Welcome to the weekly round up of posts you might have missed this week on Smorgasbord.
We arrived back from two weeks in the UK on Thursday in slightly rougher sees than we might have liked but you can expect this in November. My two sisters had been on the Ventura for a cruise down to Portugal and back and they certainly had much rougher seas than we did and in fact it made the papers when a passenger shared a video of the water exiting one of the swimming pools and flooding a lounge. Both my sisters are good sailors and very little seems to phase them… they thought it was a storm in a teacup!!!
Anyway, it has taken a couple of days to catch up online as I was off more than I was on during our time away. It gave me time to get some reading done and expect some reviews over the next couple of weeks. I also began plotting out the direction that the blog will take next year and how I can increase author and blogger promotions. There will be more reviews on a more regular basis and there will be a return of the Posts from Your Archives series for both new bloggers and those of you more established.
This week sees the start of the last major outside projects with the removal of the old broken down fence between us and our neighbour’s garden and a brand new post and concrete wall, making the garden fully child and dog safe for the next owners of the house.
A couple more inside jobs and then in the spring the house goes on the market and we shall be off further down the coast between Wexford and Waterford, two historic cities with a great deal of cultural appeal and great amenities.
Highlights of the coming week.
There will be the usual Cafe and Bookstore updates with recent reviews and several new books on the shelves. The Blogger Daily will resume and plenty of fun with afternoon videos and funnies.
Monday – The Travel Column by D.G. Kaye and this month Debby is taking us to the lovely not-so-well known little gem of a place, Puerto Peñasco, for a tropical escape in Mexico.
Tuesday – William Price King shares the life and music of jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman.
Wednesday – Carol Taylor and I join forces to share the mineral Manganese and some recipes to include regularly in your diet to ensure that you do not become deficient.
Thursday – our Italian food expert Silvia Todesco shares a wonderful almond dessert that would be perfect for Thanksgiving.
Friday – The Smorgasbord Christmas Book Fair kicks off with a selection of children’s books in the Cafe and the first of the guest posts. D.G. Kaye will be sharing her expertise in writing memoirs.
The Weekend – Another post from Mike Biles about Britain’s history and Allan Hudson joins me for the Sunday Author Interview. There will also be two more stories from my Flights of Fancy Collection.
Time for the review of this past week’s posts.
This week Mike Biles lifts the lid and reveals the truth about one of my favourite books and television series as a child..Lorna Doone…
My guest this week is multi-genre bestselling author P.C. Zick who shares the inspiration behind her popular Crandall Family Series and what we can look forward to later this year.
My review for the latest book by Frank Prem – The New Asylum
I have put together a pdf of the recent book marketing series so that you have all in one place. It is free and the content page and email is in the post.
It is remembrance Sunday and as it was Poet’s Choice this week on Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka challenge… I have written a double etheree ‘Young Soldiers’. I also wrote a Haiku for the header.
Two more stories from the Flights of Fancy collection and Free book offer.
A combination of language issues and an unhappy marriage offer a parrot the chance to put things right!
An old woman reflects on her life using the changing colours of her bedroom curtains to tell her story.
New Book on the Shelves
My go to recipe to bring as many nutrients together on one plate – Brown rice pilaf
Thank you very much for dropping in this week to like, comment and share.. I am so appreciative of the support. Thanks Sally