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Recycling and Climate Change…25th May 2020…and Covid-19…

Hello and welcome to this weeks edition of recycling and climate change news from around the world. Covid-19 is still dominating the news… many countries now are relaxing their quarantines and already some are seeing an increase in new cases I am guessing it is not over yet…But we soldier on…

But what about the climate how has the coronavirus slashed carbon emissions?

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Near-real-time data on carbon emissions reveal the sectors, countries and events that had the most impact, but it is unclear how long the dip will last.

I know I keep saying this but science fascinates me…Take this for example… Cyber spinach turns sunlight into sugar…There’s a new way to eat carbon dioxide. 

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This is the only spinach I know...Cyber spinach…How cool is that???…. Further down the line just think what possibilities could open up…

Well…I doubt whether I will ever get a ride in one of these unless my grandsons treat me for my 100th Birthday…Time to save up guys…haha

Air taxis…they are upcoming all over the world in big cities…They are electric all fuel and carbon singing and dancing pieces of equipment.

There are so many innovative schemes to turn waste and trash into something good and no you still need to practise restraint and eat nose to tail and compost when you can…

Lancaster, California will be home to a “greener than green” trash-to hydrogen production plant three times the size of any other green H2 facility. SGH2 says its process is the cleanest of all on the market while matching the price of the cheapest producers – and pulling tens of thousands of tons of garbage out of landfills.

How cool is that?

Bikes are big business in Asia and I know many bikers also in the UK including my two sons and grandsons… boys and their toys…I wonder what my bike mad boys will think of this…

Pre-ordering now!

Sorry ladies...Let’s find some pretties…

I think this lovely…Let’s do a big Awwwww

I hope you enjoyed this…x

With the weather forecast in many places set to be hot...How about making your own outdoor movie theatre…

You will need as the very basics some garden chairs and a portable projector…and a creative imagination…

  • A washing line or two poles
  • 1 large white sheet
  • Lanterns
  • Comfy cushions, blankets and warm throws
  • Outdoor fairy lights
  • A projector to view films
  • An extension cord to reach the nearest plug

To create your outdoor cinema, follow these steps…

To begin with, find the right spot in your garden. Whether you have raised decking or a spacious lawn, consider where you want to set up your outdoor cinema first. You’ll also need to make sure it’s close enough to the nearest plug. An alternative idea is to use a tent for a snug and cosy film screening. This is especially ideal if it’s cooler at night.

Next, hang a large white sheet over two poles or a washing line, or if it’s a tent, you can attach using some pegs. Ensure the sheet is large enough for the projection.

 Set up your portable projector to ensure everything is in working order, and check it will work against the white sheet.

 Now it’s time to decorate! If in the garden, hang some outdoor fairy lights or festoon lights just above your sheet to create ambience. You can also place decorative garden lanterns or battery-powered candles on the ground for added atmosphere.

Next, create your seating area using outdoor cushions, blankets and cosy throws. If you’re watching with children, they might want to add a few toys, too. Deck chairs and garden sun loungers also provide a comfortable spot to relax.

Finally, grab your favourite snacks and decide on a film. Then sit back and enjoy!

Or invest in one of these portable screens…

So come on get creative, have some fun, watch some great movies and send me some photos…

You could even repurpose an unused kids trampoline…

Imagine lounging on one of those watching a movie with fairy lights twinkling…

That’s all for today…I will leave you with these thoughts because there is light at the end of the tunnel we are just not sure when…

After the Covid-19 crisis will we get a greener world? I am sure this is a question many people are asking… the cleaner air, burgeoning urban wildlife, and our sudden, dramatic shift to a less carbon-intensive lifestyle reveals the scope of what we can achieve in just days. This is something to cling to as we navigate the twin storms of Covid-19 and climate. We know that the climate crisis will not wait for a more convenient time; we must deal with it and the pandemic crisis concurrently.

