Thursday Thoughts…16th March 2023…Do mermaids exist Part 2…Septic Tanks…Riverdance…

Welcome to Thursday Thoughts this week has been busy in my mind so many thoughts and so many rabbit holes either from posts, social media or just browsing…

Willow Croft’s comment on last week’s Thursday Thought’s made me go “Ewww” however it also made me think…another rabbit hole- not smiling-

Okay, forgive me for getting a little…off-colour…but someone I know was dealing with a septic tank issue, and they were like, “Why can’t we use the bacteria in the tank” and the septic tank person was like “People eat so much processed food that the bacteria don’t work anymore…they just die, because they can’t break down the, ahem, waste.”

Food for thought or not as the case may be...I know that chemicals in cleaning products, fabric softeners, latex products, medicines, drain cleaners, bleach, fats, grease and crushed food can have a negative effect …Thoughts?

Last week I asked the question do mermaids exist…if you watched the video(s) you may well have thought just maybe Disney is right…and then I watched these ..well I go where the rabbit holes take me…

Tomorrow March 17th is St Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick, a cultural and religious holiday celebrated every year in Ireland and by Irish communities around the world…there will be parades and marching bands… and lots of green and orange…The celebration marks the anniversary of Saint Patrick’s death in the fifth century and represents the arrival of Christianity in the country…

Many old-school Irish dishes are cosy and comforting, as they were made with ingredients that could withstand and soothe the people during harsh winters, like beef, potatoes, cabbage and onions. Some of Ireland’s native dishes were born from a place of scarcity, hence dishes like Irish stew and coddle a  layered, slowly braised dish of pork sausage, potatoes, onion and bacon rashers; the people at times needed to make a lot with a little, and were adept at reducing waste, making meals more filling and preserving what they had.

Potatoes feature in many Irish recipes and no doubt there will be Colcannon or Champ at every meal…and of course corned beef and cabbage…Happy St Patricks Day tomorrow to everyone who celebrates…Enjoy!

However…due to the Global Energy Crisis…

Ireland’s tradition of lighting up landmarks green for March 17 will be put on pause again for 2023.

Now for some music(and dance)…March 16th 2000 after years of international touring and even a TV broadcast, the Celtic dance revue Riverdance opens at the Gershwin Theatre under the title Riverdance – on Broadway and runs 605 performances.

Thank you for joining me today for those of you with snow and freezing weather stay safe and warm and for those of you who have sunshine and warmth enjoy as always I look forward to your comments and appreciate any shares xx

22 thoughts on “Thursday Thoughts…16th March 2023…Do mermaids exist Part 2…Septic Tanks…Riverdance…

  1. D. Wallace Peach

    That septic tank distress is distressing. I’m hoping mine is nice and healthy with very little processed food. Yay. And I hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day. We’re not Irish (except for a bit of DNA), but we love the excuse to enjoy the annual comfort food. And I’ll never get tired of Riverdance as long as I live. A fun and interesting post, Carol. ❤

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I’m sure it is, Diana and we’re not Irish either but love the food…Yes, Riverdance is fantastic and addictive to watch…Happy you enjoyed the post, Diana I hope you have a fabulous week ahead xx

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  2. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

    In our last house in Ireland we had a septic tank and never noticed it was there, the guy would come over every 6 months and empty it. Here in Ireland in rural areas where houses are built on larger plots many have septic tanks as it is a cheaper option than running the necessary pipes to connect to the main sewer, they also often have their own wells. There were restrictions on what you could use but there are plenty of products available. Love Riverdance and could watch all day. As to those dugongs and manatees… very special. ♥

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Many houses here have septic tanks and we did in the Blue House here but never noticed it either that was emptied regularly too…Yes those Dugongs and manatees are lovely we are very lucky we have such a variety in our world and many still unknown to us both above the sea and beneath I’m guessing Hugs xx

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  4. Darlene

    St Patrick’s Day is a big thing here in Spain. There will be parades and parties all over. Even though our family was not Irish, we always celebrated it at home in Canada as well. The saying is that everyone is Irish on March 17th.

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    Many years ago my friend’s parents moved to a rural district and a house with a sceptic tank. The mother was paranoid about the sceptic tank and and all the cleaning products etc were special and there were was a list of rules for toilets etc…

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  6. beetleypete

    I used to get worn down by all the ‘Irish stuff’ in London around this time, but living in Norfolk, you would never know the 17th was St Patrick’s Day. Riverdance never fails to please, always worth watching.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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