CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…13th December-19th December…Recipes, Whimsy, Music and Christmas…Oh Yeah! …


Welcome to this week’s edition of my weekly roundup of posts…Especially for you just in case you missed any posts during this last week… only 5 sleeps…whatever your time zone grab a coffee or a glass of wine, a sausage roll or a mince pie…take a pew, get comfy… have a read…X…

Santa’s checking out my blog and probably thinking he has got to get the elves to rewrap the presents so they are environmentally friendly …He knows those kids are on the ball…so please when unwrapping your presents think…reuse and recycle(check your districts) rules as they vary. If you open your gifts carefully you can reuse the paper next year, or you can make Christmas origami..the kids will love it…here are some lovely ways of gift wrapping with reused paper and the tape is bio-friendly as well…you could make paper chains which as a child we loved to do…

Line your kitchen or bedroom drawers…or cover school books we always covered ours and it was fun choosing different coloured papers…

Now let’s see what I have for you in my weekly roundup I do get so easily sidetracked…sigh…The week started with Mistletoe and Wine…How to cook the perfect turkey and how not to… aka Mr Bean…I know Mr Bean is an oldie and quite frankly funny stupid…but in my book that’s allowed at Christmas…x

I will say my boy is not heading for the oven or any them this year as we are eating out…they are reprieved for now.

Wednesday it was time for The Culinary Alphabet with a little twist…(dimsuM)

I didn’t know dim sum was that popular …apparently, it is…my favourite, however, is still som tam with chicken and keow neow (sticky rice) a perfect brunch.

It was then time for Christmas Dinner for One…Part 1 …

With desserts to follow next week…we are testing today…The list of ingredients for the dinner for one may to some seem a little long however it is for a whole dinner inc vegetables and out of the 20 ingredients most people would have at least 14 maybe more in their cupboard/fridge. so please don’t that put you off…xx

‘Tis the Friday before Christmas… the season of love, laughter…and a Salty Dog…

The magic which is Christmas...I try although it is hard when it is sunny and no one else celebrates it…But Christmas is in my soul and I hope that I can share some of the magic I have always felt with you and of course make you remember and smile…

Saturday Snippets: ’Tis the Saturday before Christmas 19th December 2020…

Welcome to Saturday Snippets where I engage my whimsey and kitsch well it is that time of year…Christmas is not celebrated here and there are even fewer nods to Christmas here in the North of Thailand …I do believe Christmas is for kiddies and try to keep the magic going although this year methinks Covid has highjacked any hopes of buying anything the least bit festive …We do however have some festive parcels on the way from family and a dear friend to look forward to…x

Just before I goearly this morning 3am awoken by the cockerel I spoke to one of my daughters and listened to the British PM as he outlined new quarantine rules…Christmas is cancelled for most people as much of the country is moving into tier 4 which means no leaving your home only for essential shopping everything closed bars/restaurants and no meeting with more than 1 person outside your home…Pretty clear!

A new quicker spreading strain of Covid had emerged…I do hope that people abide by these restrictions as the only people and groups I have seen protesting are westerners and sorry guys but it’s you who still have increasing infections and deaths because you didn’t do what was required…You can’t blame a government we all know or should know what we should be doing and many haven’t…

I am scared for my family and friends who have abided by the rules all the way through… my dear mother hasn’t left her home since February…It is all those others who are causing this and may infect my family and friends…Shame on you…Just do it!

Thank you for dropping in today, I hope you have enjoyed reading the post, as always I look forward to your comments…as you know I love to chat!

Thanx Carol xx




28 thoughts on “CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…13th December-19th December…Recipes, Whimsy, Music and Christmas…Oh Yeah! …

    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I am the same Marian they make it look so easy in the videos but I always reuse like you.. Thank you for the Christmas wishes, Marian… I hope you and your family have a fabulous festive season and a Happy and Healthy 2021 x


  1. dgkaye

    You hit the nail on the head with those who protest protection Carol. We too here in Ontario, Canada are in a slam down with crazy high escalations – where most of us abide and been locked down for months. I blame the damn border! Some of us are protesting our government to clamp down on what they say that our borders are closed, but oh so porous!
    Thanks for all your fun, food and whimsy/ ❤

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      1. CarolCooks2 Post author

        My mum used to unpick the seams of our jumpers /cardigans where the elbows has gone thin and reverse the arms so the thinner bit or the darn was in the crook of your arm sounds like our mums were from the same cut of cloth, Liz …I remember she had a wooden mushroom to make darning easier…

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  2. V.M.Sang

    I wholeheartedly agree with you on obeying the rules, Carol. I’ve just heard that people are rushing out of London to get to where they want to spend Christmas so they are there before the deadline! The PM should have imposed it with immediate effect. Obviously the idiots would do that and spread it to parts of the country not yet infected by this new strain.
    Scotland has closed its borders.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      That is disgusting behaviour they obviously don’t care who they may infect just to enjoy another Christmas… I hope they are stopped from getting back home.after Christmas.x


    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Too right, Chel you will never ever see or hear anyone in Asia moaning /demonstrating about masking up or social distancing at all they just do it and yes they do fear the consequences at times but the figures speak for themselves …I have family in the UK and it makes me so mad and scared for them at the stupidity…Merry Christmas, Chel and please be safe xx

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