Welcome to the round up from sunny Ireland.. a bit cool but we are grateful for the dry spell as we are having 14 windows and a door replaced this weekend. The last major job on the house itself and then onwards to the jungle outside.
This week I am applying to renew my passport and it seems like only yesterday rather than ten years ago that I went to the embassy in Madrid the previous occasion. Things are very different now as this convenient face to face option to renew your British passport when living abroad has been done away with. Now you have to download a form, complete and send to the UK with photos and your old passport to renew. Apparently too many passports were being granted and presumably dodgy visas being approved. Since this is worldwide and the passports will be sent back by post and then returned by courier (at an extra charge) I can see just as many holes in this system as the last!
Anyway I went and had my up to date passport photos done yesterday having had my hair coloured and cut and I still look like I should have a number beneath the photo and WANTED above it! Thankfully it only gets seen two or three times a year by people I will never meet again.
Thank you as always to those who have contributed their work to the blog this week and I know you will enjoy William Price King’s part four of the Bruce Springsteen story and also the latest exclusive post from Paul Andruss on the development of language from our ancient utterings.
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William Price King meets some Legends
Bruce Springsteen’s music took a different direction after he moved to California and he received different reactions from his fans and the critics.
Writer in Residence
Paul explores the evolvement of language and examines some of the theories of how it spread across the continents.. Nomadic hordes or farmers?
The Colour of Life by Geoff Cronin
This week two stories from Waterford in the 1930s about the dramas involved with dealing damp matches and the burden of keeping up with the Jones when it was time to be host to The Station.
Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore Book Reading and Interview
The first book reading this week was from retired history teacher and motivational author John Fioravanti.
My second guest was children’s author Darlene Foster who is still answering questions if you would like to leave them in the comments section of the post.
Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore New on the Shelves
The promotion for authors who would like to be on the shelves of the bookstore and enjoy regular updates.
Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore Author Update
News from some of the authors in the Cafe and bookstore. New releases, great reviews and offers.
Smorgasbord Air your Reviews
The new series for authors and book reviewers to share their latest reviews.
Smorgasbord Blogger Daily
A small selection of blog posts that I have read and enjoyed this week.
We work our way through the digestive system looking at some of the organs along the route from the mouth to the end…..
Inspiring people who have given me the encouragement to do better. And this week my drama teacher at college who let me play a Spanish floosy!
Short Story – The Surprise
Trouble in paradise when a person assumes that they can do no wrong.
Thank you for dropping in and all your support this week. Thanks Sally