Category Archives: Monday Musings

Monday Musing’s 16th May 2022…

Welcome to Monday Musings where I share some things that have thrilled me, made me think or smile or even have a mini-rant although that didn’t happen often during the last week…May is in full swing now we are flying through the months…

This week is Mental Health Week and Clive has highlighted how important mental health is…please head over and have a read and if you are not already please be mindful…just a smile, a nod can make someone’s day its true what they say “Smile and the World Smiles Back”

https://cliveblogs.wordpress.com/2022/05/14/mental-health-awareness-week-2022/

I don’t about you but life seems to take over at times…not enough hours in the day…that is why I love a weekly roundup of blogs, and news it’s a time where I can “Take 5” and just relax and catch up…

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2022/05/15/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-weekly-round-up-9th-15th-may-2022-ella-fitzgerald-st-thomas-magnesium-short-stories-podcast-health-travel-books-reviews-health-and-humour/

I have long been an admirer of Cindy’s photography and I especially love plants and trees…this beautiful Joshua tree has been captured by Cindy in bloom...the story behind it is a fascinating one…in the past, they were pollinated by Giant Sloths It always amazes me how plants and animals coexist to survive…

Standing straight and proud against a desert background the blooms must have been magnificent to see…please head over to Cindy’s blog to see the blooms in all their glory…

The Eurovision Song Contest…

I still remember when Sandi Shaw won, Lulu, Brotherhood of Man, Bucks Fizz, Katrina and the Waves then it got political …It has been many years since I watched it or even showed any interest in it…I am pleased that Ukraine won it though and amazed that the Uk came second..wow that’s not happened for many a year…in case you missed it…(like me)

That’s all for today I hope you all have a glorious week…our rainy season is upon us the grass and my trees are definitely lapping it up…I love a good tropical storm… but I am hoping when I go to the UK I get some sun as I remember the cold biting rains there…and those I can do without…I have no shoes only flip flops…

Thank you for joining me today I look forward as always to your comments… tomorrow it’s chicken  ..chicken is so very versatile…one of my favourite proteins quick and easy to cook!

Monday Musings…9th May 2022…Hedgehogs and Stars…

Welcome to Monday Musings where I share some things that have thrilled me, made me think or smile or even have a mini-rant although doesn’t happen often during the last week…April has flown by and now we are at the beginning of May…wow…to be precise in the second week…

The Candle Tree (Chestnut)…my one-word prompt on Saturday was “Candle” I love writing these posts as I find so many connections to just “one -word“…of course, there are always so many that I don’t know or write about and “The Candle Tree” or the Chestnut or Conker tree was one of them… how many of you got a black eye from a conker or boiled their conkers in vinegar? but I didn’t know about the “candles” until Janet from Times and Tides of a Beach Writer mentioned it in the comments…One of the stories behind it is a lovely one as to how the candles were formed.

A lovely tale …the story I loved was about Hamm and Hermione and a star…which of course is fiction but a glorious tale…

Musically there were some dire songs about candles in the title/lyrics …ones I didn’t mention were that candles and the Beatles have a connection…Rock and Roll music “Candlestick Park” 1966 the Beatles plus there was an early connection to ‘ The Candle Burns” and “Peace of Mind” …The Jackson 5 also sang “16 Candles”…but the one Clive recommended by The Moody Blues was the one I choose to share with you. here..Thank you, Janet and Clive…

A song which is growing on me the more I listen to it… I am listening to it as I type…Thank you, Clive 🙂 x

This is what I love about Saturday Snippets It is a post which keeps on giving…

I used to work in an old building, a listed building, a beautiful building but with all the laws about accessibility for wheelchair users, it was a logistical nightmare…I came across this video and loved it… a perfect way that enables anyone to access any building…

Finally just a little mention but important…as in some climes the animals are waking up from their winter hibernations…hungry and looking for food and drink…

Please if you are feeding them read the guidelines and also before you see them as just pests check what they do for your garden as many animals like the hedgehog eat the critters who eat your greens …

If you see me “the hedgehog” in your garden, please feed me raw unsalted minced meat,…I also like cat pellets but not the fishy ones and water NOT milk…Milk gives me stomach problems but if you put it out I will drink it…please remember WATER only…

I am harmless to your garden so please don’t set traps or use insecticides because I feed on the insects that love to eat your greens I am nature’s deterrent…

Thank you for joining me today for Monday Musings which is a recap of anything I have seen the previous week that I have loved or learnt so keep your comments coming…xx

CarolCooks2 weekly roundup… 1st -7th May 2022-Monday Musings, Health, Food Review “Ramen Noodles” and Saturday Snippets where “Candle” is my prompt.

Welcome to my weekly roundup…The month of May …a spring month in the northern half of the world, and a fall month in the southern half. It is likely named after Maia, the goddess of growth. May’s birth flower is the lily of the valley. May is the fifth month in the Gregorian calendar and has 31 days…I love the Lily of the Valley I remember the corner of my mum’s garden where the Lily of the valley used to grow so pretty…May has many food months…National Asparagus, Egg, Salad, Salsa and Strawberry Month to name a few…all foods I love which means there will be some recipes…

Monday Musings…2nd May 2022…

CarolCooks2 in my kitchen… Chicken Pasanda…

CarolCooks2…A-Z World Cuisines…Part 14…Cyprus…Magarına Bulli is one of the national dishes of Cyprus…

Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen…May 2022 …Kitchen Hacks, How does your Garden Grow, Recipes, Pull-Apart Garlic Bread and how to use potato Peelings.

