Saturday Snippets 14th August 2021…Peek-A – Boo!

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…

For the last few weeks, I have taken inspiration from something I have read or watched…the Olympics has now finished and I loved watching it…I am sure that now for those dedicated individuals the training has started for the next Olympics which in 2024 will be held in Paris, France …2028 it will be the city of Los Angles who will be the hosts…

Qualifying for the Olympics does not guarantee a spot on a team. In most cases, the athletes won’t know if they made the team until about two weeks before the Olympics begin… it’s a harsh qualifying process only the best of the best get through…the sheer dedication and amount of training required is mindblowing…

This week I wasn’t sure what word to pick did I go Siver or Bronze in keeping with didn’t inspire me and then I read a post that did…as you know I have been preoccupied at best lately and I was doing a catch-up…when I came upon this post I will be honest it moved me watching the accompanying video …A TED video which I love watching anyway …Thank you, Jim and Molly, for the inspiration for this post…

Please, please head over to Borden’s Bather and listen to this TED talk…I came away not just blown away but wishing I could be a fly on the wall when Molly did not want to eat her greens..the thought it invoked made me smile as I had an inkling of the ensuing conversation…lol

Come with me and see what I discovered…my word today is “Peek-A-Boo”

The definition of the word is:-

  1. a game played with a young child, which involves hiding behind something and suddenly reappearing, saying “peekaboo.”.
  1. (of a garment) revealing glimpses of the skin or body.
    “a black lace peekaboo dress”

Dry Fork Narrows, Peekaboo and Spooky Slot Canyons is a 9.2 kilometre heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kanab, Utah that features beautiful wildflowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until November.

This is an absolutely wonderful Video…Incredible, funny and the rock formations are awesome…


Peek-A-Boo Ornamental Onion has masses of beautiful balls of lightly-scented lavender flowers with purple overtones at the ends of the stems…

This is a fun search…some of the music is not so…I’ve bypassed them…

Did you know? Peek a Boo is a style of boxing? You live and learn…apparently a technique adopted by many boxers including Mike Tyson…

All those cakes that we see now with smarties and other sweeties spilling forth are called peek-a-boo cakes…I know but the way this year has been flying by it won’t long…and its pretty x

From cakes to ice cream it just had to happen, didn’t it? How to get the kiddos to eat their veggies…

This is an interesting search…

Peek-A-Boo Lake Trail is a 6.0 kilometre lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Darrington, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Time for a tune…



Introducing a red pear from New Zealand…

Piqa® Boo is a natural cross between European and Asian pears, giving the fruit a crisp, juicy texture (similar to a Nashi) and a sweet, fresh flavour.

These pears produce a natural wax as they grow, which helps protect the fruit from scuffing and means they last longer in your fruit bowl or fridge.


That’s all from me for today…I hope you all have a great weekend…See you tomorrow for my weekly roundup xxx

36 thoughts on “Saturday Snippets 14th August 2021…Peek-A – Boo!

  1. Jim Borden

    thanks for teh mention, Carol. Who would have thought there are so many interesting things related to peek-a-boo. that was an impressive hike through that canyon, and congrats to the mom for getting through. and to whoever was filming it!

    and I think we should just let ice cream be ice cream and veggies be veggies, no need to combine them 🙂

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I agree with that Jim, I never disguised veggies and mine all eat them… sure there were some they didn’t like but as long as they ate other veggies that was ok …You are welcome for the mention and thank you for the inspiration for a blog post that was an awesome hike and mum did very well 🙂 x

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  2. Jennie

    This was such fun! I loved the peek-a boo TED talks, although I was disappointed there was no mention of reading to a child. No wonder it inspired you to research peek-a-boo.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Jennie I agree but I suppose the theme was to get parents to talk and play with the child to much for one TED talk maybe..but a very articulate young child 🙂 x

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  3. johnrieber

    Carol, my wife and I were in Kanab Utah for the first time last Christmas…I will be sharing the story of our 500 foot vertical climb up the INSIDE of a peak…a “via ferrata” – a climbing route that employs steel cables, rungs or ladders, fixed to the rock to which the climbers affix a harness with two leashes…I already shared our climb up Angel’s Landing and our hike through a moving river at “The Narrows” in Zion National Park – those nearby slot canyons are next for us!

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  5. beetleypete

    Babies seem unable to resist Peek-a-Boo. I’m sure my mum did it for me, and now 68 years later we are doing it with our grand-daughter. A timeless joy indeed.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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    I am very impressed by that canyon trail – make sure to measure your hips before setting off! You could easily turn your ankle on the uneven walk let alone any other hazards, but they certainly had a laugh!

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      1. CarolCooks2 Post author

        Good to hear, Janet.. Lauren had her bone scan Thurs and her app to discuss is next week she has been told that her other scan was clear.. Fingers crossed this one is.. Whatever the outcome I guess then treatment will commence. Stay well xx

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  7. petespringerauthor

    I watched the entire video going through the canyon. That was pretty amazing. I kept wondering what would happen if one of them tore a knee ligament or something else serious. Kudos to her mom for having the courage to go for it.

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