Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – Summer Jazz, Noodles, Great Books and Mamma Mia!

Welcome to this week’s round up of posts you might have missed. After 9 weeks of glorious sunshine we have had two days of rain and for once it was welcome. The reservoirs will be receiving a top up and although we will have a few partly sunny days next week, there will be more to come.

This week of course there was the blood moon and there were some interesting facts around this particular eclipse that made it all the more disappointing to have thick cloud cover and not to be able to see it. However, the photos online were stunning.

Esme our resident astral forecaster, is going to be talking about it on Thursday when she gives her views on the upcoming month’s events.

The highlight of the week for me has to be going to the movies and my review for Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again is under my personal stuff…. fantastic. Yesterday David and I went to see Mission Impossible: Fallout and that too was well worth going to see. Non-stop action and a danger of choking on your popcorn with some of the stunts. I will review next Saturday in full.

I am busy working on my next writing project having handed off Tales from the Irish Garden for some spit and polish. I will only be on social media from time to time although I have salted the blog with some of the usual posts and some humour.

Also now we have come to the end of Sam, A Shaggy Dog Story, I will be sharing Volume One of What’s in a Name? from next weekend. I hope you will enjoy.

As always a huge thank you for your continued support, it really is very much appreciated.

Here are the posts from the week and I hope you enjoy.

William Price King and the Music Column – Summer Jazz

William is on his usual summer break but we are sharing a previous series and this week part one of the Diana Krall story.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-music-column-william-price-king-summer-jazz-diana-krall-part-one/

The Food and Cookery Column with Carol Taylor

Carol Taylor outdid herself this week with some wonderful recipes that include noodles.. We tend to think of rice and Italian pasta to accompany our meals but noodles are wonderful and well worth exploring the various kinds available.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/25/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-food-and-cookery-column-with-carol-taylor-thai-noodles/

Posts from Your Archives – Travel

And Carol Taylor also shares some of her travel experiences around her home of Thailand.. this week Heaven or Hell?

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https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/26/smorgasbord-posts-from-your-archives-travel-thailand-wat-baan-waeng-or-heaven-and-hell-by-carol-taylor/

Getting to Know You – The Sunday Interview with award-winning children’s author Janice Spina.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/29/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-sunday-interview-getting-to-know-you-with-janice-spina/

Personal Stuff

Something to Think About – Wills and Probate

This week I saw a newspaper article which follows on from this previous post, regarding the opportunity for banks and solicitors to benefit from your will and from those of your loved ones, leaving you possibly out of pocket for thousands of pounds.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/25/smorgasbord-something-to-think-about-wills-and-probate-read-the-small-print/

Letters from America – Our first trip to New York

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/26/smorgasbord-letters-from-america-1985-1987-have-a-nice-day-in-the-big-apple-by-sally-cronin/

Odd Jobs and Characters – Some of the jobs I left out of the blog tour. – Funeral director’s receptionist.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/27/smorgasbord-odd-jobs-and-characters-funeral-directors-receptionist-by-sally-cronin/

Drive Time Playlist – Music to get the weekend started – 1980 – ABBA and Dr. Hook

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/27/sallys-drive-time-playlist-music-to-get-the-weekend-started-1980-divorce-whirlwind-romance-abba-and-dr-hook/

Film Review – Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/28/smorgasbord-film-reviews-mamma-mia-here-we-go-again-as-cheesy-as-you-like-but-brilliant/

The final part of Sam, A Shaggy Dog Story – Teeth Cleaning and Reflections on My Life.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/28/sam-a-shaggy-dog-story-chapter-fifteen-teeth-cleaning-and-reflections-on-my-life/

As Sam’s story has come to an end, here is a short story that I wrote for Annette Rochelle Aben and her family back in 2015 to celebrate Tales from the Garden being released.  The Time Capsule

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/29/smorgasbord-posts-from-my-archives-short-stories-fantasy-the-time-capsule-by-sally-cronin/