We are experiencing behavioural changes, some of which may be ingrained within us permanently…travel and consumption patterns have in the main become more responsible – they are helpful in reducing pollution, just as hand-washing helps in the pandemic. But what the expected 8% emissions reduction figure shows us is that individual action – driving your car less, attending a meeting via Zoom rather than taking a business flight – is not going to be enough.

Equally, it shows that moving to a no-growth economy is not the answer, as some have argued. Instead, systemic transformative action is required at international and state level to get the effective reductions in atmospheric carbon that will bring us to net zero.

My hope for the future is a cleaner world… I do want to see communities, and caring for your neighbour becoming the new norm…WORKING TOGETHER INSTEAD OF WORKING AGAINST EACH OTHER…Can we make this happen? Are we willing to make a stand? Personally, I would love to see lessons learnt ..realistically I have my doubts…

Thank you for reading be well and stay safe xxx

About Carol Taylor: Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all stay safe and healthy xx

 

 

 

 

Recycling and Climate Change…18th May 2020…and Covid-19…

Hello and welcome to this weeks edition of recycling and climate change news from around the world. Covid-19 is still dominating the news many countries now are relaxing their quarantines and already some are seeing an increase in new cases.

Thailand is not as yet but they were prepared as were the other countries in south-east Asia…Having dealt with Sars and other pandemics Asia is prepared…We don’t have a problem wearing masks and many do regardless of whether or not there is a pandemic.

We don’t protest we just accept that there will be quarantines and social isolation and get on with it…

Not so in most western countries people object…well it’s not being weak, scared or stupid or even controlled it’s me being considerate…The government is not controlling me…I am a contributing adult to society…I am wearing the mask not for me but for you…

Are you wearing one for me???

So what is going on in the world with regards to climate change and recycling are you still doing your bit???

I wrote about shark finning a while ago how sharks are caught and definned then dumped back into the sea still alive but with no capacity to be able to swim they just sink and drown…It is still big business…38,500 sharks look like this…and for what?

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It is barbaric and inhuman ...Sharks are at the top of the ecosystem … Sharks are very important to the ecosystem as they are good housekeepers they eat the sick and weak leaving the healthiest of marine species to breed and thrive. Some feed on carcasses of dead creatures lying on the sea bed just like we vacuum or sweep our floors they keep the sea bed clean…

Covid-19 has seen the increase in wildlife and Mumbai is an example of this…Where lockdowns have seen nature returning.

What a wonderful sight…

For whales, silence is golden…the lockdown has reduced ocean noise…

I think we should learn a lesson from what mother nature is telling us…

Nurdles are a new one on me…I have never ever heard of them…Have you?  They’re the pre-production building blocks for nearly all plastic goods, from soft drink bottles to oil pipelines. But as essential as they are for consumer products, nurdles that become lost during transit or manufacturing are also an environmental hazard.

Gosun offers products that use solar power …

Some of these inventions are just awesome…

These are also hard times for many if their jobs are furlonged it may be difficult to find enough food to feed their families…Milk is hard to store and the cows keep producing it…To save it going to waste and to help the milk industry…the Kroger grocery store chain has ramped-up its Dairy Rescue Program, one that takes donated excess raw milk normally sold to restaurants or hotels, which is now going to waste, and pays for the packaging and processing in order to provide a nutritious food source for communities in need.

The effort also helps support dairy farmers struggling to find enough demand for their supply—especially now that schools are closed.

I love how manufacturers and businesses are standing up and helping the less fortunate.

Wow..what an enterprising and caring young man…Jeffrey Wall just turned 15, yet he is the founder of Golden Age Karate, an outreach program he began last October to teach seniors at the Friendship Village nursing home in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio.

To me there is hope…what a lovely young man…

After the Covid-19 crisis will we get a greener world? I am sure this is a question many people are asking… the cleaner air, burgeoning urban wildlife, and our sudden, dramatic shift to a less carbon-intensive lifestyle reveals the scope of what we can achieve in just days. This is something to cling to as we navigate the twin storms of Covid-19 and climate. We know that the climate crisis will not wait for a more convenient time; we must deal with it and the pandemic crisis concurrently.

