Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Thursday 27th July 2017 – Christy Birmingham, Tim Linthicum, Travelling Happens Here and The Book Mom.

Smorgasbord Blogger Daily

Welcome to a selection of the posts that I have read and enjoyed over the last couple of days. If you would like to share your post here.. just put the link into the comments or email me at

Fatigue for many men and women is a daily struggle and there are a number of factors that contribute to this debilitating and threat to the body. Christy Birmingham has written an article on the subject that offers some tips on overcoming the issue.

Tired of feeling tired? Being low in energy is the worst, everything feels like a huge chore, and it has you feeling like you want to climb into bed and just be left alone. It’s easy to put tiredness down to lack of sleep due to being so busy, but actually, there are lots of different things that could come into play. Here are just a few reasons you feel constantly drained.

You Don’t Exercise Enough

Exercise is tiring, and after a long day at work, chances are the last thing you feel like doing is hitting the gym. However, while a workout will tire you out, it will also boost your fitness, endurance and strength- and over time will actually make you feel more energized.

Read the rest of the reasons for chronic tiredness and the strategies to help:

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Tim Linthicum was born in Texas and his two youngest children both became black belts in Taekwondo at the age of 11, with his daughter becoming an International Champion at the age of 12. One night, as Tim watched his children spar against one another, the concept of the Playground Warriors was born. There’s a bit of innocence in the stories, as there should be. In Tim’s mind, this is how children would tackle a most terrible problem; war. Welcome to the world of Tim Linthicum, and the heroes known as The Playground Warriors.

Ian, Jackson and the other recruits aboard the Colorado Springs transport began to feel a bit more anxious as they sat in silence, awaiting their first official instructions from a representative of the New World Military. And, it didn’t take long to receive that first set of official instructions. Suddenly, a very serious little person in a flat brimmed hat flashed by the bus windows. He bounded up the stairs of the transport, turned and addressed the recruits. Quite loudly.

“Off my transport!” he screamed, banging a metal baton upon the steel wall of the transport. “Stand up, grab your gear and line up with your feet on the black line! Go! Go! Go! Go! What are you babies waiting for?!”

The gruff, angry little voice belonged to none other than twelve-year-old Drill Sergeant, Dwayne “Pinky” Perkins. It was rumored that Sergeant Perkins had earned the nickname Pinky, when he lost the smallest finger on his left hand, due to an unfortunate weapon malfunction during a training exercise.

Read the rest of this episode and also link to other adventures of The Playground Warriors:

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There are few people in the UK certainly who have not heard of the Loch Ness Monster. There are plenty of films, documentaries and theories to whet your appetite for your own Nessie hunting expedition.

Travelling Happens Here offers articles on various locations in the UK to visit and looks like a useful resource for visitors and residents looking for something different.

Loch Ness, home of an aged old tale that has fascinated nessie hunters and skeptics alike. So why not try something new and super, super cool. Become a monster hunter.

More specifically, Loch Ness and the legendary long-necked sea monster who goes under the nick-name Nessie. Experts say it’s easiest to spot her on a clear day when the water surface is smooth and calm.
Loch Ness is a large lake in the Scottish Highlands that may or may not be the home of a sea monster. Loch is the Gaelic word for lake, and Scotland has many, MANY freshwater lakes –31,460 to be exact.

Some of them are pretty massive. Like Loch Ness, which holds more water than all other lakes and rivers in England, Wales and Scotland combined. Loch Ness is 36 km long, 2,7 km wide and 226 meter at its deepest point – that’s just a little less than the height of the Eiffel Tower, people. It’s basically the perfect place for a sea monster.

See some great photos of Loch Ness and read the rest of the post:

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A terrific book review and general book and author orientated blog.. The Book Mom in this post explores the story of the scandalous Madame Bovary, published in 1857 by Gustave Flaubert.

Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) was a French writer and is most well-known for his novel, Madame Bovary, a story about a young provincial woman’s adulterous affairs. Upon its initial publication in serial form, many people declared the novel scandalous and the government charged Flaubert with immorality and obscenity. He was tried and acquitted, however, and Madame Bovary became a huge success. Today, the novel is considered a masterpiece.

Flaubert is regarded as the master of literary realism, the depiction of people in ordinary moments and in situations as they are, not as romanticized ideals. Flaubert was also a perfectionist and insisted on finding the exact word. He was known to toil for a week on just one page.

Read the rest of the post about Gustav Flaubert:

I hope that you have enjoyed the selection today and please let me know if you would like to share your most recent post here..


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My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. My previous jobs are only relevant in as much as they have gifted me with a wonderful filing cabinet of memories and experiences which are very useful when putting pen to paper. I move between non-fiction health books and posts and fairy stories, romance and humour. I love variety which is why I called my blog Smorgasbord Invitation and you will find a wide range of subjects. You can find the whole story here. Find out more at

24 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Thursday 27th July 2017 – Christy Birmingham, Tim Linthicum, Travelling Happens Here and The Book Mom.

  1. Fab posts today. Nice to meet some new bloggers and great to see Christy featured here today. I’ve got that Madame Bovary book on my Kindle for over a year now. One day I’ll get to it. 🙂 ❤

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