Not wanting to get stuck in a rut and coast into middle age, I decided to try at least fifty new things in 12 months – it was such good fun that I am going to keep going and say Yes to more new experiences !

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Some really good things happened in 2016

I saw this post from Matt Strange on Facebook and had to repeat it here to remind everybody that some really excellent things happened this year

 There's an Ebola Vaccine now
Child Mortality - Down across the globe
+9% survival rate in pacreatic cancer sufferers
Gene responsible for ALS found
Volunteers in India planted 50 Million trees in 24 hours
Suicide rates down globally
The Ozone layer is repairing itself
The Rabbinical assembly issued a resolution affirming the rights of trans and non conforming individuals
Wild tigers numbers up FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 100 YEARS
Giant Pandas - No longer endangered
A solar powered plane did a world trip
Global Malaria down by 60%
Measels ERADICATED from the Americas
93% of the world's children learned to read and write - the highest percentage IN HUMAN HISTORY
China plans to be completely renewable by 2020 and has a global plan for by 2050
Huge global push in renewable energy
Norway committed 0 deforestation
Manatees - No longer endangered
Wild Wolves - Back in Europe
Wild Salmon spawning in the Connecticut river for the first time since the American revolution
Columbian white tailed deer - no longer endangered
Sea World no longer breeding captive killer whales
Global aid - up by 7%
Americas most generous year EVER in charity and aid
China's most generous year EVER in charity and aid at $15 Billion

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Yes, some famous people you liked died, and you know what - more of them are gonna go too but take some time to look at the good and beauty in this world, good stuff is happening, learn it, support it, be part of it.

Monday, 26 December 2016

Weird & Wonderful Crisp Flavours!

This year there seems to be a competition to see who can bring out the strangest flavoured crisp or snack! These are sweet potato crisps with gingerbread flavour!

The trend started last year and I loved the prosecco crisps from Tesco's, they quickly disappeared off the shelves never to be seen again. M&S joined in this year with their Bucks Fizz crisps which had a very similar taste to them - wish I had bought 2 packets now.
I stumbled across these Limited Edition Irish Cream flavoured popcorn and I have yet to try out the Christmas Dinner crisps from the Co-op - apparently they include special sprout flavoured ones!