We are experiencing behavioural changes, some of which may be ingrained within us permanently…travel and consumption patterns have in the main become more responsible – they are helpful in reducing pollution, just as hand-washing helps in the pandemic. But what the expected 8% emissions reduction figure shows us is that individual action – driving your car less, attending a meeting via Zoom rather than taking a business flight – is not going to be enough.

Equally, it shows that moving to a no-growth economy is not the answer, as some have argued. Instead, systemic transformative action is required at international and state level to get the effective reductions in atmospheric carbon that will bring us to net zero.

My hope for the future is a cleaner world… I do want to see communities, and caring for your neighbour becoming the new norm…WORKING TOGETHER INSTEAD OF WORKING AGAINST EACH OTHER…Can we make this happen? Are we willing to make a stand? Personally, I would love to see lessons learnt ..realistically I have my doubts…

Thank you for reading be well and stay safe xxx

About Carol Taylor: Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all stay safe and healthy xx

 

 

Recycling and Climate Change…11th May 2020…and Covid-19…

We are now into our second week of a new month already nearly half a year gone…A few months of sadness and grief for many but for all of us unprecedented times and restrictions which many of us haven’t experienced in our lifetimes…Curfews, working from home, only going out when necessary… obviously different restrictions wherever you hail from…some more stringent than others…Not much has been relaxed here a few internal flights but I went out briefly today…shopping and nothing has been lifted in the shops…Everyone is wearing face masks and some full-face masks..screens are in place for cashiers…no buses just tuk-tuks with the hand cleanser bottles taped to either side…in fact, it seems more screens are in place even in the small coffee shops there are screens across the middle of the tables…

However, we still need to be vigilant and carrying on with our recycling and waste less in the home projects…anything we can…

 

It also gladdens my heart how people who can..do…They are sewing masks and doing shopping the community spirit seems to be holding fast around the world…

It’s not just 104-year olds who are doing their bit for the community…Who has a bored teen? and don’t they get bored quickly? This young lady found an outlet for her boredom.

How cool is that?

Meanwhile, we have all heard how the health of coral reefs is in decline…The good news is Florida scientists have just made history by becoming the first in the world to reproduce ridged cactus coral in human care.

Researchers from The Florida Aquarium are particularly excited about the discovery because it will one day be able to help conservationists restore “America’s Great Barrier Reef”—which is the third-largest reef in the world.

Florida Aquarium coral biologists noted that the larvae of the ridged cactus coral were the largest that they have ever seen and are working to document the entire process.

I am always being amazed by the inventiveness of some…I love mushrooms any which way…This young lady found a use for funghi…she grew’ her own canoe out of mushroom has proven that the fungus is much more than just a dinner ingredient.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fungus-answer-climate-change-student-who-grew-mushroom-canoe-says-n1185401

It seems like Covid-19 requirements for PPE(facemasks) go hand in hand with recycling ocean plastic…How cool is that?…

With face masks being in such high demand amongst the novel coronavirus outbreaks, one company has taken a more eco-friendly approach to supply the public with protective masks.

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) has partnered with sustainable sportswear company Rash’r to make face masks out of plastic pollution that has been salvaged from the ocean.

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/scuba-group-making-face-masks-from-recycled-ocean-plastic/?utm_campaign=newsletters&utm_medium=weekly_mailout&utm_sour

Trees...we all know how important trees are to our future…We also know that many people around the world have been laid off because of quarantine rules…However

the Pakistani government has found a way to provide jobs to their citizens while also reforesting the nation.

According to Reuters, Pakistan has created more than 63,000 jobs for unemployed day labourers by relaunching the nation’s ambitious 10 Billion Tree Tsunami campaign.

