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CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…14th February-20th February 2021…#Recipes, Whimsy, Music and Lifestyle Changes

Recipes, Whimsy, Music and Lifestyle Changes…

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… For those of you who celebrate Valentines Day…I hope you had a Happy Valentines Day xx

Enjoyed the chocolate I hope so as it is National Chocolate month… so fill your boots and enjoy! My thoughts turn to Easter with crossed fingers that my moulds arrive in time for me to make a lovely egg for Lily her first…

Let’s go and see what goodies I had for you last week…so snuggle up in your favourite corner with your favourite drink tea/coffee or hot chocolate although depending on where in the world you live it could be a glass of wine…Cheers!

Meatless Monday’s: Week 6…#Frittata.

Such a versatile dish and it uses up lots of bits and pieces of veggies that are sitting in your fridge an ideal once a week meal which means less waste as well…

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/02/15/meatless-mondays-week-6-frittata/

#Protein Shakes…Should you be drinking them?…

I think you should check out the ingredients before you do and also make sure that you are getting as much protein as you should from your normal DIET and if not because you are following a rigorous exercise regime or a vegan diet AND may need to have protein drinks sometimes…

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/02/16/protein-shakes-should-you-be-drinking-them/

It was Pancake Day last Tuesday…I hope you enjoyed yours as much as I enjoyed mine…

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/02/16/pancake-day-16th-february-aka-shrove-tuesday-mardi-gras-or-fat-tuesday/

Wednesday I was also over at Sally’s for my monthly POST…  Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen – Bread, Homemade Peanut Butter and Home Grown Vegetables and Herbs.

I don’t think I realised just how popular Peanut Butter is…

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2021/02/17/smorgasbord-food-column-carol-taylors-green-kitchen-bread-homemade-peanut-butter-and-home-grown-vegetables-and-herbs/

Time for one of the last posts in this current series of  The Culinary Alphabet with a little twist…Food terms ending in the letter X (loX)

Next week is the last one…The good news is that it will be followed by a new twist of the Alphabet…my fellow bloggers are so kind to me with suggestions and good ones at that…this time it was from Chel Owens…or Chelsea who writes poems at… A Wife, My Verse, and Every Little Thing...Lots of great poetry which I love to read and now and again Chel drops little hints but I truly am not a poet even a bad one…Her suggestion was that I find food terms and food where the middle letter is A for example…Thanx Chel…Like Pete, I will expect at least one word from you every fortnight…xx

I have decided as I am also passionate about the environment to run 2  different subjects consecutively and do a week about so every second week it will be environmental terms, for example, beginning with A etc…although with that I will generally only opt for 3 terms if there are three and explain them in a bit more detail as some environmental terms I know the word but not really what it means…so maybe we can all learn a little more…That’s the plan xxx

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/02/17/the-culinary-alphabet-with-a-little-twistfood-terms-ending-in-the-letter-x-lox/

It was then over to Sally’s for her wonderfully information series on how we can turn back the clock a little…

Please pop over ..say hello and find out how you can stop the clock…see you there #recommenedread

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2021/02/18/smorgasbord-health-column-turning-back-the-clock-2021-part-six-anti-aging-and-oxygen-by-sally-cronin/

Fruity Friday...and a weirdly beautiful fruit it is this week…

One which I can’t wait until my bush arrives and I can watch it grow…The Buddha Hand Fruit.

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/02/19/fruity-friday-buddha-hand-fruit/

Saturday Snippets…

Recipes, PJ.Proby and The Beatles…some environmental news, apricots and Easter Eggs…

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/02/20/saturday-snippets-20th-february-2020/

Well, that’s it for today…Thank you so much for dropping by…I hope you have enjoyed the read…if you have please head over and leave a comment it makes my day to hear from you …Love Carol xx

CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…7th February-13th February 2021…Recipes, Whimsy, Music and Lifestyle Changes

Recipes, Whimsy, Music and Lifestyle Changes…

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… It’s Valentines Day…Happy Valentines Day to you all xx

Let’s go and see what goodies I had for you last week…so snuggle up in your favourite corner with your favourite drink tea/coffee or hot chocolate although depending on where in the world you live it could be a glass of wine…Cheers!

