Monday Musings…10th October 2022 is “World Mental Health Day” plus did you know there are “Fire Stopping Goats”

Welcome to Monday Musings…Monday Musings is where normally I share some things that have thrilled me, made me think or smile or even have a mini-rant but generally it is my happy place and I hope yours is…October is upon us…Halloween is coming…It’s National Cookbook Month plus today is World Porridge Day…I have always loved a bowl of porridge since I was a child..proper porridge oats none of this instant stuff…most of you know that I also cooked porridge in my slow cooker when all my kids were at home burnt saucepan bottoms and it doesn’t dry out every bowl is perfect as it should be it just cooks gently overnight and is ready for the first person to get a bowl…and is perfect when the last person comes down for a bowl…

It’s now time to have look at what caught my eye last week…Fire Stopping Goats!

Goat is both a staple and a delicacy in the world’s cuisines. The cuisines best known for their use of goat include African cuisine, Middle Eastern, North African, East African, West African, Indian, Indonesian, Nepali, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Mexican, Caribbean (Jamaica), and Ecuadorian…

Goat’s milk and cheese(Chevre) is favoured by some because of dietary needs goat’s milk has less lactose…The goat’s cheese is also easier to digest…BUT stopping fires!…. Please click on the link below to read about “Fire Stopping Goats”

World Mental Health Day…10th October 2022.

Mental Health has always been a taboo subject, people still don’t talk about it unless they have to…Just because someone hasn’t got a plaster cast or a bandage doesn’t mean that they are well…

Please click the highlighted link below which will take you to Clive’s Blog where he is promoting “World Mental Health Day”…No one is immune rich or poor we can all suffer from our mental health at some time in our lives…

Thank you for joining me today…its a new week we are into the second week of October…as always I appreciate your comments and shares in fact I always look forward to your comments…I hope you all have a safe and productive week xx

24 thoughts on “Monday Musings…10th October 2022 is “World Mental Health Day” plus did you know there are “Fire Stopping Goats”

  1. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

    Love the goats Carol. I looked after the school mascot during the holidays and he would join me in my garden every afternoon… he appreciated books and having left mine opened on the bench when I went in to get a coffee he helped himself to the half I hadn’t read yet! I would love a couple of minature goats if we have enough room in the next house. Thanks for highlighting Clive’s post. Such an important subject that deserves year round focus as the statistics for both young and old are not going to improve without it… ♥

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I think I remeber one of your posts about the goats..It would be lovely to have a couple as pets…I agree mental health should have year round focus as it seems to be more prevalent in society now and as you say for both young and old…Hugs x

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  3. acflory

    Thank you for the link to t he goat story! I’ve been thinking about getting a [small] goat for a couple of years now as the alpacas won’t eat grasses/weeds once they go to seed. The trouble is stopping the goat from eating /my/ garden. Maybe a miniature one would be easier to manage. Hmm…. -thinking-

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  5. Sue Dreamwalker

    Yes proper porridge oats , not the ground up dust with all the additives.

    Mental health often overlooked and so many more falling casualties to mental health especially in our younger generations which no one wants to address.
    Suicides in young teens and adults tripled here in UK. Brushed under the carpet like so many more things.

    I wrote letters to my MP, about the knock on effects of recent times, they are just not acknowledging the problems the pressure our younger generation are under.
    I witnessed how my 11 year old Granddaughter has suffered as a result of stress.

    Working in mental health with various disturbed adults as well as learning difficulties as a support worker before I retired, the problems are escalating.
    So thank you for bringing awareness Carol, it’s a subject close to my heart.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      The more we make people aware then it must get better and there should be more help and understanding available without just putting people on anti depressants as they are addictive and mask feelings but don;t solve the causes…its a big problem that isn’t fully assessed I feel hopefully highlighting it will make more people aware ,,,I hope you have a good week, Sue xx


  6. Clive

    Thank you for featuring my post, Carol. The more people that see this message the better! Picking up on Tandy’s point, that feeling of shame is what stops many from seeking the help they need, along with the fact that we are often the last person to recognise something about ourselves. Making that first call is the hardest thing – believe me, I know, as I’ve been there. Thanks again for sharing 😊 xx

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      You are very welcome, Clive and I agree that first step is often the hardest… The more doors that are opened offering help will eventually make it easier.. 😀 Xx

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      1. Clive

        Hopefully so. I fear that funding is likely to be very stretched, against a background of increasing demand, so the availability of those doors might not be great. We can but hope! 😊 xx

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  7. Tandy | Lavender and Lime

    Mental health and mental abuse are such difficult areas for people to talk about. And a lot of us battle with internal issues we feel ashamed to discuss. I hope people can find the strength to battle their demons head on and find good mental health in these very tough times.

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