Even though we are in trying times and often very sad times there are lots of changes for the good and we are becoming more aware…I know I am… as to how quickly this world is repairing itself…

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My hope for the future is a cleaner world… I do want to see communities, and caring for your neighbour becoming the new norm…WORKING TOGETHER INSTEAD OF WORKING AGAINST EACH OTHER…

Thank you for reading be well and stay safe xxx

About Carol Taylor: Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all stay safe and healthy xx

Recycling and Climate Change…4th May 2020…and Covid-19…

A new month already nearly half a year gone…A few months of sadness and grief for many but for all of us unprecedented times and restrictions which many of us haven’t experienced in our lifetimes…

I am coping...worried about my family overseas I find it a struggle sometimes to write and even contemplated not writing/blogging last week and then I received a beautiful comment which made me cry…It cheered me on…Thank you…you know who you are…

I have spent more time in the kitchen...just because…my creative streak was waning as my waistline spread…I was eating all the pies…sigh…watching far too much Netflix…dreaming of a Cadburys CHOCOLATE BAR…says she who doesn’t eat chocolate…

Then the boxes of mangoes and bananas arrived at my gate…I shared some bananas with my neighbours who then gave me more mangoes…My son on his shopping trip told me about the queue for free food …someone was giving out free food, masks, handwash and checking temperatures…He said social distancing was being observed and everyone was masked up and waiting patiently…It puts it into perspective really doesn’t it?… I need to stop wallowing and count my blessings…Buck my ideas up…

Let’s have a look at the good things I can find…

Nature is showing us that we are only tenants in this world…That without us the animals will return…we need to learn big lessons from this in so many ways…I hope the people will remember, speak out and cast their votes wisely…

Food waste…I have always thought I have been a good model and wasted little ..I hold my hands up I could waste far less and be more frugal not mean just aware of more…

While I think many are being more frugal and mindful at home what about the bigger picture?

Food waste is increasing…What can we do?

Food Hubs could be the solution we are looking for…I think this is a brilliant idea which has taken off really quickly…In fact, it took only 11 days to survey farmers and pantries throughout the region about what they were facing, establish a plan to raise money to pay farmers to supply pantries and bring on partners.

Food Hubs have happened with GROUNDWORK…

What else can you do?

You can eat sustainably, cook sustainably, dine out sustainably…How to do that…You can take action by clicking this link…

Recycling…These are cool…I love the extension lead idea…The clutch bag so clever…

Lots of brilliant ideas!

Masks…most of us now are wearing a mask at some point when shopping or out walking …This N95 scarf filters the air around you and they are washable…

Also on the Good News Network...I found this…Air Pollution in Major World Cities Has Dropped By as Much as 60% During COVID Shutdowns, Says New Report. It also reports how the Earths Ozone layer is repairing itself…

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https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/air-pollution-in-world-cities-drops-by-60-percent/

Even though we are in trying times and often very sad times there are lots of changes for the good and we are becoming more aware…I know I am… as to how quickly this world is repairing itself…

My hope for the future is a cleaner world… I do want to see communities, and caring for your neighbour becoming the new norm…WORKING TOGETHER INSTEAD OF WORKING AGAINST EACH OTHER…

Thank you for reading be well and stay safe xxx

About Carol Taylor: Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all stay safe and healthy xx

 

 

CarolCooks2…weekly roundup 19th April-25th April 2020…

Good Morning and welcome it’s time for my weekly roundup of posts…Like everyone else, I am getting used to being cocooned in my home and garden with just the occasional quick trip out for essentials…

I won’t say I am cooking more but I am cooking more comfort food and wasting as little as possible…I am not thinking of creating exciting dishes and ways to cook as much I am just thinking of what I can cook if I run out of flour, eggs, pasta or other essentials so I suppose being more resourceful…Today or tomorrow I am going to substitute eggs for chia seeds and make brownies…

I am however going back to my normal way of eating as cooking all this comfort food has played havoc with my digestion…I am never sick and for two days I have been violently ill… I will add..like you really wanted to know…But I just knew it was the change in diet and overeating/drinking…so yesterday as I was feeling very fragile so fragile I didn’t even write my normal post…I just ate two small meals, lots of water and Oolong tea. and slept…Today the headache has gone and I feel normal…

great reads a weekly roundup lady with electronic reader

Roundup time...Grab your drink, settle down and lets read.!