Meatless Monday’s…

 

Where I did commit a faux pas…the salad had prawns in it although I will say it would be just as lovely without…my bad…However, it proves someone read the post as young Jim kindly let me know the error of my ways…Ooops…Thanx Jim…x

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/02/08/meatless-mondayweek-5-spicy-lentil-soup-with-crispy-shallots-and-a-thai-pomelo-salad/

Tuesday…My 2nd Protein Shake…Mango and Green Apple…

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/02/09/homemade-protein-shakes-mango-and-green-apple/

Wednesday…The Culinary Alphabet in reverse…The Letters V & W…

This series is drawing to a close now only two more posts…But…it is not the end there will be another one coming which I do hope you enjoy…

I couldn’t find many for the letter V but, Pete came up with a cracker…Mazeltov (there’s my v, haha) for finding any food words ending in v. I was about to give up, and then I found one. (Of course, I had to look it up.) The word is “sev” which means “an Indian food of deep-fried strands of flour.”…Well Done, Pete! x

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/02/10/the-culinary-alphabet-with-a-little-twistfood-terms-ending-in-the-letter-v-chicken-kiev-and-w-tallow/

Thursday was time for another Homemade Protein shake this time Banana and Papaya

Bananas...my Thai family came to a visit loaded up with lots of tomatoes, bananas and salad so I think tomato chutney will be next on the agenda…they also brought me a nice big bundle of snake beans which I love and cauliflowers so again cauliflower will be on the menu…maybe some soup or roasted I haven’t decided yet it is so lovely, freshly picked and grown without pesticides…I am so lucky…

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/02/11/homemade-protein-shakes-banana-and-papaya/

Thursday was also the day for Part Five – Anti-Aging and The Immune System by Sally Cronin.

This is a fabulous series which I am enjoying immensely I mean who doesn’t want to turn back the clock just a little and also call a halt to those little telltale wrinkles…I know I do…#recommended read.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2021/02/11/smorgasbord-health-column-turning-back-the-clock-2021-part-five-anti-aging-and-the-immune-system-by-sally-cronin/

Fruity Friday’sJabuticaba Fruit…

Although I have seen fruit growing on the trunk of trees and indeed my own Jackfruit tree grows its fruit from the trunk this fruit looks amazing just like it has all been just placed there…I love discovering new fruits and vegetables and I love even more if I can come across them here, unfortunately, I haven’t come across this lovely fruit here yet but I know some of you lucky people have…

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/02/12/fruity-friday-jabuticaba/

Saturday Snippets…The end of another week and where I release my whimsy…Enjoy!

It is mostly warm and sunny as our high season approaches and I have lots of fruit and vegetables and am enjoying some lovely sunshine breakfasts…I don’t think I have ever eaten as much fruit or vegetables as I do now…but I am loving it…

My walking is on the up 4 days on the bounce 10,000 plus steps I am even succeeding in getting Saangchai to lap me a bit more exercise for Muttley…Today is my rest day in so much as I will just take my evening walk but tomorrow I will be back on track…

I hope you enjoy Saturday Snippets…Happy Valentines Day x

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/02/13/saturday-snipppets-13th-february-2021/

Well, that’s it for today…Thank you so much for dropping by…I hope you have enjoyed the read…if you have please head over and leave a comment it makes my day to hear from you …Love Carol xx

CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…31st January-6th February 2021…Recipes, Whimsy, Music and Lifestyle Changes

Recipes, Whimsy, Music and Lifestyle Changes…

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… we are a week into February…February comes from the Latin word februa, which means “to cleanse.”

I’m sure for those of you who have snow… cleansing and spring cleaning are the last things on your mind…here where the sun shining thoughts do turn to spring cleaning and cleansing of the mind and body…  the streets are already being decked out with the beautiful red and gold banners which signify that Chinese New Year celebration will soon commence…the shops and market stalls are full of pretty red and gold decorations and there are lots of red and gold clothes for sale the children’s ones being so lovely…

RED AND YELLOW CHILDRENS CLOTHES CHINESE NEW YEAR

This month we have Valentine’s day on the 14th and a snow moon at the end of the month…aptly named because February is typically the snowiest month in the United States. In the 1760s, when Captain Jonathan Carver visited the Dakota tribe, he recorded that this was their name for February’s full moon.

