Welcome to the round up of the week’s posts. It only seems a couple of days since I posted the last one! However, we have had a busy week with plenty going on off screen including the renovation of the front garden. All the tree stumps are now all dug up and David survived the process. I have been supervising…. and providing sustenance of course in a timely fashion. He has also dug over all the ground, removed smaller roots and raked it over.
Hopefully the lawn man who promised to come in a couple of weeks a month ago will appreciate that 75% of the job he quoted for is now done and he only has to lay the lawn.
We are also waiting on the guy to come and fix our electronic gate.. He said Wednesday but neglected to tell us which Wednesday. It is frustrating when people say that they will turn up and then do not bother. We have stayed in three times now in the last couple of weeks in anticipation and it is disappointing and frankly unprofessional. The papers are full of how business is not as good as it should be…. I wonder why!
Anyway.. sorry for the little rant! One thing I can never complain about, is the consistency and commitment by those who contribute to the blog each week with columns and to those of you who tune in regularly to like, comment and share. I really am very grateful.
Time to share the posts from the week that you might have missed…..
The Music Column with William Price King – Josh Groban Part Four.
More hits from this exceptional artist with some of his most recognisable hits that William has provided background to.
Paul Andruss – Writer in Residence.
No post from Paul this week but I always like to reblog from his own site as it is always interesting.. this week.. Nessie… the Loch Ness Monster has been the subject of many scientific studies.. but it is it a myth or a reality?
From the film ‘The Water Horse- Legend of the Deep’
The Cookery and Food Column with Carol Taylor – Thai curry pastes from scratch.
The Literary Column with Jessica Norrie – Blast Off! – Memorable first lines of books.
Getting to Know You Sunday Interview with Annette Rochelle Aben
Welcome to Getting to Know You where guests pick five questions that reveal a little more about their personality and background. This week my guest is Miss Personality as far as I am concerned. You don’t have to be in the same room with Annette Rochelle Aben to know that she is funny, compassionate, empathetic and generous. That all shines through in her blog posts, social media comments and radio podcasts. And as you will find out… it also shines bright as day in her interview.
Personal Stuff – Odd Jobs and Characters
I leave my job as housekeeper/cook of the boarding school and hop a train all the way to North Wales where I start a new position at a swanky hotel. Arriving late at night at this gothic mansion was not the best start to a new job I have had!
Letters from America – 100 degrees, Key Lime Pie and Adverts
Sam, A Shaggy Dog Story – Serialisation
Chapter One – In the Beginning
Chapter Two – My New Home.
A new story written as a guest post for Noelle Granger’s blog – Charlie the Junkyard Dog.
Charlie was a junkyard dog and had the scars to prove it. He was head of security of this fenced off mass of scrap metal, dotted with mounds of old tyres he called home, and he took his job very seriously. During the day, he was chained up next to the beat-up old trailer, where his human would shout loudly at other humans; sometimes throwing things at the thin metal walls. In bad weather Charlie would retreat into a rough scrap wood shelter; resting his bony body on a ragged old corn sack on the hard concrete floor as the water dripped in through the roof.
Poetry – Haiku
Sally’s Drive Time Playlist – 1974
Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves
Cafe and Bookstore Author Updates
Meet the Reviewers
Smorgasbord Health Column – The Summer Fruit Salad
The Candida Albicans Shopping List
Alternative Therapies – The Alexander Technique
Humour and Afternoon Videos