Monday: Recycling and Climate Change…20th April 2020…

Another bit of mixed week on the recycling front..mainly because of this Covid-19 it seems to be creeping its way into every part of our lives…The concern I do have is that while people are rightly concerned about their health and families and friends, jobs and the economy…I do hope that there will be no sneaky under the carpet dealings while everyone’s thoughts are elsewhere.

I have two major concerns at the moment one is 5G and the other e-waste…Scott(Doc)kindly sent me some links on 5G…Thank you much appreciated. The e-waste I am busy researching.

https://carolcooks2.com/2020/04/20/recycling-and-climate-change20th-april-2020/

Tuesday: British National Tea Day…

There is something so British about a cup of tea…A celebration or a death on goes the kettle and out come the teacups…George Orwell had very strong views on a cup of tea from the tea itself to how it should be brewed…

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https://carolcooks2.com/2020/04/21/british-national-tea-day/

Whimsical Wednesday:

Which as you know could be anything…Last Wednesday was National Jelly Bean Day…Who doesn’t love Jelly Beans…? There are some awesome flavours…Tabasco Flavour, Chilli Mango, Marguerita and some beautiful fruity flavours…Cringe-worthy flavours like Earthworm, Earwax and vomit are for me a No-No! But I suppose for Halloween revellers they will be on someone’s list…

 

Some things in life just are…Cats Meow, cows moo and ducks quack…Thank goodness someone had some sense… I mean trying to get the ducks removed because the quacking was too loud…The ducks won!

https://carolcooks2.com/2020/04/22/whimsical-wednesday-with-carolcooks2-4/

Thursday: Great British Beef Week…23rd-30th April…

British Beef Week

There is nothing like seeing the cows grazing in the fields…This is not open for any discussion …The M-word is not negotiable on this blog…My father and grandfather were farmers…I also have never eaten veal and never will. Stroppy or what Carol…sigh…But I do love seeing a field of cows…or as is the case here the buffalos being walked and holding up all the traffic…

herding the cows home

https://carolcooks2.com/2020/04/23/great-british-beef-week-23rd-30th-april/

From Jelly Beans to Just Beans...Sally presents the lowdown on how to cook beans and the health benefits of eating beans there are also some recipes from Moi…Enjoy!

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2020/04/23/smorgasbord-health-column-food-therapy-12000-years-of-history-that-we-know-about-and-avoiding-the-wind-factor/

Friday: An Egg, Zero Carbs and No Sugar…

Like the banana, it also comes ready-packed…Eggs come in all guises here…not commonly soft boiled with bread fingers or scrambled unless you are eating in a hotel…But in ways, you may never ever have heard of…some of the ways are to keep the eggs fresh in the heat, other ways are the tradition, they also come in lots of pretty colours…My favourite little snack from a street stall are lovely little quails eggs served with fish sauce…

https://carolcooks2.com/2020/04/24/an-egg-zero-carbs-and-no-sugar-2/

Saturday: Views of COVID-19

I guest posted on this article of how Covid-19 effects our daily lives, sometimes it differs depending on where we are located…Thank you, Sue, for the opportunity to share life in Thailand it was enjoyable to read everyone else’s experience of life in these times ..