However, this moon was also called the Black Bear Moon, due to the cubs born around this time, and the Hungry Moon due to the lack of food that was common in winter.

Time to catch up on last weeks posts I am waffling again…lol

Meatless Monday’s:

Meatless Monday’s are going well and proving quite popular… I am enjoying my meatless meals and I wish to thank everyone who has sent me tips and recipes to try you are all awesome… I will also credit back to you once I have made them and my taste testers have given their verdict…

 

 

 

This was certainly a lovely curry and I know mushrooms and eggplants are not for everyone…it took me years before I really liked eggplants and I certainly have eaten more since living here as there are so many different varieties of eggplants available…

For those of you who don’t like curry’s, eggplants and mushrooms I will be experimenting with all foods so I am sure in the coming weeks there will be a recipe or two which you will love…Please speak to me and let me know your favourite foods and I can come up with meatless recipes based around those foods…

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/02/01/meatless-monday-week-4-thai-red-curry-with-mushrooms-and-purple-eggplants/

Tuesday: Homemade Protein ShakesRaspberry and Beetroot…

Raspberries and beetroot are two of my favourite foods and combinations although beetroot and oranges go well together as well…As you know I try really hard unless it is impossible to get the ingredients or make something easily at home to replicate a healthier version in my own kitchen…Protein shakes are something which is so easy to make at home from fruits and vegetables that are in season…over the next few weeks, I will be sharing other combinations of protein shakes…

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/02/02/homemade-raspberry-and-beetroot-protein-shake/

Wednesday: The Culinary Alphabet with a little twistFood terms ending in the letter U( tirasamU)…

This series is so much fun to research as I have discovered so many new foods and foods which also have so many different names depending on where in the world you live…fascinating…I am sad though that the series is coming to an end soon only 2 maybe 3 more posts if I can stretch the last 5 letters out…

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/02/03/the-culinary-alphabet-with-a-little-twistfood-terms-ending-in-the-letter-u/

Thursday: Homemade Protein Shakes…Hot chocolate …

A hot Chocolate Protein Drink especially for those of you who live in colder climes…xx

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/02/04/homemade-protein-shakes-hot-chocolate/

Smorgasbord Health Column – Turning Back the Clock 2021 -Anti-Aging and The Hormone Factor by Sally Cronin.

I think many of us wish we could stop Father Time and turn back the clock… have fewer pounds and inches, lines and maybe health problems associated with our advancing years…well you can if you head over to Sally’s and have a read…No magic bullet and results in 5 days it takes time and commitment on your part but it is proven to have results  …

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2021/02/04/smorgasbord-health-column-turning-back-the-clock-2021-anti-aging-and-the-hormone-factor-by-sally-cronin/

Fruity Friday’s…Nutmeg and Mace…

Nutmeg is normally an autumnal and winter spice which is often used in autumn and winter desserts, soups, hot beverages it also pairs well with cheese and cream-based recipes…my abiding memory is rice pudding and that lovely brown skin which formed by my mother grating nutmeg over the top before baking the pudding we used to argue over it…Mace… although both spices come from the same tree, nutmeg and mace do differ from each other. The mace is the outer coating of the nutmeg seed, this is removed first and ground into a red-coloured spice, while the nutmeg pit or seed can either be kept whole or ground up.

