Whimsical Wednesday… 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…

If you love crotchet then this site has lots of cute patterns free …Isn’t this little giraffe cute?



Did you know?

bottle coco cola

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Cuba was actually one of the first three countries outside the US to bottle Coke, in 1906.

But the company moved out as Fidel Castro’s government began seizing private assets in the 1960s and has never returned.

There are now just two countries in the world where Coca-Cola cannot be bought or sold – at least, not officially. They are Cuba and North Korea, which are both under long-term US trade embargoes (Cuba since 1962 and North Korea since 1950).

In North Korea – the other Coca-Cola-free zone – recent media reports suggested it was being sold in a restaurant in Pyongyang. But Coca-Cola says if any drinks are being sold in either North Korea or Cuba, they are being smuggled in on the black market, not via official channels.

I have been playing lots of music from my past lately...getting maudlin…Early 1970’s were when I had my first child…Lots of music…and crazy love…

Ants…I posted about ant egg salad here last week and opinion was most certainly divided…But did you know? That it is said all the ants on this earth weigh about as much as all the humans…? That is a lot of ants…

shallow focus photography of couple ants holding book figurine

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The total population of people who are alive on Earth is 7.8 billion. At the same time, there are 10 quadrillions (10,000,000,000,000,000) individual ants crawling around at any given time. According to wildlife presenter Chris Packham, who appeared on the BBC, when combined, all of those ants would weigh about the same as all of us humans.

However, Francis Ratnieks, professor of apiculture at the University of Sussex, disagrees. He says that while this fact may have been true in the past, these days “we must also remember that humans are getting fatter all the time. We’re not just increasing in population, we’re increasing in fatness, so I think we’ve left the ants behind.”

That’s still a lot of ants...Are you sure that ant egg salad doesn’t now sound more appealing?

Just for all you bakers… it’s not safe in the kitchen…

Beware the rolling pin!

Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest province…

Canada is home to some 20,000 bears most of which live in British Columbia…although none have been sighted on Prince Edward Island since the 1930s…All that has now changed they are back…although they are of a different kind…

bear hunt


I have a treat for you…a look at another Whimsical lady…

That’s all for today…Please be well and stay safe…xxx

I will leave you with the calming sounds of a singing bamboo forest…

It is so beautiful 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

26 thoughts on “Whimsical Wednesday… CarolCooks2

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  2. petespringerauthor

    Coca Cola is still the #1best selling soda in America. I used to drink far too much, but I haven’t touched one in over three years. It’s funny to think about something I used to drink daily, but now I don’t miss it at all.

    Remarkable gourd art! Who even thinks of these things? I guess that’s thinking outside the box.

    I always wondered what would happen if someone messed up on one of those cooking shows.

    I’m into weird statistics, but there’s no way I would have believed that the total weight of ants would equal that of humans. That’s freaky!

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I used to many moons ago when I was young and just did… I loved the gourd art one my neighbours used to make marvelous art from tree roots it always fascinates me how some people see the beauty in what I don’t.. That small little gourd saw.. Awesome… Ants are such

      fascinating creatures… I know that poor lady..

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  3. Jim Borden

    what a great song by Ray and Van.

    thanks for the fun facts about ants. my wife happens to be doing an insect module with her preschoolers this week, so I shared those facts with her.

    thanks for the laughs with the rolling pin.

    and I may listen to that bamboo video while going to sleep tonight…

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      It will rock you to sleep it is so soothing and the one with the riolling pin made me laugh so much poor lady…Thats good I hope they enjoy…I like ants or shall I rephrase that I admire them they are really clever insects..however they are also the bane of many a household here as just one grain of rice and they are there…Fire ants you don’t want they bite and leave their mark the little sugar ants are harmless…

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