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Image by Alexandra_Koch from Pixabay

 Views of COVID-19 – Indonesia, Laos, Colombia, England and Thailand • Travel Tales of Life

Just before I go it is National Pretzel Day: 

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Image by mschiffm from Pixabay

If you have an Auntie Annie’s near you they are giving away 25,000 free pretzels to frontline workers. In addition to nominating a frontline worker to receive a pretzel-pick-me-up, fans can claim their own National Pretzel Day offer when they download the Pretzel Perks app.

Pretzel fans can nominate their friends and family members who are frontline employees beginning Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26 at AuntieAnnes.com/Nominate. Auntie Anne’s will randomly select 25,000* of these frontline workers to receive a free Original or Cinnamon Sugar pretzel offer, as a way to show appreciation to all those keeping us safe and healthy during this time.

That’s all for this week…I hope you have enjoyed this weekly roundup xx I invite your comments…Let’s chat!

About Carol Taylor: 

Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all are having a great weekend, stay safe and wash those hands xx

 

Recycling and Climate Change…20th April 2020…

Good Morning…I hope you are all well and for those of you who are not… I wish you a speedy recovery…We are now into April and I don’t see any signs of this going away any time soon…Do you?

Who thinks that this virus and the effects it has had on human lives and the environment will be the cause of some major changes within the manufacturing and food industries? Who thinks it will make governments reconsider where their priorities lie…? should they be focusing on which countries are their allies and whom they should be really looking at distancing themselves from…whose practices they should be questioning?

Like many of you, I suspect it has made you question much…It has also scared me…

There are also many theories from people who are not doctors, scientists or privy to what is really going on…

5 G….is causing COVID-19…

So what is 5g?  5G is a new generation of wireless technology which would replace the 4G that we are familiar with. It isn’t limited to just mobile telephone but also includes every kind of equipment that can be connected to the internet.

5G is safe, according to the international body in charge of setting limits on exposure to radiation, which has updated its advisory guidelines for the first time in more than 20 years.

The International Commission on Non‐Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), the Germany-based scientific body that assesses the health risks of radio broadcasts, called for new guidelines for millimetre-wave 5G, the most high-frequency version of the telecommunications standard.

Do I believe that? In all honesty, I do not know…I do not know enough about it…I do know that with many other inventions it has been some years before certain conditions can be attributed to an invention…From what knowledge I have most conditions if they are caused by a product are not contagious they are something an individual has developed.

How or why the school of thought believes that 5G is the cause baffles me…I do agree it may be the cause of some things but not everything…

Plastic isn’t straightforward to recycle. There are common varieties of plastic made from multiple layers of different esters, each one requiring different equipment or temperature to breakdown. And, there are a lot of plastic esters that could be recycled but aren’t because the market value for the recycled material is so low it can’t financially sustain the operation.

Utilizing an enzyme found within composted leaves, scientists are now breaking down plastic all the way into a recyclable form in a matter of hours.

Carbios, the French company responsible for the breakthrough, is already collaborating with Pepsi and L’Oréal to unleash industrial market-scale production of the new substance within five years.

The wildlife is getting braver…Now there are fewer humans about the animals are venturing into the cities…

Electronic waste is a hazardous and difficult form of garbage to manage. Though a lot of e-waste can be recycled responsibly, many e-waste processors choose instead to ship it overseas for junkyards in poorer nations to deal with.

What can be done…To me, it seems like there are small companies recycling e-waste but no major company’s or manufacturers who are disposing of e-waste correctly…

I know that all this is being put on the back burner at the moment but it is also a reality…

E-waste needs to be dealt with…

But where is recycling working?

Can you image no TRASH?