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/02/05/fruity-fridays-nutmeg-and-mace/

Saturday Snippets: 6th February 2021…

My muse is coming back…part of the reason methinks or I know is just because it was January the time after the festive season the time when our annual visa is due and we have to generally say how high when faced with differing hoops…but the passport is now stamped for another year in Paradise although after January the lily has lost some more of its gilding…

Saturday Snippets, however, is back on track…xx

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/02/06/saturday-snippets-6th-february-2020/

Well, that’s it for today…Thank you so much for dropping by…I hope you have enjoyed the read…if you have please head over and leave a comment it makes my day to hear from you …Love Carol xx

 

 

CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…17th January-23rd January 2021…Recipes, Whimsy, Music and Lifestyle Changes…

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…It is a lovely sunny and still morning here…a tad warmer just by a whisper and I am contemplating my day while I sip my delicious and healthy Coconut Water…

Meatless Mondays …are going well and proving quite popular… I am enjoying my meatless meals and I wish to thank everyone who has sent me tips and recipes to try you are all awesome… I will also credit back to you once I have made them and my taste testers have given their verdict…

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/01/18/meatless-monday-week-2/

I am gradually getting back into my healthy eating after the excesses of the festive season coupled with quarantine and as it looks like it is not going to ease at the moment I have decided that rather than have a lot to lose… I’ll start now …it’s far easier to shift a few kilos than a lot…

One thing that has amazed me is the number of new names for eating plans…so many tarians…Please!

  • Pescatarians – people who do not eat meat, but eat fish.
  • Lacto-ovo-vegetarians – eat no meat, including seafood, but do eat dairy products and eggs.
  • Lacto-vegetarians – eat dairy products but avoid eggs.
  • Ovo-vegetarians – eat eggs but not dairy products

Why can’t we just say we eat a healthy varied diet? No fads and no avoiding of various food groups(unless) of course we have a diagnosed medical condition as to why we can’t eat a specific food item…Just sensible eating with some moderation applied to certain foods …I mean who wants to live on chocolate alone???…

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/01/19/eat-smart-eat-healthy-dinner/

 

Wednesday I was back over at Smorgasbord Magazine for my new column…Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen where I talk about how we can take tiny steps to make our kitchens a little greener coupled with a recipe…This week it was my favourite Sandwich Loaf Recipe which I am tweaking to make it healthier by adding stoneground Wholewheat Flour so far I added 200gms of wholewheat flour with no other changes to the recipe apart from the fact the taste has improved…Thank you to Sally for inviting me back and to everyone who has supported my new column you all rock xx

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2021/01/20/smorgasbord-food-column-carol-taylors-green-kitchen-homemade-bread-plastic-alternatives-grated-cheese/

Wednesday is also the day for my Culinary Alphabet with A twist and this week it was foods and culinary terms ENDING in the letter S

The letter S…this letter is different in so much that you can add an S too so many words…Which meant I could choose words which had a plural or not…I have mixed and matched…all good fun!

It also meant that I could leave many for Pete and he didn’t disappoint I think S is the easiest to date…

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/01/20/the-culinary-alphabet-with-a-little-twistfood-terms-ending-in-the-letter-s-asparagus/

Thursday: Healthy Eating …Snacking is it good for you?

Snacking can be an important part of your diet if you stick to a few simple rules…It is healthy to snack if you have a long time between the next meal…sticking it out generally doesn’t work..you will either head for the biscuit tin or the fridge and have just one…?

It can also help stop you overeating at meal times because you are just soooo hungry…

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/01/21/healthy-eating-snacking-is-it-good-for-you/

Smorgasbord Health Column – Turning Back the Clock 2021 -Anti-Aging and the correct pH balance by Sally Cronin…

I think most of us would like to turn the clock back just a few years here Sally tells you how you can stop the march of time showing on your face and body by watching what you eat…

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2021/01/21/smorgasbord-health-column-turning-back-the-clock-2021-anti-aging-and-the-correct-ph-balance-by-sally-cronin/

Coconut Water is one of natures natural cleaners drunk regularly it can improve our health…it can help rid the body of accumulated irritants, waste products and toxins.

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/01/22/natural-cleansers-green-coconuts-water/

Saturday Snippets:

Dumplings and Joan and the Jetts with I love Rock n Roll…it woke the neighbours up…lol…Rabbie Burns, Haggis, neeps and Tatties…all this week’s whimsey …Enjoy!

