Thursday Thoughts…27th April 2023…Arbor Day, Fast Food Restaurants, Aboriginal Elder playing a Gum Leaf…

Welcome to Thursday Thoughts…in these days of ever-increasing processed food production where traditional methods are being replaced by using chemicals to speed up the processes …we need to be aware to avoid the traps…plus we need to be savvy and careful how we spend our hard earned pennies when costs are rising…

During times of economic downturns, consumers turn to treats and snacks as a way to indulge when the world feels chaotic and money is tight…the stats on this don’t make pretty reading so be aware when treating the kids…that someone is out to relieve you of a bit more than you bargained for…

Today Fast Food Restaurants are under my spotlight!

Did you know? In Japan, napping at work won’t get you fired. In fact, taking time out for a snooze is seen as honourable and a sign of diligence by employers.

As most of you know April is Earth Month and it’s drawing to a close now but I do hope that you all have decided on at least one thing that you can do to help save the world…Tomorrow as April draws to a close is Arbor Day(US)…Much like Earth Month/Day, it is a holiday which celebrates nature…

Its purpose is to encourage people to plant trees, and many communities traditionally take the opportunity to organize tree-planting and litter-collecting events on or around the holiday.

Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular prehistoric fiction saga, Man vs. Nature which explores seminal events in man’s evolution one trilogy at a time. She is also the author of the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers and Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to the United States Naval Academy…All these books I thoroughly enjoyed reading…and would recommend highly…

While reading Jacquies recent post on her next trilogy Savage Land  I watched the videos, Jacqui used to clarify some points all great videos however the one that fascinated me the most was the Aboriginal Elder playing a gum leaf… I hope you enjoy it.

Thank you for joining me today it’s another hot one here I hope wherever you are in the world your weather is being kind to you as always I look forward to your comments…

29 thoughts on “Thursday Thoughts…27th April 2023…Arbor Day, Fast Food Restaurants, Aboriginal Elder playing a Gum Leaf…

  1. acflory

    We’ve always been very careful about food, but when the Offspring was little we did indulge in the odd McDonald$ treat. Usually just chips and a fillet of fish [loved the pickle and the maiyo], but a few years ago I saw/read about how neither the ‘bun’ nor the filling decompose…not even after /weeks/. That scared the dickens out of me. Will never touch a McDonald$ meal again. Ever!

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Yet people still do…they must walk around in blinkers…I once saw an experiment similar to that but with a margarine spread and that put the fear of god into me x

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  4. D. Wallace Peach

    A fun post, Carol. I don’t eat fast food. Just the words “fast food” turn me off. I didn’t realize it has also become so expensive. Getting a fresh sandwich at the deli is cheaper it seems. And how funny that napping at work is considered a sign of diligence! Lol. That’s certainly not the American perspective.

    I wanted to let you know that I stopped by our market yesterday and asked if they donate expiring food to our town’s foodbank. The person I talked to didn’t know, but he was so excited to find out that I couldn’t help smiling! I’m going to continue pursuing this to see what happens. All it took was a question. 😀

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Diana, and how lovely that the person you spoke to was excited to find out no wonder it made you smile it’s made me smile…Fast food is not cheap at all, Diana and yet they are always full …Napping at work isn’t the English perspective either however here it’s common practice to see people napping at work maybe it’s an Asian practice…I hope you are having a great weekend and thank you for updating me om the food donating it will be interesting to know the answer plus if its in the negative maybe it will be the prompt they need x

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    Terrific post Carol.. I have never tried playing a leaf but definitely admire this amazing elder who has mastered the art. One of the things we did this year is replant bushes that had outgrown their pots all around the perimeter of the garden so that they can flourish and attract more insects. We have also seeded the back end of the garden with wild flowers around the compost area. Great news about Jacqui’s new trilogy and can’t wait to read it.. ♥

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    I have this vague childhood memory of one of our playmates trying to play a blade of grass and ending up with bleeding lips – much the same as how you can get a paper cut!
    A lot of people don’t know that although Koalas seem to make no sound, they actually play gum leaves as well as eating them. In ‘The Dreamtime’ they taught Australia’s first humans how to play a tune.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Oh wow, that’s an interesting snippet I didn’t know that about Koalas thank you for sharing…Yes, I can image a blade of grass doing that..ouch we stuck to greaseproof paper and a comb smile 🙂

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  7. petespringerauthor

    Fascinating stuff about playing the gum leaf. It has a kazoo-like sound to it. When I see something like this, I wonder how someone got the idea to try it in the first place.

    One of the best changes I’ve made in my own diet has been that I seldom eat fast food anymore. I don’t miss it, but I still miss ice cream. 🤣

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I’m the same, Pete I wouldn’t have thought of doing that either…Fast food doesn’t bother me either it never has really and my treat is still ice cream just not as much as I used to eat -sigh- but I admit I do feel much better since I have changed my eating habits and I’m sure you do to, Pete 🙂

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