CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…June 20th-26th June 2021…#Orange, Whimsy, Music, Spicy Jerk Chicken and Injection Wells…

Spicy Jerk Chicken, Everything Orange, Music, A-Z and Garfield…

Welcome to this week’s edition of my weekly roundup of posts…Especially for you just in case you missed a few posts during this last week…Time is marching on…It is now officially rainy season here so there will definitely be some dancing in the rain…

June…the middle of another year…not so many days until we are in July the months seem to be flying by and Covid is still here it seems as if it is here to stay we just need to know how to live with it…maybe we should take heed of the many warning signs we are being given…

In case you missed any posts this week or love to catch up like I do… snuggle down in your quiet place… get comfy in your favourite corner with a drink of tea/coffee or hot chocolate although depending on where in the world you live it could be a glass of wine or two…Cheers!

My week started with “World Rainforest Day” …the “lungs of the world” as Jayawardena of Sustain blog reminded me…Jayawardena’s last post was about a London Football Club…although not a Spurs supporter I applaud the club for getting behind this green campaign…together we can win…

Although as a regular watcher of the Sky News Climate show… it’s well worth watching… I was appalled at the destruction of whole villages In Germany being utterly demolished to mine COAL…The loss of not only homes but wildlife and trees beggers belief….when big companies and governments endorse this …and it’s not stopping at one village …

After watching this I am lost for words…That my friends does not happen often…sigh

World Rainforest Day …22nd June 2021…

As you know I am passionate about the world I live in… I also feel I should do what I can to protect Mother Earth for not only my grandchildren and children but yours… we all have a collective responsibility…

I don’t want to preach and we all have different ideas on how we can make a difference it does depend on individual lifestyles and family commitments HOWEVER sometimes we have to step outside our own comfort zone and ask can I do more…it doesn’t have to be a huge commitment but there are not many including me..who truly cannot do more…

I hope this series covers and reveals some issues of which we may not be aware and maybe should be…

The Environmental A-Z…the letter I…

Our health is important and Bronchitis as I know can be distressing and debilitating for the sufferer and their family.

For anyone who suffers repeatedly from the common cold, bronchitis is always a possibility. There are two types of the disease. Acute bronchitis refers to the here and now and will last up to six weeks whereas chronic bronchitis infers long term symptoms that can last up to two years or longer if the infection is topped up from time to time by colds and flu…Sally’s post is a must-read and a #recommended read…

Smorgasbord Health Column – Family Health – Bronchitis by Sally Cronin

Tropical Friday…

Some of my favourite fruits…

There are of course many more fruits which I like some of which like cherries and blueberries  I cannot get often here which are locally grown and most are imported which is a no-no for me plus they are mighty expensive…Blueberries I can of course get frozen but nothing beats fresh blueberries and they an occasional treat…Generally when Lily is here as it’s her new favourite fruit…

Tropical Friday…My 6 Favourite Fruits…

Saturday Snippets…

I am having fun with my one-word prompts and it’s amazing what you can find…Orange or Oranges was yesterdays theme…Orange is called “Som” in Thai an easy word to remember…

It also induced memories of my kids favourite cat…Garfield…my favourite Orange Cake…Did you know that Orange is also a Belgium Telecom provider?

That ” Elmers” make an ” Orange” glow in the dark glue?

You can also get an ” Orange Zapinator” not being into games it means nothing to me but maybe it does to YOU…

That’s it for today…I know I haven’t been posting my regular posts as much or maybe visiting your posts but my thoughts are elsewhere much of the time…My darling daughter had an MRI scan last Monday where we will know the extent of her cancer and the treatment plan on the 1st July…She is keeping remarkably upbeat more so than me although I don’t let her know that…Thank you to those of you who have held Lauren in their prayers…xx

Thank you so much for dropping by I always look forward to your visits and comments…Hope to see you here next week xx

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  2. Tandy | Lavender and Lime