Last week I posted about Dame Vera Lynn and Katherine Jenkins and their single for the NHS ..I can’t believe she is 103 years of age…

A mixed bag today but I hope you have enjoyed the read and smiled sometimes because it is smiling and social isolating which will get us through this…X

My hope for the future is a cleaner world… I do want to see communities, and caring for your neighbour becoming the new norm…WORKING TOGETHER INSTEAD OF WORKING AGAINST EACH OTHER…

Thank you for reading be well and stay safe xxx

About Carol Taylor: Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all stay safe and healthy xx

Recycling and Climate Change…13th April 2020… A once in a lifetime view …

Mother Nature is ever powerful and can regenerate herself so much faster than maybe even the learned scientists knew…Will lessons be learnt…? I do hope so…Amongst all this tragedy we have to take some positives we have to believe that the world and its inhabitants can and will change for the better…Show nature the respect she deserves…

The future may be very different but not all bad maybe we needed this …I know mother Nature did…

For the residents of New Delhi...Views are unfolding before their very eyes…Stars are visible in the night sky…there are blue skies and best of all the beautiful, majestic  Dhauladar mountain range is now visible from residents balconies a sight never seen in many of their lifetimes…How wonderful is that?

Like many others, I pray that governments and manufacturers see the signs and take action…

A fun little app...it may keep the tweens amused and teach them about where they can make changes to help the planet at the same time. The My Little Plastic Footprint is an app which helps you reduce your plastic consumption by going on a plastic diet.

Discover the right alternatives

My Little Plastic Footprint focuses on plastic items found in the main areas of our daily lives. With every item you add to your diet, you will discover a sustainable alternative that you must achieve.

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Reduce your Plastic Mass Index (PMI) not BMI…

To calculate your plastic footprint, My Little Plastic Footprint have created the Plastic Mass Index (PMI). The PMI is a measure to calculate your contribution to plastic pollution. The closer your PMI is to zero, the less you contribute; the closer your PMI gets to 100, the more you contribute. By going on a plastic diet, you will reduce your PMI.

https://www.mylittleplasticfootprint.org/

As always I love and am in awe of some of the inventiveness of the human mind…Solar Pavements?

The solar pavement system can either be used to generate electricity for a residential household or power an electric car. According to Platio, a 20-square-metre Platio driveway system has the capacity to cover the yearly energy consumption of an average household.

Who loves seeing wildflowers thriving and growing? I do and not only are they so very pretty but it provides us with the opportunity to forage…To cook and sample greens and flowers which our forefathers used to eat…

The virus lockdown will almost certainly benefit wildflowers we will be seeing more of them and maybe we can impress on our councils and local governors to cut back on roadside cutting unless it is a hazard to drivers.

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Wild Chicory

Plantlife believes that less spring verge cutting, “a silver lining to the coronavirus crisis”, will benefit wildflowers and help tackle the climate emergency.

Research conducted by Plantlife suggests that municipal mowing has been among the first activities to be cut under the COVID-19 crisis due to staff shortages including sickness or self isolating, and to save money as budgets are squeezed.

https://plantlife.love-wildflowers.org.uk/roadvergecampaign/inspiring-stories

We all love our pets…

Now your beloved pet can have an Eco- Friendly bed…

Thank you, Tori, for sharing news from the Uk about some of the fantastic environmental projects…I loved the solar pavements what a great idea…Please pop over and say hello to Tori and if you need some more books to read to your kiddies during your cocooning then Victoria has written some awesome children’s books.

This is just like a fairy tale or a scene from Narnia…A Forest of Furniture is Growing in England…How awesome is that so magical…

To read the whole fascinating story…Click the link below…I just love this how one man had a dream…x

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/forest-furniture-england-midlands-tree-shaping-chairs-tables?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=15aaed342f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_04_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-15aaed342f-70666009&mc_cid=15aaed342f&mc_eid=bb5fb42314

Finally a beautiful gesture from Dame Vera Lynn and Katherine Jenkins…For the NHS…X

A mixed bag today but I hope you have enjoyed the read and smiled sometimes because it is smiling which will get us through this…X

My hope for the future is a cleaner world… I do want to see communities, and caring for your neighbour becoming the new norm…WORKING TOGETHER INSTEAD OF WORKING AGAINST EACH OTHER…

Thank you for reading be well and stay safe xxx

About Carol Taylor: Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all stay safe and healthy xx