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/23/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-on-the-shelves-free-until-26th-july-the-desolate-garden-by-daniel-kemp/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-book-on-the-shelves-romance-sweetheart-cove-blue-haven-book-1-by-jacquie-biggar/

Author Update – Reviews – Three this week to catch up after the Summer Sale.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/23/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-author-update-reviews-diana-j-febry-mae-clair-and-linda-bradley/

Pure Trash Bette Stevens

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/25/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-author-update-reviews-kristina-stanley-bette-a-stevens-and-d-g-kaye/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/27/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-author-update-reviews-annette-rochelle-aben-janice-spina-n-a-granger-and-claire-fullerton/

Blogger Daily – a small selection of blog posts and book reviews I enjoyed during the week.

International Food and travel to Australia and Hong Kong.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/23/smorgasbord-blogger-daily-monday-23rd-july-2018-irene-arita-one-spoiled-cat-and-jill-dennison-international-food-and-travel/

History posts from Tony Riches, Sue Vincent and Brain Lageose.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/smorgasbord-blogger-daily-tuesday-24th-july-2018-history-tony-riches-sue-vincent-and-brian-lageose/

Christmas in July in South Africa, 8 Top adventures to experience in South Africa, and Fish and Chips in Australia.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/25/smorgasbord-blogger-daily-wednesday-25th-july-2018victoria-zigler-and-robbie-and-michael-cheadle-best-regards-from-far-and-rowena-of-beyond-the-flow/

Travel posts from Sri Lanka with the best experiences to be had and Iceland.. land of the Norsemen

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/26/smorgasbord-blogger-daily-thursday-26th-july-2018-sri-lanka-and-iceland-two-amazing-places-to-visit/

Health Column

Whilst our immune system is on high alert for dangers to our bodies, we need to meet it halfway at least and give it the right tools to do the job effectively. Eating a rubbish diet is not the way to go…nor is taking a handful of supplements!

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/23/smorgasbord-health-column-the-immune-system-your-role-in-protecting-the-body-from-a-virus/

However many ‘fad’ diets there are littering the Internet, you cannot get away from the fact that if you eat more than you expend in energy…. you put weight on.  I have compiled a fat accumulation table that demonstrates how little treats can add up over a year… and by halving the number you have can have a dramatic effect on your weight.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/26/smorgasbord-health-column-health-in-the-new-obesity-research-fat-accumulation-table-by-sally-cronin/

Some food hacks including Pineapple for bruises and dates and cheese to spice up your love life!

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/27/smorgasbord-health-column-pineapple-for-bruises-and-prunes-as-a-fat-substitute/

Humour and Afternoon Video

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/23/smorgasbord-afternoon-video-line-dancing-horse/

A re-run of some of the weird facts and statistics that almost seem unbelievable!!! But they might help you win that pub quiz.

  1. Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue twice as much as to any other color.
  2. If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/smorgasbord-laughter-lines-or-in-this-case-be-a-know-it-all-part-one/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/25/smorgasbord-afternoon-video-there-he-was-sitting-on-a-bench-minding-his-own-business/

Part two of the Know it All series….

  1. No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever won a Super bowl.
  2. The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League all-stars Game.
  3. What occurs more often in December than any other month? A. Conception.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/26/smorgasbord-laughter-lines-or-in-this-case-how-to-be-a-know-it-all-part-two/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/07/27/smorgasbord-afternoon-video-one-does-not-wish-to-be-touched-thank-you/

My thanks again for dropping in and for all your support.. see you again I hope.. thanks Sally

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33 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – Summer Jazz, Noodles, Great Books and Mamma Mia!

  1. Hi Sally, a lovely collection of posts. I think you missed out the link to Carol’s noodle post – I can’t seem to find it. Sorry if I am just being blonde.

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  2. Pingback: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – Summer Jazz, Noodles, Great Books and Mamma Mia! | Linda Bradley

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