    I shall hold positive thoughts for Lauren! I love seasonal berries but often choose frozen blueberries over fresh as they are cheaper! I did not see the snippet about whole villages In Germany being utterly demolished for mining. That is just so wrong on so many levels. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  3. petespringerauthor

    I had never heard of a city being demolished because of a thirst for coal. There are no words to describe how sad that is.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Its ongoing in a few countries Liz, Norah said it is happening in Australia despite much for governments signing agreements pledging to reduce carbon emissions etc, etc and then its business as usual…

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  4. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more

    Thank you for the information, Carol! Coal mining was so normal in Germany. We didn’t worry about it for decades. We also import a lot of brown coal from Brazil. The only energy resources we had. For steel production, like in the times of Kaiser Wilhelm I and II. 😉 Thank you for remembering. Will have a re-read of the other weekly postings too. Enjoy a wonderful Sunday, and have a great start into the new week. xx Michael

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  5. Norah

    Hi Carol,
    I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. I was both surprised and shocked by the Sky News article about coal mining in Germany. We have new mines opening here too, despite protests. It is crazy.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      So much for sustainable energy then by 2030…What is going on? Norah it seems like the ones with power are not doing what they tell us they are its alright signing agreements then they go ahead and its business as usual… Shocking and as you say crazy…. I like the sky news show its on once a week… My weekend has been ok, thank you I hope yours has been good, Norah xx

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      1. Norah

        It’s difficult to fathom, isn’t it? We’re back into a three day lockdown at the moment, hoping to contain the Delta virus, which has escaped. Fingers crossed three days will do it. 🙂


  6. Sowmya

    As always a wonderful post Carol. Its amazing to see your passion and willingness to protect mother earth. We all do our parts from home to some extent. Your blogpost reminds the dear readers to step outside our comfort zone to do a little more. Your blogposts are a great inspiration Carol

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you so much for your encouraging words, Sowmya..I worry sometimes its comes across as fanatical I am just concerned about the future of Mother Earth 🙂 x

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  7. V.M.Sang

    I pray you and your daughter get a positive result from her scan.
    The bulldozing of villages is appalling. How much misery is caused by greed for more money. I can’t understand why ‘profit’ is so important. If someone, or a company, makes sufficient money to buy its raw materials, pay its workers and investors, and pay taxes and other outgoings, like power and insurance, ( I’m sure there are more I’ve not remembered), then why is it essential to make extra? And yet it is. Companies MUST make a profit.
    My favourite fruit I’ve been unable to get since the early 70s. It’s bilberries. If I search on line, I get blueberries, while nice, they aren’t the same, but they seem to have taken over the bilberry.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Viv for your prayers… Yes it is appalling at how shortsighted the German government is being plus the misery this mining is causing. Thats a shame you can’t get bilberries… they are slaller than blueberries but I believe because they are juicier they are more difficult to transport hence harder to find unless you grow your own.. apparently they grow in Britain, northern Europe and Asia.. x

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      1. V.M.Sang

        They grow on moorland, and are low-growing. As the fruits are very small, it’s hard work to pick them. Due to their required habitat, I suspect they are difficult to cultivate. The plants aren’t any bigger than heather, either, so backbreaking work to pick them.
        I used to live in Rochdale in Lancashire, near the moors. They sold them on the market there in the 60s. I don’t know about now.

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  8. lssattitudeofgratitude

    Teaching student about caring about mother earth was always intertwined in my science lessons. That’s why I enjoyed 6th grade so much. 6th grade is earth science. For many of the kids my class would be the only opportunity for them to learn environmental issues. 7th grade is biological science and 8th is physical science, so I had the best opportunity to focus on saving our planet.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I’m sure you took advantage of that Lauren and taught them well although I do think environmental issues should be entwined from day one its the only way forward for the environment…

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      1. lssattitudeofgratitude

        I did begin from day one by explaining what a scientist is, explaining how they are scientists, and explaining how they effect their world every day. When you are passionate about something, it is easy for the kids to pick up on it.

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