Monday Musings and the week ahead…a preview…

Good morning and welcome to  Monday Musings…

Why Monday Musings…Why not?

Two of my passions are cooking and the environment…so much is going on around the world that my posts need a lot of research which takes time and then of course I have to write the post…

Cooking… I like to test any recipes I put on my blog and sometimes…not often I need to cook and tweak a few times and take pictures…this all takes time…sometimes longer than it should as I have to order ingredients online if I can’t obtain them here…

Meatless Mondays of course needs testing and often retesting and tweaking and coming up with a recipe each week is proving to be just too much as it means it cuts into my writing, reading, social media, my garden, my home(cleaning, washing, shopping etc) my family and of course me time…

Therefore I have decided to cut back and Meatless Monday’s will be a monthly post…Starting on 3rd May 2021.

Tuesday’s …Ta Da… Tuesday Trivia or Twitterings…maybe a recipe matched to some music…it may be a National or International food day…I know many National and International day/weeks/months are manufacturer led and some are frankly quite ridiculous HOWEVER I also think regardless of that some foods benefit from a bit of promotion…or it may be a reblog of a post I find interesting …

We all get set in our ways…I have… there are some meals I cook regularly and maybe cook the vegetables, in the same way, every time… we have however made a pact that at least one meal every week will be something new or a new way of cooking something…it may be shopping the fridge day and making a meal from bits and bobs from the fridge and freezer an ideal way to use up those odds and ends instead of eventually throwing them in the bin…it can cut waste…

Wednesday’s will stay the same as it’s a week about with my A-Z’s and once a month my Green Kitchen over at Smorgasbord Magazine…these 3 posts are my passions and I thoroughly enjoy researching, testing and writing these…

Thursday...In my kitchen cooking from scratch will stay the same…

Fridays will be slightly different in so much as it will include vegetables as well as fruits…some unusual ones found here and some which are favourites around the world wherever you live…

Saturday Snippets will be back this week …for the last 2 weeks events have taken over and I didn’t feel that Saturday Snippets was appropriate…

Sunday brings no changes as it’s my weekly roundup of posts…

After today I am not sure about Mondays it may be a recap of the previous week and it may be environmental …something current if I feel the need to write about it…I’m sure after a few weeks it will take on a life of its own and settle into a pattern but for now, it’s finding its feet…

But overall it will leave me more time and give me some space…

Today has been lovely…Lily and I went shopping…we then had lunch and chatted about Gucci(don’t ask) and what she wants to do when she is grown up… at the moment it is a toss-up between being a Dentist or a Scientist…the Gucci was a question as someone walked past and Lily noticed her belt on her quite nice pants outfit…Lily wanted to know if it was kotcha…the real McCoy ..quite frankly I didn’t think so which meant I had to explain why and she then wanted to know if it was how much would it cost…Lily is 8yrs..just saying… she then proceeded to tell me what she could buy for that money…

Me… I’m sure she will be a Banker or an accountant someday…

Thank you for popping in it is lovely to see you here I hope to see you tomorrow for Tuesday Trivia…Carol x


39 thoughts on “Monday Musings and the week ahead…a preview…

  1. Victoria Zigler

    I completely agree with your choice to change your blog schedule to make more time for yourself, your family, and the things you enjy. Not that you need my approval, but I just thought I’d mention it. It’s great to blog, but real life comes first, and sometimes we have to scale back on some online activities to make room for other interests too.

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  3. petespringerauthor

    That photo of Lily and you does my heart good. Our son just moved in with a gal last week. Who knows? ❤ We’ve only seen him once in the last year, but we just booked our plane tickets for next month. That photo reminded me that one day I want experiences like that with my grandchildren.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      You will, Pete, you will and there is nothing like it and until you have your own grandchild it is a totally different feeling than it is with your own children and saying it doesn’t make sense…but you will know I suppose as we don’t have all the other bits that go with raising a family we enjoy them with more abandon …Enjoy your visit I am so happy for you , Pete 🙂 x

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Glad to hear you are a fan of Saturday Snippets, Jim and yes young Lily counts her pennies and although only 8 yrs old she knows exactly what she has and saves regularly she spends carefully…you will not catch her out with her money…I don’t know who she gets it from…but she counts her change carefully…lol

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    I’m all for musings, trivia and just relaxing when we drop in to blogs. Most of us do this for fun and I don’t think we need to stick to a regular schedule – I’m only saying that because I went 8 days without blogging! Getting ready for first family visit this year, having the visit, then recovering from the visit… My granddaughter is also eight, lovely age.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Janet, and enjoy your visit you must be so very excited I am so happy for you..8 is such a lovely age and we are so lucky Lily spends a lot of time with us she certainly keeps me on my toes with such random observations and questions…:) x

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  5. johnrieber

    It’s interesting to set a schedule for blogging, Carol…I did it – and continue to tweak as some just don’t resonate as much, so it feels a bit like wasted effort…but still, I always post what’s interesting to me at the time…if others like it, even better!

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I agree, absolutely I often just go where my thoughts take me and it has to resonate with me or as you say it’s a wasted effort, John…I always enjoy where you take me… always some surprises 🙂 x

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