the Love Bug was everyone’s favorite movie and car back in the day. Thanks for the memories. I echo every word you said about the virus. We teachers here in Massachusetts heard today that schools are closed till May 4th. Yikes! Thanks for your wonderful Wednesday post. Will you continue with the gripping serial??


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  3. Jim Borden

    I remember seeing the first Love Bug movie and loving it; the car always seemed special to me as a result. Happy Pi Day and Happy St. Patrick’s Day, although many cities have canceled their parades because of the virus (and I like your advice – no need to stockpile!)


  4. petespringerauthor

    Well, now I might just have to get out the old dental floss to see what I can cut through. I was a mere lad of ten years old when the Herbie movie first came out. Pretty amazing to still see some VW bugs on the road.

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