Recycling and Climate Change…13th April 2020… A once in a lifetime view …

Mother Nature is ever powerful and can regenerate herself so much faster than maybe even the learned scientists knew…Will lessons be learnt…? I do hope so…Amongst all this tragedy we have to take some positives we have to believe that the world and its inhabitants can and will change for the better…Show nature the respect she deserves…

The future may be very different but not all bad maybe we needed this …I know mother Nature did…

For the residents of New Delhi...Views are unfolding before their very eyes…Stars are visible in the night sky…there are blue skies and best of all the beautiful, majestic  Dhauladar mountain range is now visible from residents balconies a sight never seen in many of their lifetimes…How wonderful is that?

Like many others, I pray that governments and manufacturers see the signs and take action…

A fun little may keep the tweens amused and teach them about where they can make changes to help the planet at the same time. The My Little Plastic Footprint is an app which helps you reduce your plastic consumption by going on a plastic diet.

Discover the right alternatives

My Little Plastic Footprint focuses on plastic items found in the main areas of our daily lives. With every item you add to your diet, you will discover a sustainable alternative that you must achieve.


Reduce your Plastic Mass Index (PMI) not BMI…

To calculate your plastic footprint, My Little Plastic Footprint have created the Plastic Mass Index (PMI). The PMI is a measure to calculate your contribution to plastic pollution. The closer your PMI is to zero, the less you contribute; the closer your PMI gets to 100, the more you contribute. By going on a plastic diet, you will reduce your PMI.

As always I love and am in awe of some of the inventiveness of the human mind…Solar Pavements?

The solar pavement system can either be used to generate electricity for a residential household or power an electric car. According to Platio, a 20-square-metre Platio driveway system has the capacity to cover the yearly energy consumption of an average household.

Who loves seeing wildflowers thriving and growing? I do and not only are they so very pretty but it provides us with the opportunity to forage…To cook and sample greens and flowers which our forefathers used to eat…

The virus lockdown will almost certainly benefit wildflowers we will be seeing more of them and maybe we can impress on our councils and local governors to cut back on roadside cutting unless it is a hazard to drivers.

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Wild Chicory

Plantlife believes that less spring verge cutting, “a silver lining to the coronavirus crisis”, will benefit wildflowers and help tackle the climate emergency.

Research conducted by Plantlife suggests that municipal mowing has been among the first activities to be cut under the COVID-19 crisis due to staff shortages including sickness or self isolating, and to save money as budgets are squeezed.

We all love our pets…

Now your beloved pet can have an Eco- Friendly bed…

Thank you, Tori, for sharing news from the Uk about some of the fantastic environmental projects…I loved the solar pavements what a great idea…Please pop over and say hello to Tori and if you need some more books to read to your kiddies during your cocooning then Victoria has written some awesome children’s books.

This is just like a fairy tale or a scene from Narnia…A Forest of Furniture is Growing in England…How awesome is that so magical…

To read the whole fascinating story…Click the link below…I just love this how one man had a dream…x

Finally a beautiful gesture from Dame Vera Lynn and Katherine Jenkins…For the NHS…X

A mixed bag today but I hope you have enjoyed the read and smiled sometimes because it is smiling which will get us through this…X

My hope for the future is a cleaner world… I do want to see communities, and caring for your neighbour becoming the new norm…WORKING TOGETHER INSTEAD OF WORKING AGAINST EACH OTHER…

Thank you for reading be well and stay safe 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 stay safe and healthy xx


29 thoughts on “Recycling and Climate Change…13th April 2020… A once in a lifetime view …

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  2. petespringerauthor

    I like the message of hope that you have been emphasizing lately. The Earth continues to show her resilience, but we need to do our part, too. The solar pavement is brand new technology for me. It’s always interesting to see if new inventions take off or if the costs will come down over time.

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  3. Jim Borden

    as wonderful as the views now are in India, I wonder what it all means for the people there who are suffering because of the pandemic; loved the story about the furniture trees – so creative!

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I loved the furniture trees so unique… You are correct, Jim every picture tells a story but it is what we don’t see that is the sad and tragic side to the coin….

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  4. tidalscribe

    Isn’t it amazing how quickly the skies have cleared. Perhaps in the future countries can have lock down on traffic and factories when the air is bad – many lives are lost through pollution.

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