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/01/23/saturday-snippets-23rd-january-2020/

Well, that’s it for today…I hope you have enjoyed the read…if you have please head over and leave a comment it makes my day to hear from you …Love Carol xx

CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…3rd January-9th January 2021…Recipes, Whimsy, Music and Lifestyle Changes…

 

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…It a sunny but rather brisk and bracing morning here…The tree and everything Christmas has been packed away until next year…The last of the red cabbage has been eaten…I do love that as a vegetable and I always vow to cook it more often as it keeps so well and then I don’t but sometimes I just want foods that are special to the time of year …

So many foods which I remember as a child that we only ate at Christmas and on special days during the year are available all year round and they are not special anymore…The same as Hot Cross buns I remember the trip to the bakers on Good Friday Morning and those warm Hot Cross buns…such a treat…

They will be available in the shops very soon if not already in the  UK…to me now they are just a bun with a cross on…Does anyone else feel like that ..that our traditions are becoming everyday occurrences and not special any more or is it just me???

I digress let’s look at last week and I am not even going to get started on what a week that was…

Normally I don’t partake in challenges or at least daily ones BUT  I thought everyone needs a holiday and although its a virtual one it is a holiday none the less…It is a 10-day challenge just an image no words(unless) your name is John Rieber..hehe…x

Sharon at the awesome Gum trees and Galaxies blog, just the title which I think is so cool just makes me want to pop in for a read nominated me to participate in the Travel picture challenge. I mean do I have travel pictures…haha… Gum trees and galaxies blogs about travel, adventure, books, life and stuff especially if your passion is all of those plus the environment it then makes this blog a must-read who knows what little gems you may find…

The challenge is about visual images so we need to post a favourite travel picture for 10 days without explanation and nominate someone else to participate.

If I nominate you and you don’t want to participate, please do not feel obliged, but if you do, please link back to me so that I can see your post, in these curtailed times vicarious travel is a lovely escape, I would love to see what you choose to post.

Tuesday: The 1st Tuesday of the New Year 2020…

A New Year is always exciting a time when our thoughts look to what lies ahead…I will be doing no recaps on last year this year as while there have been many positives invariably the negatives always sneak in…

I am making no resolutions just lifestyle changes which will be determined as and when…and subject to change as and when…there will be many changes and hurdles a bit of an obstacle course ahead of us this year not all pleasant or without challenges but there will also be those special moments those once in a lifetime moments of joy and hope…

I am not going to dwell on what I cannot hope to ever change I am going to focus on what I can change and where I can make a difference however small that difference is I think we are going to have to play it by ear to make sudden decisions be spontaneous…Dance in the rain…

My this year’s diary cover reminds me of that every day… My word this year is …Improv…xx

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/01/05/its-tuesday-the-1st-tuesday-of-the-new-year-2020/

Wednesday: The Culinary Alphabet with a little twist…P (soursoP)

I love this challenge set by Pete…It is fun and I am learning so much as I hope you are as well…How I am going to follow this Is anybody’s guess…Suggestions welcome…

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/01/06/the-culinary-alphabet-with-a-little-twistp-soursop/

Thursday was the day for Sally’s  Health Column a look at how we can get the New Year off to a Healthy Start…

I love Sally’s no-nonsense approach to dieting it is non-judgemental and factual…not a diet but a lifestyle change and if you lose weight that’s a bonus…after all the Christmas Cake I am (still) consuming..no one is helping me…it will also be a miracle but hey…who doesn’t love a miracle and a piece of Chrismas Cake…hehe…

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2021/01/06/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-health-column-getting-the-year-off-to-a-healthy-start-part-two-by-sally-cronin/

Friday: Time to make a Fish Pie…

Fish Pie is a traditional British Dish and has a long history…it can be said that it has similarities to shepherds pie of which meat is the main ingredient and topped with potatoes…A fish pie or fisherman pie which it is often named can contain most sorts of fish a white or cheese sauce you may add hardboiled eggs or leeks there are very many regional versions…Cornwall’s traditional version is known as a stargazy pie decorated with the heads and tails of pilchards protruding through the crust…Looking at the sky…

I was surprised though how many of my US cousins had not eaten or heard of a fish pie…although it is popularly made with pastry topping in Baltic countries and made with salmon which I adore…very nice they are…

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/01/08/its-friday-its-fish-pie/

Saturday Snippets:

One of my favourite posts of the week to write although I have been struggling of late with Saturday Snippets…

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/01/09/saturday-snippets-9th-january-2020/

Today is also my favourite rockers birthday…Rod Stewart is 76 today…

Happy Birthday…Sir Rod…

Well, that’s it for today…I hope you have enjoyed the read…if you have please head over and leave a comment it makes my day to hear from you …Love Carol xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…27th December-2nd January 2021…Recipes, Whimsy, Music and Lifestyle Changes…

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… Well, it’s over so let’s welcome 2021…on the face of it, not a good start (Covid) the UK has left the EU…America will soon have a new President…I mean what could possibly go wrong!

