Welcome to my weekly roundup of posts I hope you have all had a productive week with lots of creative thoughts, no kitchen disasters and if you have please tell…haha
My week started with a look at my life through the years…Reliving memories I also got a bit maudlin but overall a good life …
You know the routine by now…Settle down in your favourite chair, grab a drink and enjoy!
You are the Author of your life…What did you do??? To find out about me…
Hopscotch and who made that elastic band thingy?? Jacks? Stilts? Runouts?
No More Diets! Healthy Eating!...Have I been giving myself a talking to?? Oh Yes! Practice what you preach talking to…But you know what I feel better for it and have had a good week…Upped the walking and exercise knocked the sundowners on the head for now…I also worked out how much I would save …Yikes…Two months and I have funded a new laptop…
Any lost or misplaced kilos/lbs are a bonus…The papaya salsa is so tasty and my new favourite smoothie …Spoiler Alert! Tomatoes and Passionfruit…
It is now time to pop over to Sally’s for my Winter Warmers which this week for those of you experiencing bitter cold weather some hearty Stews and Casseroles.
Time for some music from Les Miserables…I dreamed a Dream…A beautiful song and lyrics…Waste Not! Want Not! Looks at the reality…Heartbreaking…
Last week in my kitchen Things got Hot and spicy…Sourdough ..Take 2…A bit slow…Yesterday I went out and bought some different flour …Let’s see what today brings…I am not giving up…
Some new fruit for me also came into its growing season… The lovely Tamarind… Not strictly true as thus far I had only eaten and used the dried one…That lovely sticky tamarind which works in so many different dishes…This is the young tamarind before it is dried isn’t it pretty…Lovely colours…Sort of unicornish colours…Don’t you think?
Every time I go to the market I discover something new, different…
Lastly, Sally with her no-nonsense look at health…In life, some have had many operations others like me…Just two..Tonsils and one other… I openly admit I was scared..petrified is a better choice of word…Why? I wanted to first wake up…Secondly have no complications…The statistics are scary…I could spend hours and write a War and Peace length post but the bottom line is we need to prepare our bods the best way we can to give ourselves a fighting chance…
If you were in the Brownies, Girl Guides, Scouts, Woodcraft folks…Be prepared was the motto…
To get the low down and how to prepare head over to Sally’s and she will lead the way…
Chinese New Year…Part 2…Fibre are we getting enough? Cigarette Butts, Golden Lily Oolong No. 12 …That’s it!
No more spoilers…You will have to wait and see…xxx
Enjoy your Sunday and thank you for reading …xx
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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.
The environment is also something I am passionate about and there will be more on this on my blog this year
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!
Carol is a contributor to the Phuket Island Writers Anthology: https://www.amazon.com/Phuket-Island-Writers-Anthology-Stories-ebook/dp/B00RU5IYNS
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Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all have a great week xx