Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up – Music, Food, Travel, Legends, Books, Special Guests and Stories

Welcome to the weekly round up and some posts that you might have missed. It has been another glorious week here weather wise and I will admit to having put off some of the writing tasks that I set myself, in favour of being in the sun. You only live once….

It looks like a mostly sunny week again next week so I guess I will continue to be distracted.

This week saw the last in the Josh Groban series and William Price King will be taking his usual Summer break. He spends some time in the mountains with his family but is also wrapping up work on a new series of videos with his new accompanist.. I shared a taster a couple of weeks ago, and I am certain that you will enjoy the full length versions when available.

In the meantime I will be sharing a couple of previous series in a new time slot of just after midnight on Tuesday mornings. When William returns we have a new theme for you to enjoy as we introduce you to the top jazz instrumentalists. From accordion and banjo to the violin, fabulous artists who have evolved the style and backed the top names in the business. We hope you will enjoy learning more about this wonderful expression of music.

The Music Column with William Price King – Josh Groban up to date.

Writer in Residence – Paul Andruss #BookCovers – Persuasion.

This week Paul explores the increased sales that result from a perfectly executed book cover. One that engages, connects and perhaps titillates. What would Ms. Jane Austen say about her makeover??

The Cookery and Food Column with Carol Taylor

This week Carol elevates the delicious duck to new levels with some piquant sauces. Also an interesting way to preserve duck eggs…. really!!!

The Travel Column with D.G. Kaye.

And last but definitely not least, a warm welcome to author D.G. Kaye – Debby Gies, with the first post in the brand new Travel Column. To get you into the swing of things, Debby will post three articles on the popular vacation on the high seas. In the first post she looks at types of cruises, cabins and where the best place to sleep is in choppy seas. Plus some of her usual tips and strategies.

The Sunday Interview – Getting to know you with John W. Howell.

Posts from Your Archives – Travel – This week Sherri Matthews gives us a guided tour of Lake Garda in Italy with some stunning photographs.


Personal Stuff

Letters from America – short hair, hurricane Danny and trivia pursuit.

Odd jobs and characters…. behind the scenes of my various occupations that provided me characters and events for my short stories. This week hotel assistant manager and a whirlwind romance.

Sally’s Drive Time Playlist – Hot Chocolate and Judy Collins.

Sam, A Shaggy Dog Story – Chapter Three – My First Real Friend

Chapter Four – Henry’s Story

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves

Author Update #reviews

Meet the Reviewers

Cathy Ryan

Smorgasbord Health Column -Nutrients the body needs – Vitamin K1 and K2

Research is identifying that Vitamin K2 deficiency could be contributing to higher rates of dementia, prostate cancer and kidney disease.

Ancient healing therapies – Tai Chi.

Great for posture and for strengthening the core whilst losing the stress.

Organs of the body – The Kidneys – function and structure

Kidney - macroscopic blood vessels

Humour and afternoon videos

Thank you so much for dropping in this week and being so supportive here and on social media.. I am very grateful. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and the coming week.. thanks Sally.


25 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up – Music, Food, Travel, Legends, Books, Special Guests and Stories

  1. Sally, your Smorgasbord Blog Magazine is extraordinary. Turning its pages this morning was a joyous adventure. From listening to Josh Groban and Kelly Clarkson, to reading about book covers and a new recipe, to glimpsing past travels and young dreams, to meeting Sam and Henry – oh my, what a delight. Thank you for sharing your loves and interests, thank you for supporting writers, and in this issue, thank you for spotlighting John Howell. He is a gifted writer and an amazing human being, he’s someone who has taught me a lot about the goodness of life.

    May your day be filled with life’s wonders, Sally. Because of your Weekly Round-Up, I’ll be humming Send in the Clowns. 🙂 ♥

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  2. What a week…an amazing roundup and some lovely tales from you, Sally…Sam brought back memories of my Sam a joyous read…Thank you..Hugs xxx Oh and a big welcome to Debs xxx

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  4. Wow, this is quite a roundup of some wonderful posts. I loved the videos of animals and loved, loved, loved Josh Groban and Kelly Clarkson singing All I Ask of You from The Phantom of the Opera. I am still behind in viewing all your posts but I am working my way back to you, Sal. LOL! I will peruse a few of these posts and then head to bed. Hugs xx

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