Whimsical Wednesday with CarolCooks2…

Hello and welcome… I would like to say that here on Whimsical Wednesdays it is a Corona free zone but this sneaky virus has crept into every single aspect of our lives…Awake or asleep it is there…It dominates the headlines and our thoughts…It invokes great sadness but also great joy…and a smidgen of hope…Nope, I refuse to mention the other 10%…My focus is coming out the other side with hope in my heart…

We are in unprecedented times…

Captain Tom...What a hero…Well, he is now and Honorary Colonel an honour bestowed on him by the Queen…God Bless the Queen and Colonel Tom…

A lovely video which really made me shed a tear and smile…Watching that flypast those planes are just beautiful…

Did you know it was on the 7th MAY 1972 when a musician called Reginald Dwight changed his name to Elton Hercules John…He chose the name because of his admiration for the blues music legends Elton Dean and Long John Baldry. With his new name, Elton went on to conquer the music business.

It was also on the 8th May 1945 when World War 2 after 6 years of war finally ended. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill officially announced it was over…

May is the fifth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and the third of seven months to have a length of 31 days. May is a month of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.

May’s full Moon traditionally goes by the name “Flower Moon.”

May’s full Moon, the full Flower Moon, occurs on Thursday, May 7. It reaches peak illumination at 6:45 A.M. (EDT) that morning, so for the best view of this full Moon, step outside on the night of Wednesday the 6th and look for that big, bright, shining lunar disk!

May is also the month when lots of beautiful flowers burst forth into brilliant colour…My favourite from the end of April into the beginning of May are the beautiful apple blossoms…There is nothing so pretty…

There is also nothing so spectacular as Patsy Stones finest moments…I love this lady for so many reasons…

Let’s have some Music:

1966 The Rolling Stones release “Paint it Black” in the US…It was 2 years before that  Top of the Pops was first broadcast on Wednesday, 1 January 1964 at 6:35 pm. It was produced in Studio A on Dickenson Road in Rusholme, Manchester.

We were allowed to watch it as a treat with my father doing the running commentary…None of the acts according to the oracle who was my father was going to last the distance like his favourite artists…

The first act to play...The very first Top of the Pops, broadcast on a Wednesday evening at 6.36 pm, was introduced by DJ Jimmy Savile. The opening band was The Rolling Stones, who had just made number 13 in the chart with ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’. They were followed by Dusty Springfield with ‘I Only Want To Be With You’; ‘Glad All Over’ by The Dave Clark Five; The Hollies with ‘Stay’ and The Swinging Blue Jeans performing ‘The Hippy Hippy Shake’.The show was completed by filmed pieces with Cliff Richard & The Shadows and Freddie & The Dreamers, together with The Beatles, who played the week’s number one, ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’.”

Years later…as I think all of the acts went on to have other successes and No 1’s…I even brought 40 licks a subsequent Rolling Stones Album for his 74th birthday he loved it and by then had changed his mind on the longevity of most of the groups and solo artists…

Who still has a collection of 45’s and Lp’s and the means to play them?

Whose thoughts don’t turn to food lately?… May is chock full of foodie days…It is as you know National Egg Month it is also National Asparagus, Hamburger, Vinegar, BBQ and salsa Month…

Today is also National crepe Suzette day...Who doesn’t love a pancake? my favourites are a nice thin and be proper, Carol… I will call it a crepe…

pancake with lemon and sugar

Quite simply eaten with sugar and lots of lemon juice or as the case is now Lime Juice…

Let’s not forget the weeks we have had Raisin week in the week of May followed by National Hamburger week. Week 3 is International Pickles week and National Frozen Yoghurt is held in the 4th week of May…

For those of you who don’t mind a glass of chilled Chardonnay that is celebrated on the 4th Thursday of May…

That is a lot of food days…Even by my standards…Jeez, there needs to be some serious workouts to keep our waistlines trim…

This ladies…version of keeping fit …I just watched it with my mouth open…Tea Bags now conjure such a different picture…

The mind boggles…

On that note, I will leave you with something definitely more whimsical…xxx Something which will make us realise we don’t have it that bad…

Not even soap for protection…

That’s all for today…Please 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 have a fabulous week and stay safe these are troubling times xx


34 thoughts on “Whimsical Wednesday with CarolCooks2…

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I agree on both counts I was just watching her and thinking this can’t be real … My mind boggled but hey ho it takes all sorts but Ad Fab was the outright winner….


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  3. petespringerauthor

    “Here’s the latest hit from Reginald Dwight.” That just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

    I’m glad that I’ve gotten to know Captain Tom in the last month. It’s remarkable to have so many people admire you.

    Patsy Stone—she’s brand new to me but hilarious.

    I agree—what food is there not a day or week for?

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Oh wow I thought everyone knew who Patsy was..she is hilarious ..lovely lady as well her real name is Joanne Lumley she is a fine actress who also campaigned for the Gurkas right to stay in the UK… her father was a major of the Gurka Rifle platooon…She has many films and plays under her belt 🙂


  4. acflory

    We sometimes call them ‘palacsinta’ which is pancake in Hungarian. I have continued my Mum’s tradition of making pancakes to balance out a simple soup of chicken broth with angel hair noodles or plain boiled rice. And yes, lemon juice and sugar is delicious. 🙂

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      1. acflory

        After. The idea is to balance out the total meal. Simple, low fat soup kind of negates high calorie but delicious pancakes. Well,that’s the theory anyway. 🙂

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