Smorgasbord Round Up – Irish History 1930s, Marmalade, The Boss and Brilliant Writers

Welcome to the round up and hope that you are enjoying your weekend. As always around here it has been a busy week thank goodness.  Neither of us are good about sitting around doing nothing and that business about idle hands usually means they are reaching for chocolate.

The terrific window guys came around yesterday morning and did a great job in the inside finish you would hardly know they had been here except that we can now see out of the windows without a layer of fog in the middle. Brilliant job and if you live along the East Coast between Waterford and Dublin and need double glazing or a ram proof front door we can highly recommend SK Windows ( http://www.skwindows.ie )  In fact I will be posting a couple of articles on the subject of doors and windows in the next couple of weeks written by the boss Shane Kavanagh. I had no idea about all the different types of windows and doors and which are the best in relation to energy or security.  So wherever you live you might find useful if you are planning on getting some replacements.

We have started back in the garden now we are having a spell of dry weather.. I use the the Royal We… as David does the back-breaking work and I stand around mostly offering my expert opinion!  I do however help at times with the mind-numbing job of chopping up the smaller twigs to go in the garden recycling bin that we have… thank goodness for Status Quo!  This week we are going off to the garden centre to find the fillings for some large planters and that I am looking forward to. I love buying all the ingredients and putting them together in a riot of colour.

During the winter months I was getting very frustrated with the fact that I was unable to do my daily walk four or five days a week. So one of our downstairs room now has a new treadmill. Now there is no excuse. Come rain or shine I can get my walking in and David has fixed up a monitor so I can watch my old movies we have downloaded over the years and I am one happy bunny.  In fact after I have posted this I am off for a little South Pacific which will keep me entertained for the next couple of days. Since I sing along the doors and windows are firmly shut!

As always I must start the week’s round up of posts with a huge thank you to my regular contributors William Price King and Paul Andruss. They are amazing and I know from the comments that you think so too.  I delighted too that so many of you are enjoying my father-in-law’s memoirs each weekend. He would be very chuffed.

On with the posts you might have missed.

First a reminder of the author and blog promotions here on Smorgasbord. Always FREE and they just require some participation from you before, during and after.  I like to build an ongoing relationship with those I promote which is why I established the Cafe and Bookstore last year. Once you are on the shelves you can enjoy regular updates every few weeks. I do check the authors every three to four weeks but it does help me if you let me know if you have an offer, a new release or a great review.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/smorgasbord-free-author-and-blogger-promotion-2017/

William Price King meets Bruce Springsteen

The last in the current series on the life and music of The Boss, Bruce Springsteen and it brings us right up to the present day.  Beginning next week another legend – Shirley Bassey.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-bruce-springsteen-up-to-the-present-day/

Writer in Residence Extra – Paul Andruss

Paul  explores the origins of Marmalade and also the myths surrounding that apple that was so tempting!

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/07/writer-in-residence-extra-sea-sick-mary-and-what-men-want-by-paul-andruss/

The Colour of Life by Geoff Cronin

More stories from Waterford and Irish history from my father-in-law’s memoir. This week a frugal widow and devastating strikes and embargoes that ruin a thriving business.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/08/the-colour-of-life-the-price-of-a-habit-1937-by-geoff-cronin/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/the-colour-of-life-the-shop-part-one-1938-by-geoff-cronin/

Sally's Cafe and Bookstore

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore Book Reading and Interview

Adele Marie Park talks about her childhood and the magic of Selkies along with her debut novel Wisp.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-book-reading-and-interview-with-adele-marie-park/

D. Wallace Peach on her inspirations and her latest series of books all released within a few weeks of each other The Rose Shield

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/08/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-book-reading-and-interview-fantasy-author-d-wallace-peach/

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/04/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-on-the-shelves-poetry-the-hearts-journey-home-by-natalie-ducey/

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/03/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-update-shehanne-moore-john-nicholl-and-annette-rochelle-aben/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/07/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-author-update-d-wallace-peach-alyssa-drake-and-stevie-turner/

Smorgasbord Book Promotion – Air your Reviews

This promotion is open to all authors even if not in the bookstore and also to bloggers who review books and would like some additional exposure.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/04/smorgasbord-book-promotion-air-your-reviews-richard-ankers-linda-bethea-and-sarah-brentyn/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/smorgasbord-book-promotion-air-your-reviews-colleen-chesebro-m-c-v-egan-and-d-g-kaye/

Smorgasbord Daily Blogger

These are blog posts that I have read and enjoyed this week. Just a small selection as there is neither the time nor the space to feature every talented writer I visit. Please help me out by letting me have the link to your latest post.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/03/smorgasbord-blogger-daily-april-3rd-2017-john-w-howell-teagan-geneviene-suzie-speaks-jay-dee-and-marcia-meara/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/04/smorgasbord-blogger-daily-april-4th-2017-marlena-smith-sue-vincent-granny-moon-and-charlotte-kane/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/smorgasbord-blogger-daily-5th-april-2017-robbie-cheadle-alk3r-madelyn-griffith-haynie-ned-hickson/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/smorgasbord-blogger-daily-6th-april-2017-sue-coletta-bloggersbash-alexis-rose-and-anne-stormont/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/07/smorgasbord-blogger-daily-7th-april-2017-the-tiny-potager-olga-nunez-miret-lucinda-clarke-and-jessica-norrie/

Smorgasbord Health 2017

Smorgasbord Health 2017

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/03/smorgasbord-health-2017-top-to-toe-the-digestive-system-liver-disease/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/07/smorgasbord-health-top-to-toe-the-digestive-system-candida-albicans-an-opportunistic-pathogen/

Personal Stuff

Short story – The Flying Officer

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/04/smorgasbord-short-stories-the-flying-officer-by-sally-cronin/

#Gratitude

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/thank-you-roland-phillips-dds-for-teaching-me-about-work-ethics/

Weekly Image and thoughts

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/07/smorgasbord-invitation-weekly-image-and-thoughts/

Time for some Laffs

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/03/the-afternoon-video-if-at-first-you-dont-succeed-jump-and-keep-jumping/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/time-for-some-laffs-benefits-of-getting-older-courtesy-of-mrs-t-tina-frisco/

Thank you very much for your contribution to the week every time you have popped in, liked, commented and shared. It is most gratefully received. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Thanks Sally

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23 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Round Up – Irish History 1930s, Marmalade, The Boss and Brilliant Writers

  1. Pingback: Smorgasbord Round Up – Irish History 1930s, Marmalade, The Boss and Brilliant Writers | Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

  2. Sally, thank you for bringing us this stellar cast of writers. But my friend, you were the star, and in rare form today! From the idle hands/chocolate comment to the movie sing along. This was a delightful round up. Oh, the stuff about the windows and doors sounds like an interesting topic.
    Looking forward to it. Mega hugs.

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  3. One heck of a week at the Smorgasbord Sal! And it sounds like you and I could be window experts. Lord knows I’ve renovated enough homes with ‘foggy’ windows. Enjoy your old movies! 🙂 xoox

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