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Carol – Working her way through the Culinary Alphabet

Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having 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 love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits, and vegetables… Many I have never seen or cooked with before. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention 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.

I am also now very much into cutting down waste in the home and improving my families health by not eating processed foods and eating foods which are bought locally and food which I cook at home.

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…Then, I will be happy!

Carol is a contributor to the Phuket Island Writers Anthology

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Deborah – This is – Love doing “Life” Business

Starfish on sand raindrops

My name is Deborah and in my “spare” time I mainly have a Variety blog, under my own name, Deborah Hunter Kells but happily also keep up with Esme’s column for me here. You may expect many and various themes over time here and I often digress with what I am inspired by. Also, it may be what may be going on in my life or what I have discovered from others. I like to pass on information, I learn from others and contribute to other’s lives in many and various ways.

As my main Guest post photo lends itself to saying these are my topics (my culture is Variety after all!) –


Well, dear Reader, you have got to here – so love to make your acquaintance here on Esme’s lovely site.


You should be seeing his posts soon!