CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…July 25th-31st July 2021…#Plastic Free July, Music, Tokyo, Cherry Blossom and Aime… …

Plastic Free July, ARE you the Change, Music, Culinary A-Z, Thai Dips, Tsukiji Fish Market, #Aime and The Bullet Fruit Tree.

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…

August 1st…yes it really is…some August trivia…August 1889 it is said to have rained Ants in Strasburg, Germany…however it is now known that rainfall radar can be hoodwinked by swarms of flying ants?…

What else does the 1st of August bring…?

Lughnassadh, the Celtic first harvest festival…Lughnasadh is the festival that marks the beginning of the harvest. It is held halfway between the summer solstice and autumn equinox, around 1st August…The 1st of August is traditionally known as Lammas Day.

August 1960 Chubby Checker’s ‘The Twist’ was released.  The best exercise music ever! Our favourite music track ever… my hubby is the king of the twist…

Happy memories and he still doesn’t do a bad rendition without any encouragement when he hears this song…

August the 9th  also marks International Day of the World’s Indigenous People’s…This year’s theme is ” Leaving no one behind Indigenous peoples and the call for a new social contract.”

You may ask WHY do we celebrate International Days…International days and weeks are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, mobilize political will and resources to address global problems and celebrate and reinforce the achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool.

Enough about what’s to come in August lets have a look at last week…

We all love a good news story so here they are…I know I bang the drum about Plastic this is the good news …There are of course always good news stories and we have to remember that…

This fierce-looking Tasmanian Devil a very apt name is one of them…I also love it when my readers tell us of their good news like this one from BeetleypeteCorona Beer has come up with a great idea. No need for plastic rings to secure cans in six-packs, and no shopping bag required, just screw them together and carry them out like a pole!
Tesco is now using brown and black plastic meat trays that are recyclable, unlike the previous clear plastic ones.

Plastic Free July 2021…The Good News Stories…

Welcome to series 3 of the Culinary Alphabet A-Z…Where the middle letter is K…

Nothing is as it seems here…this new series is the brainchild of Chel Owens who writes at A wife, My Verse, and Every Little Thingmy followers are so good to me they think up all sorts of permutations of the Alphabet for me to blog about…not sure if they want me to call it quits or what they will come up with next…Chel like Pete was, however, will be called on to make her contribution every two weeks…they don’t get off scot-free…so I hope you have started brainstorming Chel…haha x…although I will extend Chel a period of grace as she is on break and she is gonna be a Mumma again..boy numero 6…Hope you are keeping well Chel x

The Culinary Alphabet …..A-Z…Series 3… the letter K…

Sometimes a post just strikes a chord and this was one of them from the lovely Pete Springer…

Pete said: Every Olympics, there are human interest stories that capture my attention. I don’t follow women’s gymnastics, but I always enjoy the spirit of competition. One Olympic athlete we may hear more about in the days to come is American gymnast Sunisa “Suni” Lee.

I hope you can watch the videos they are heartwarming…I couldn’t here in Thailand but I did find some on youtube that I could watch.

Suni Lee—Heart of a Champion

I love it when I come across little hacks that work…Don’t you?

Sally over at Smorgasbord Health has treated us to some cracking Health Hacks…who hates getting brain freeze I know I do when I am drinking an ice-cold smoothie…or toothache..nothing worse ..Head over to Sallys and have a read you will be amazed I know I was…#recommended read

Smorgasbord Health Column – Some Health Hacks for everyday niggles such as Pins and Needles by Sally Cronin

This week in my kitchen dips for fruit...Fruit is everywhere you go here all nicely cut up and presented with a dip of your choice..of course, I eat fruit whole but some fruits I prefer to buy ready cut it’s easier and the dips are delicious…

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/07/29/this-week-in-my-kitchen-thai-dips-for-fruit/

Tropical Friday…we do get some strangely named fruits here…The Bullet Tree Fruit…

The Bullet Wood fruit whose other names include Spanish Cherry, Tanjong Fruit, Indian Medlar and Caqui Fruit…scientific name Manilkara kauki is grown here in Thailand its really another backyard fruit and is generally found on small market stalls where the produce that they sell is from their land and it is generally in small quantities.

Its botanical name is Mimusops elengi L…it has been used by traditional medicine practitioners for centuries and is mentioned in the Ayurvedic Scriptures.

Tropical Friday…The Bullet Wood Fruit…

Saturday Snippets: Today’s word is Tokyo…

The place where ancient and very modern(quirky) meet…The safest city in the world and the one I would most love to visit.

Saturday Snippets 31st July 2021…Tokyo

That’s all for this week thank you so much for joining me…I hope  you all have a fabulous weekend xx

 

 

 

 

16 thoughts on “CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…July 25th-31st July 2021…#Plastic Free July, Music, Tokyo, Cherry Blossom and Aime… …

  1. petespringerauthor

    Thanks for another great week and for letting me be a part of it. I wish your daughter and the rest of your family continued strength in dealing with her challenges.

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