CarolCooks2…Food Reviews…Ramen Noodles…Should you be eating them?

Saturday Snippets…

 

Monday Musings…2nd May 2022…

Welcome to Monday Musings where I share some things that have thrilled me, made me think or smile or even have a mini-rant although doesn’t happen often during the last week…April has flown by and now we are at the beginning of May…wow…

This beautiful song was recommended by Darlene in response to my Saturday Snippets one-word prompt which was “Blue”…Sung by Blue Rodeo “Try”

Thank you, Darlene I loved this it’s now on my song list…

Sometimes inspiration and hope come from an unlikely source and when you least expect it…in so much as you didn’t know it was staring you in the face…Thank you, Pete and Rebecca x

https://teatoasttrivia.com/2022/04/16/season-4-episode-17-pete-springer-on-embracing-life-long-learning/

I have been out in the garden this morning repotting a couple of plants and picking some chillies and long peppers I have dried quite a few now and looking forward to using them in a recipe…they are quite a rare and a little-used pepper now…yesterday evening we had the last of our Chinese greens but they have served us really well we have had a few meals worth of greens from just 3 plants ..tomorrow I am going to plant some more seeds as we really like the Chinese Greens…they grow quickly and keep cropping if you pick as soon as the flowers appear…

Having done my early morning gardening I then came in to have my Oolong tea and check the blogs I follow…This one resonated with me and it is so true THAT like our gardens …kindness and smiles are cherished and remembered…

A smile, a wave, a wink or a nod: simple gestures that can actually have lasting ramifications. We have no idea how many people we touch in a single day, a single hour and yet touch them we do. And that’s where the seeds take root…to read the original post written by Pamela whose blog is Butterfly Sand please click this link…

It is a perfect post on how we can pay it forward and watch how it grows just like our seeds in the garden x

That’s all for Monday Musings this week thank you for joining me, I do as always look forward to your comments x

Monday Musings…25th April 2022…

Welcome to Monday Musings where I share some things that have thrilled me, made me think or smile or even have a mini-rant although doesn’t happen often during the last week…

This post contained everything that I love…I could listen to the beautiful voices of Bocelli and Sarah Brightman all day long…The Full Monty clip was a reminder that I needed to watch it again and Geronimo was an Apache Indian was he not..definitely not in this case it was a war cry of sorts and left me with a mental image…Thank you Sally for a wonderful post…Head over to listen to two beautiful voices and to have a chuckle or three…

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2022/04/16/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-memories-music-and-movies-1997-belgium-road-trip-dublin-andrea-bocelli-and-sarah-brightman-

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties COP26 to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Glasgow in the UK is now over.

At COP26, four communities suffered setbacks and they are scientists, indigenous peoples, women and future generations. Let’s see them one by one…to read the full post please click the highlighted link below…

https://sustain-blog.com/2022/04/07/four-disadvantaged-communities-from-cop26-scientists-indigenous-peoples-women-and-future-generations/

Earth Day was last week April 22nd to be precise…However, I think earth day should be every day we need to be really mindful of what we are leaving behind for our grandchildren. Clive wrote a beautiful post which echoed my sentiments and accompanied it with some very nice choices of music which brought the message to life…To read the original post please click the highlighted link below…

First seen on Clive’s blog, Take it Easy...Earth day should be every day in our minds and
hearts…
Fruit Trees…
Last but not least is the lovely Andrea who believes like me that everyone should have at
least one fruit tree in their garden or a hanging basket of strawberries…no bending which is
great…Please head over to Andreas by clicking the link below to see what she has grown in her
garden.
For hints on tips on how to grow strawberries at home..easily no back-breaking bending…
That’s all for my Monday Musings this week …see you tomorrow for another Chicken
Dish…Have a lovely productive Monday and as always I look forward to your
comments…x

Monday Musing’s…16th April 2022…Music, Writers Tips, Easter Menu’s from 100 years ago…

Welcome to Monday Musings…where I indulge my whimsy or share anything which has caught my eye during the last week there may also be a rant on occasion …lol

Whether you are a writer or a blogger it is always good to know where to get hints and tips or have them handy for future reference…I use Canva and the tips here are invaluable to me…Please head over to Debby’s sire and have a read they may be just what you are looking for…

https://dgkayewriter.com/2022/04/15/writers-tips-april-edition-book-blurbs-trailers-bookbub-canva-formatting-more/

This is my rant of the week…

I think we all know that obesity is a worldwide problem both for children and adults…it causes many medical conditions which with a proper diet wouldn’t exist…Doctors and dentists surgeries the hospitals could spend their time on curing and helping people with other chronic diseases NOT lifestyle diseases…or preventable diseases…but life-threatening diseases.

We now have a new kid on the block(for) me as it was flooding my social media…Gummie NOT the bears but supposedly health supplements in gummi form…Pleeease is it just me?

Nothing to back the claims up and unclear labels but a high sugar content, addictive ..you bet!

Why are these allowed and more to the point why do people believe the unestablished claims?

How times have changed but I could just imagine the scene of these Easter Festivities…Pretty ladies with their fans and beautiful flapper dresses…How did their Easter fare differ from ours today…Head over to Sheryl’s blog “a hundred years’ ago” to find out.

https://ahundredyearsago.com/2022/04/14/1922-easter-menus/

I love music and think everyone should have music in their lives…I’ll leave you with some tunes picked for you from Clive from “Take it Easy ” who has picked the best Easter tunes…

music notes

That’s all for Monday Musings today I hope those of you who celebrate Easter are all having a good Easter Monday…xxx