Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – Halloween Party, Harp in Jazz, Garlic and Book Gifts for a Daughter (everyone)

Welcome to the weekly round up of posts you might have missed.

It is unlikely that you missed the fact that it was Halloween….and certainly it was pretty horrific around here on Thursday with plenty of spooky goings-on.. Thanks to those who dressed up and participated and to everyone who dropped in and played along.

My husband cut off my head (from a photograph and created a costume for me..Like all supermodels there was a fair bit of air-brushing (well quite a bit actually) and I am afraid I am back to my original body shape again. It was fun whilst it lasted.

Here they are along with the fabulous guests in their fancy dress magnificence…

There is still some left overs, music to dance too and enough Bloody Mary frozen to keep us going until next Halloween….

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/10/31/smorgasbord-halloween-fancy-dress-party-with-fabulous-guests-ghosts-demons-and-stand-ins/

My thanks as always to the contributors to the blog who share their expertise, experience and effort to create amazing posts.

This week William Price King shares the life and career of Dorothy Ashby who was one of the few harpists to play jazz. Normally associated with classical music, this was not the only barrier that this talented musician broke through.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/10/30/the-music-column-with-william-price-king-jazz-instrumentalists-dorothy-ashby-harpist/

I am sharing some of the Cook from Scratch posts that Carol Taylor and I collaborated on last year. And since it was Halloween... it seemed appropriate to give you plenty of reasons to liberally consume onions and garlic…to keep the vampires and the doctor away

garlichttps://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/10/31/smorgasbord-health-column-cook-from-scratch-with-sally-and-carol-taylor-onions-and-garlics-keep-the-vampires-and-the-doctor-away/

At this time of year, as we start to think about gifts for Christmas, we turn to books. But picking the right book for the person you are buying for is an art. Jessica Norrie shares the books that she has gifted her daughter….

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/11/03/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-literary-column-books-gifts-to-my-daughter-with-love-by-jessica-norrie/

Joy Lennick shares the fun and games of entertaining a small house guest…

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/11/02/smorgasbord-guest-writer-the-house-guest-by-joy-lennick-siamese/

Personal posts

Musicians have voiced their protest for governments, wars, inequality for centuries, sometimes camouflaged with pretty words and secret codes that were only recognised by those within an inner circle.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/smorgasbord-music-column-protest-songs-from-the-last-150-years-and-still-coming/

Meet Queenie who finds new purpose in her life following the death of her husband.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/11/03/smorgasbord-short-stories-whats-in-a-name-queenie-coming-to-life-againby-sally-cronin/

Meet Rosemary – The First Date

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/11/04/smorgasbord-short-stories-whats-in-a-name-rosemary-the-first-date-by-sally-cronin/

Colleen Chesebro #Poetry Challenge -#Tanka

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/smorgasbord-poetry-tanka-for-colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-108-afraid-grave-synonymsonly-2/

Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/10/30/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-book-on-the-shelves-legacy-legacy-project-renova-book-four-by-terry-tyler/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-book-on-the-shelves-call-of-the-druids-the-priestess-chronicles-volume-1-by-fiona-tarr/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/11/04/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-new-on-the-shelves-poetry-open-a-new-door-by-kim-blades-and-robbie-cheadle/

Cafe and Bookstore – Update

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/10/29/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-author-update-reviews-mary-smith-diana-j-febry-and-sally-cronin/

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/11/02/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-author-update-chuck-jackson-annette-rochelle-aben-and-d-wallace-peach/

The first of two posts on Arthritis. This week Rheumatoid arthritis that takes its toll on organs of the body.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/10/29/smorgasbord-health-column-a-z-of-common-conditions-arthritis-rheumatoid/

Jacqui Murray, One Spoiled Cat, Callum McLauhglin

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/10/29/smorgasbord-blogger-daily-monday-october-29th-2018-jacqui-murray-horror-one-spoiled-cat-pumpkin-bread-and-callum-mclaughlin-halloween-reading/

Alison Williams, Beetley Pete, D.G. Kaye..

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/10/30/smorgasbord-blogger-daily-tuesday-october-30th-2018-alison-williams-witches-beetley-pete-author-interview-and-d-g-kaye-rant/

C.S. Boyack, Lisa Burton, Robbie Cheadle, Annette Rochelle Aben, Sue Vincent with Dorinda Duclos

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/smorgasbord-blogger-daily-thursday-november-1st-2018-lisa-burton-with-robbie-cheadle-annette-rochelle-aben-spells-and-sue-vincent-with-dorinda-duclos/

Halloween Special with contributions from D.G. Kaye.. Debby Gies

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/10/30/smorgasbord-laughter-lines-halloween-special/

Guest comedian D.G. Kaye shares some funnies she has discovered recently.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/smorgasbord-laughter-lines-guest-comedian-d-g-kaye-debby-gies/

I hope you have enjoyed the recap and will join me again next week. I will be starting the Christmas promotional posts soon and news of a few more opportunities to party….Thanks for all your support.. Sally.

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18 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – Halloween Party, Harp in Jazz, Garlic and Book Gifts for a Daughter (everyone)

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