Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Tuesday December 3rd 2019 – #Poetry Robbie Cheadle and Frank Prem, #History Darlene Foster, #Chaiandchat Ritu Bhathal

The first post today is from Robbie Cheadle and another of her popular Poetry Readathons and her guest is Frank Prem talking about a fascinating initiative.

Poetry readathon

Frank Prem is an Australian poet who has three lovely poetry books available. His books are fairly unique as they all comprise a story told through the forum of poems which are all linked by a common thread and carefully composed to contribute to the definitive book form structure.

Over to Frank

Hello Robbie, and readers. Thanks for me having me as a small adjunct to your marvellous Poetry Readathon.

In thinking about what poem to select that readers might be interested in hearing a little bit about I was drawn to my current obsession, which involves using World War 1 photographs drawn from the Western Front, generally, and particularly the Somme Battlefield. I was struck by a couple of thoughts that I thought might be worth elaborating a little.

Head over to read more about the World War 1 initiative: Robbie Cheadle’s Poetryreadthon -Frank Prem

Robbie and Michael Cheadle, Buy :Amazon US Robbie on : Goodreads – blog: Robbie’s Inspiration


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The next post is from author Darlene Foster who discovered new information about her great grandparents and their arrival in America from an old photograph.. a wonderful post.. and helpful to anyone looking for relatives who emigrated to America.

When your Ship Comes In..

During my recent trip to Canada, I stopped in to see my Great Aunt Meta and Great Uncle Lex at their new apartment in an assisted living complex. Aunt Meta is the last of my maternal grandfather´s siblings. They are both doing remarkably well considering they are in their mid-90s. As I was about to leave after an enjoyable visit, I noticed a black and white picture of a large ship hanging on the wall beside the door. I leaned closer for a better look and saw it was a German ship called The Kronprinzessin Cecilie. Uncle Lex said, “You know what ship that is, don’t you?” Then it hit me, it was the ship that brought my great grandparents over to North America in 1911. I was so excited, I had to take a picture of it.

Head over to enjoy the rest of this wonderful post: When you ship comes in by Darlene Foster

Darlene Foster, Buy: Amazon US – Website/BlogDarlene Foster WordPress Goodreads: Goodreads

Please visit Amazon or Darlene’s blog to view all her books.


Poet Ritu Bhathal invites us around for one of her regular Chai and a Chats and catches us up on November…

Happy Monday to you all! And it’s the first Monday of December. Seriously, where has the year gone? Right, you got your drink? I’ve got mine!

If we were sipping chai together I’d start by telling you that illness appears to have left the building… well, for now, anyway. Though Hubby Dearest was complaining of another sore throat last night… *Go away evil bugs!!!* And the kids at school appear to be a lot more hardy too this week. There were a couple off, but not the hoard we had last week. Good thing too, as we have to start the Nativity rehearsals!

If we were sipping chai together I’d tell you that I do love the lead up to Christmas in school. The children have been practicing their play songs, and slowly, the parents are getting the costumes in. I just hope they are all in by today as we need them for rehearsals! I was busy on Friday, with one of my dear colleague friends, creating a Post Office for the children, removing the Superhero HQ that they have loved so far. Just hope they aren’t disappointed with the change! And I put a few decorations up ready for December too. The children will help us decorate the tree this week.

Head over and enjoy the rest of Ritu’s post: Chai and a Chat #61

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Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to enjoy these posts in full..thanks Sally.

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