Saturday Snippets…26th March 2021…

 

Welcome to Saturday Snippets where I indulge my whimsy and my passions… maybe a tune or two…something which has caught my eye this last week…just anything out of the ordinary or extraordinary…

Conservation Corner:

Conservation is high on my agenda…I often wish governments and big NO huge conglomerates would really take a stand and make an enormous difference… one we could all see…but methinks that is in cloud cuckoo land…

I will ask one thing of you before I tell you about a small, quiet conservation success story…

I watched a docu/film on Netflix it was also available for download on UTorrent…called “Seaspiracy“…

I will also tell you I prefer fish to meat…I will also tell you I am not under any circumstances unless we fish for it ourselves buy fish fresh or tinned fish AGAIN…

I will also tell you I am not donating to any wildlife or climate change organisations unless I have checked and checked again and again as to who they are in bed with…

 

My son has always thought I am a little zealous in some areas BUT I persuaded him to watch this docu/film…he was as shocked as I was…Please, please watch it to the end if you can…

Then tell me what you think the solution is…

I will be writing about this in the next week or two…it will not be pretty… my gloves are off…

Now for the Good News…

Often overlooked, small-scale conservation projects are having a big impact on wildlife and communities – even in conflict zones

A simple philosophy “honey means money and to get honey you need forests”

Did you know?

 

 

#1 March is the equivalent of September in the Southern Hemisphere.

#2 Every Year, March and June finish on the same day of the week.

#3 March is the time of the year when animals start waking up from hibernation.

Let’s Have a Tune:

It was today back in 1964 that “Funny Girl” opened at The Winter Garden Theatre NYC…one of the first films I was allowed to go and watch with my friends and when I fell in love with Omar Sharif and the music of Barbara Streisand…

Today would have been my fathers birthday...he would have been 93 yrs old…I miss my dad and miss him more as the years go by…I don’t know if it is my age or if it is now I realise the absolute finality of it…

What he would think of today’s goings-on I can only imagine… I miss our conversations as like me he had firm thoughts on many things and wasn’t afraid to air his views…lol…we did have some lively conversations as we sometimes had opposing views…Miss, you so much daddy xxx

Coffee…not something I drink often I am a green tea girl…however…I love candyfloss…or cotton candy as it is also known and would you believe it was invented by a dentist…

Why?

Because it contained less sugar than a Candy Apple…Promoted as “fairy floss” it was introduced to the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904…it was an instant success and sold 68,655 boxes at 25¢ (equivalent to $7.11 in 2019) per box.

I have always loved candy floss since I was a small child and when my kids were children I bought a candy floss machine so I could make it at home…well it started off with my kids and then all the kids in the neighbourhood appeared at my door…Fun Times!

I saw this the other day and although I rarely drink coffee I would have this one just for the candy floss and the wow factor…I am still a kid at heart…x

How cool is that? I love it!

That’s all for today thank you for dropping in I hope you enjoyed my whimsy… I would love to hear from you in comments as you know how I love to chat…Love Carol xx

 

 

33 thoughts on “Saturday Snippets…26th March 2021…

    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Yes, candy floss a guilty pleasure…sigh… as for fishermen reliability seems thin on the ground to me all is not as it seems I am very sad to say …Have a lovely week, dear Dolly Hugs xx

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  1. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

    Time flies by Carol.. my father has been gone for 25 years and my mother for 9 years, yet they are firmly imprinted on our memories and a piece of music or a dessert in my father’s case, brings back memories in a flash.. I will watch your documentary and look forward to your notes on it.. it sounds horrific. ♥

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Yes it does , Sally and we remember my dad much of time where food or wine is concerned but that is a good way to remember I just miss him at times as I guess you do yours…Yes, I will watch it once more before I write just so I am crystal clear and maybe I will also be calmer I was angry the first time I watched it Hugs xx…Thank you for the reblog xxx

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  3. Clanmother

    A delicious post with Candy Floss and profound memories. My father passed away 10 years ago this year – his voice continues to ring in my heart and his words still comfort and guide. Thank you for a marvelous conversation.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I’m sure you treasure every minute, Robbie make as many memories as you can and then you can relive those happy times that’s what I do but it doesn’t take away the ache on birthdays 🙂 x

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Jim…it shocked me… I will watch it again and make more notes but I suppose I shouldn’t be shocked at the complicity of those who can and do…I agree great song and thank you for the birthday wishes for my dad x

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  4. marianbeaman

    There’s lots to ponder and rejoice about, both bitter and sweet. I’m with you on conservation, but I’m probably less zealous than you are.

    Barbara Streisand’s “People” is high on the list of tunes I like.
    And, yes, I miss my parents and other loved ones more as the days go by. Like you, I realize the good foundation they gave me, and feel gratitude every day. Great post, Carol!

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  6. beetleypete

    I used to love candy floss at funfairs, or the seaside. Then they started selling it in bags, and it was never the same. The smell of the machine is one of my most enduring childhood memories.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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  7. petespringerauthor

    I’m glad you have happy memories of your dad, Carol. Your dad probably took great pride in knowing that no one was going to take advantage of or push around his little girl.

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