Welcome to this week’s round up of posts you might have missed. The weather is still a bit erratic but on our morning walks there are signs of spring. Daisies are appearing on the grassy parts of the park we walk in and there is a smell of garlic in the air. There is wild garlic growing abundantly along the paths and into the woods so apart from snakes, it looks like we don’t have vampires here either.
Now the weather is a little more stable it is time to pick up the house refurb again and we have 14 windows and a new back door on order for a few weeks time. We noticed this first winter here that despite having new insulation in the roof and attic we were still bleeding heat. The windows are the old metal doube glazing in most of the house so they will be replaced. Then there is the jungle outside.. We cleared a huge amount last year but already with a little sunshine and plenty of rain spring has sprung.. The birds and wildlife love it and having put birdseed out all winter we are delighted with the variety of birds who visit us. We want to make sure that we keep their habitat whilst bringing some sort of order to the garden.. bring me my rake and hoe and into battle we go!
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On with the week ….
William Price King meets some Legends
Part two of the Bruce Springsteen story and Bruce’s career begins to take off.
Writer in Residence Paul Andruss.
Paul is writing exclusive posts every three weeks for Smorgasbord but has kindly thrown open his archives for us so that we can enjoy some of his older posts on his blog for a second time. BTW.. I have been reading Thomas the Rhymer this week and really enjoying it..
Serialisation of the Colour of Life by Geoff Cronin – life in Waterford in the 1930s
Two more chapters from my father-in-law’s first book the Colour of Life and this week life before television and putting food on the table during tough times.
Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore Book Reading and Interview with Mary Smith.
Mary is my guest this weekend and has already received some great questions. Please read about her fascinating life in Afghanistan and Pakistan and her interesting work as a journalist.
Creative Artist Interview
This week poet, storyteller and blogger Kim Blades talks about her life and work.
Blogger Promotion – please leave a link to your most recent post in the comments section of any of the following posts.
Book Promotion – Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves
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Book Promotion – Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update
This promotion is for authors already on the bookshelves and whilst I do check every author every four to six weeks it does help if you let me know if you have news you would like to share.
Book Promotion – Collaborative Anthologies
This promotion is for anthologies with several collaborating authors.
A woman has had a tough week in the office and needs to talk through her problems with a friend on the drive home.
A trip down memory lane and gratitude for a very patient prickly pear farmer.
St. Patrick’s Day – Irish Weather – The Musical
A musical tribute to the ever changing face that is the weather here in Ireland.. bring your dancing shoes and brollies.
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