CarolCooks2…weekly roundup 2nd August -8th August 2020…Climate Change, Recipes, Health, Whimsy, and Tigers…

Welcome to this week’s edition of my weekly roundup of posts…I hope you are all staying safe and well…and social distancing…I know many of you are on further lockdowns once again as cases are in many places well on the rise again… a second phase…It really is not going away just yet unless those who haven’t now decide that wearing a mask and social distancing really is the best way out of this, stay safe and strong peeps and observe all the do’s and don’ts…The quicker you do the quicker it will all disappear ( not) forever methinks…This virus is digging its heels in just like so many people are with regards to social distancing and masks…

Here’s something to take your mind of what’s going on…Take a pew and have a read… I hope you enjoy it!

Relax and Enjoy! (1) Weekly Roundup

Monday always starts with Climate change as there is always something new to discover…This week was no different…WELL, it was just a tad…The Story of Plastic Part 2…3rd August 2020…

Part 2 covers how some parts of the world are actually drowning in Plastic…how cleanups are admirable but not the solution…This beautiful drawing by Rishika perfectly captures my mood and I am sure the moods of many others including this talented artist…

Trapped in Plastic

To read the full story please click the link below…x


I was a bit down in the dumps and couldn’t think of anything to write…so I wallowed…


I was over at Sally’s with my A-Z of the Culinary Alphabet…The letter O…

The letter O goes from the common Oats or Oranges to the more exotic Octopus and Oysters…Enjoy!

Thursday: It was over to Sally again for her Health Column…The Medicine Women’s Treasure Chest of Herbal Medicines.

Fruity Friday is back...revamped and updated…

Dragon fruit

This week it was the beautiful exotic Dragon fruit…I was also very lucky that my Thai inlaws came to visit us bearing gifts of some lovely dragon fruit the red variety which a really beautiful colour, lots of limes and a huge box of beautiful red bananas…we are so blessed…xx

Saturday   well early Sunday …Saturday Snippets was a day late…Oppps I just couldn’t get myself in gear this week…wrestling with the laptop just got too much…

I did manage to find after a struggle with the laptop some great little snippets which I hope you enjoyed…The Indochinese Tiger has been sighted in Western Thailand which is great news and the Pine Martens who were introduced into the Forest of Dean in England have produced baby kits…how delightful is that…it means that they are happy in that environment…

I hope you have enjoyed this roundup…See you tomorrow with a further update on the Story of Plastic…Part 3

God bless you all in these turbulent times…be safe and stay well…

My hopes…for the future…

When this is all over 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…Being kind to each other…Loving someone whatever their religion or skin colour…Can we make this happen? We have to but in the right way…Are we willing to make a stand? Personally, I would love to see lessons learnt ..realistically I have my doubts…

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 well being.

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

16 thoughts on “CarolCooks2…weekly roundup 2nd August -8th August 2020…Climate Change, Recipes, Health, Whimsy, and Tigers…

  1. Pingback: CarolCooks2…weekly roundup 2nd August -8th August 2020…Climate Change, Recipes, Health, Whimsy, and Tigers… | Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Sally it is much appreciated…I love the A-Z of food one of my fav series….You are very welcome for the mentions your health posts are full of great facts you certainly know your stuff I always thoroughly enjoy them 🙂 xxx

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  2. petespringerauthor

    A fantastic week of fun and great information, Carol. Most of the United States hasn’t gone into a second phase yet; we can’t get out of the first phase.

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