But …Always look on the bright side of Life…

if you want some respite from the repeats on TV and you want some reality whatever your time zone grab a coffee or a glass of wine, a sausage roll, mince pie, chocolate in my case Turkish Delight so take a pew, get comfy… have a read…X…

The first post out of the blocks was Tuesday’s…Let’s Cook!

In my kitchen, although we ate out for Christmas lunch there are were many leftovers…mainly cakes, puddings and chocolate which my waistline will tell you that I really shouldn’t eat any more, however…sigh…x

For a change, I  tackled for the first Peking Duck Pancakes...my first ever attempt at making the pancakes myself…so easy and such a lovely dough to work with…definitely a keeper this recipe…

 

Pears were also on the agenda…Hubby loves pears I like pears but have never really cooked with pears…Pears so far have been pickled and made into chutney both of which I would make again I always make half a recipe when I am testing just in case…for the recipes just click the link below ..xx

https://carolcooks2.com/2020/12/29/tuesday-lets-cook/

Wednesday and time for The Culinary Alphabet with a little twist…(yum som O)…

Yum Som O what a lovely word and an equally lovely refreshing pomelo salad…There are lots of delicious goodies for you…I left the easy ones for young Pete Springer like jalapeno, burrito, potato and I tackled the unusual and different …

I do eat sushi just not often and I am no expert and I am always happy when I am advised and learn something I didn’t know …on this occasion I bow to Dolly’s superior knowledge on fish eggs…Dear Carol, sorry to rain on your parade of scrumptious dishes and ingredients, but your photo of Tobiko rolls looks suspiciously like Ikura rolls (the ones usually served with a raw quail egg on top). Tobiko roe is much smaller: https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4082/4795487195_819e04e36a_b.jpg and sort of crunchy, rather than soft.

Thank you, Dolly xx

https://carolcooks2.com/2020/12/30/the-culinary-alphabet-with-a-little-twistyum-som-o/

As is the case every year I wonder where the time has gone…Here we are again…

New Year Eve 2020…

There are so many positives we can take away from 2020 and that is not meant to mean that we gloss over and forget the tragedies which have happened this last year but the words “always look on the bright side of life” spring to mind…

Thank you all for helping me through 2020 and keeping me positive with your kind comments and gifts…I do hope that however you are seeing in the New Year it is safely and that next year 2020 brings more positives into your lives…

https://carolcooks2.com/2020/12/31/new-year-eve-2020/

Sally from Smorgasbord Magazine also joined me on New Year’s Eve for a look through the rearview mirror…

Do pop over as it is a fun post and it will not only make you smile but laugh out loud…x

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2020/12/31/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-happy-new-years-eve-2020-in-the-rear-view-mirror-by-sally-cronin/

Here we are once again a New Year, a clean slate, time to make lifestyle changes, time to be kind, be mindful, to think of others so many reasons to celebrate…

New Years Day 2021…

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/01/01/new-years-day-2021/

Saturday Snippets the first Saturday Snippets of 2021…

A mixed bag as normal there is music…of course, Lord of the rings, Soups and soap…yes not soap operas but soap…To read more then please click the link below…x

https://carolcooks2.com/2021/01/02/saturday-snippets-2nd-january-2021/

That’s all for this weeks roundup…I hope you have enjoyed a safe Chrismas Season wherever you are…Those covid-19 numbers around the world are increasing…Please, please be very careful and stay safe…x

Thank you for dropping in today, I hope you have enjoyed reading this post, as always I look forward to your comments… you know I love to chat!…Love Carol xx