About Me.



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 vegetables 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 am using have which may improve our health and well-being.

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!

As I move forward into 2018 there have been a few changes I am now growing my own Turkeys having had two past Christmases when I couldn’t buy one here. I also have another blog called Orienthailiving

It would be lovely to see you over there and if you sign up for my newsletter then you will get a free pdf on how to make your own Thai curry pastes.

Thank you for reading my about page if you have any questions at all then please ask I invite you to comment on my blogs… I just love to chat…

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Thank you for reading I hope to see you soon x