Good News Tuesday…

Today as I am so fed up with all the negativity in the world, this post will all be good news…Nothing about you know what, nothing about you know who and definitely nothing about that!

One of the world’s rarest species of Great Apes has been busy...The Cross River Gorillas only number about 300 so they are in great danger of extinction…These camera traps have recorded babies…so cute!

Babies which are also of varying ages which is the best news…Only found in a few forest patches in Nigeria and Cameroon it looks like they are happy and thriving…Not often seen as they are very wary of humans( I don’t) blame them do you?

Some of the best inventions come from children and young people who don’t have access to all the trappings that many have in the western world…This little lad is doing his bit…

It is basic by many standards but he has been inventive and such an inventive mind should be nurtured …I truly hope it is and he goes on to do great things…

Stephen was among 68 Kenyans given the Presidential Order of Service, Uzalendo (Patriotic) Award on Monday.

Stephen said that he wants to be an engineer when he grows up and the county governor has promised to give him a scholarship, his father said…I so hope they do…

Children are one of life’s gifts and should be cherished…Nurtured and taught how to live, love, and to make their own way in the world with our guidance…

This man agrees with that and he has been paying forward…which is something we should all do if we can…

I love hearing about all the animals which are returning to the wild and can help the ecosystem  …I know little about the Bison except for the fact they look pretty fierce and much like how I remember my grandads bull looked..scary…Well, the wild bison is returning to Englands forests for the first time in 6,000 years…

Bison have the power to change a forest in dramatic ways; ways that humans don’t have the time or manpower for, and they are being considered as a possible solution to species loss in Great Britain.


I think is wonderful that so many animals are being reintroduced as a way of helping to put right some of the imbalances in the ecosystems.

Ecosia is a search engine which I promoted on here a long time ago…the reason I like it is that for every search we do they plant a tree…

ecosia logo

They have now planted their 100-millionth tree this month.

The German nonprofit, which became the first ‘B Corporation’ in that country because it was established for social good, has earned its founder Christian Kroll widespread praise—and one reason is that they claim to plant more native species than any other mass tree-planting effort.

I don’t know much about this but it sounds interesting…Anything which harnesses Nature has possibilities…

Project Vesta’s approach dramatically accelerates Earth’s natural longterm CO2 removal process. We make green-sand beaches with a highly abundant volcanic mineral, olivine. We acquire nearby olivine and transport it to beaches where wave action speeds up the carbon dioxide capture process, while also de-acidifying the ocean.

For more info…

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



43 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday…

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  2. petespringerauthor

    What uplifting stories and information. Great picks today, Carol. I suppose you know me well enough to know that I immediately fell in love with the young Kenyan boy’s invention. It’s further proof that we need to have faith in kids.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I do Pete.. It always gladdens my heart that even kids with very little have that passion within and I truly. hope gets his scholarship.. I am not a teacher like you but I do believe we should cherish and nuture our young and help them to grow and be best that they can and above who love what they do and be happy.. I am wallowing, Pete look what you have done… 🙏

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  3. Jim Borden

    it’s great to see all these animals thriving, from the gorillas to the bison to the beavers you wrote about yesterday. Loved the video of the boy in Nigeria – I hope he get his college scholarship. Clever use of green sand.

    Thanks for sharing some good stories!

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Yes it will be about another year before they know whether green sandt is a viable option lets hope it is…Yes such a bright boy should get the opportunity I hope he does ….

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  4. tidalscribe

    I’m just trying to get my head around dumping your eleven year old at a hospital, though my mother did have a friend who already had two adolescent daughters, adopted two brothers, but later on gave them back!
    Imagine going for a walk in the woods and bumping into a bison, probably les scary than those wild boars which apparently roam some woods.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I know, Janet that is so calleous…we have wild boars here but nI haven’t been up close to them I suppose like many animals they either stay away from humans or if they feel threatened maybe they attack..Not sure about bison I know my grandads bull was mean..but the bison are free so maybe they are not so mean…

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