Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up 26th April – 2nd May 2020 – Music, Hoisin Sauce, Humour, Books, Reviews, Health and Guests.

Welcome to the weekly round up with posts that you might have missed on Smorgasbord during the week.

I hope everyone is well, from the daily briefings there are some minor shifts in our restrictions in many of our countries and we are waiting with bated breath to see how the virus is going to react. Here in Ireland the lockdown has been extended for another two weeks but with over 70s being permitted to leave their homes to do essential shopping etc, and outside workers can go back… The plan is to phase in minor lifting of restrictions every two weeks based on any increase in cases. I think that is a good idea, rather than opening everything up for everyone immediately.

Today my plan is to get out in the sunshine in the garden with some music and a good book, and I might even dive into a cocktail…or two, after all you are only young once.

I hope that you enjoy your weekend too and thank you for taking the time to drop in here to check out the week.

My thanks as always to the regullar contributors to the blog William Price King, Carol Taylor and D.G. Kaye this week for bringing their special magic to the blog. And to you for your support.

The Music Column with William Price King – ABBA Part Two – The hits start rolling in.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Food Column – Carol Taylor – A – Z of Food – ‘H’ is for Honey, Hamburgers, Hummus, Herbs, Haggis and Hoisin Sauce

#Memoir – Life on the Ocean Wave – Part Four – 1942 – HMS Beverley – American shipmates and rough seas by Eric Coleman

Memoir #Waterford #Ireland 1930s – The Colour of Life – The Miser 1931 by Geoff Cronin

Letters from America 1985-1987 – Adventures in the USA – Corpus Christi, Beach Encounters and English Accent

#Thriller -Deep Cover by John L. DeBoer

This week marks the end of the war in Europe 75 years ago with VE Day on Friday May 8th. After six years finally the guns fell silent and hundreds of thousands of troops could return home to their families. For many however, including my father, the war would not end until 1946 in the Far East when he finally came home. I have chosen a Butterfly Cinquain

Butterfly Cinquain – The Day After


#History The Great Influenza Pandemic and Christmas 1919 by Joy Neal Kidney

mom and baby me

The Gift of a Wonderful Mother by Darlene Foster

#Thriller – The Reckoning Squad by S. Burke

#DystopianSciFi -Wasteland (Operation Galton Book 2) by Terry Tyler

#SciFi Innerscape Omnibus: Books 1 to 3 of the Innerscape trilogy by A.C. Flory

#Poetry Frank Prem, #Thriller Toni Pike, #Writers Harmony Kent

#Childrens Janice Spina, #Romance Teagan Riordain Geneviene, #Poetry Sue Vincent

#Poetry M.J. Mallon, #psychological thriller Jaye Marie, #Fantasy JP McLean

The Cruel Romance: A Novel of Love and War by Marina Osipova

Finding David by Stevie Turner

#Childrens Amanda on the Danube by Darlene Foster

Food Therapy – Watermelon – A quick way to hydrate


Laughter Lines hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin

Smorgasbord Laughter Lines – April 30th 2020 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally

Friday Night Special for Writers – Sources Anon.

Thank you so much for joining me this week and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. thanks Sally.

35 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up 26th April – 2nd May 2020 – Music, Hoisin Sauce, Humour, Books, Reviews, Health and Guests.

  1. I hope you enjoyed some sunshine in the garden. Your gradual lifting of the lockdown restrictions sounds sensible. I hope Boris is taking notes – he doesn’t really seem to have a plan yet.

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    • Thanks Mary I did and it was very relaxing.. I guess it is tougher with 55 million in England vs. 5 million. We are also far more rural and our largest cities don’t have anywhere the numbers that the UK does. We should be useful as a test case for Boris and others. Hopefully this slower approach will work as I know that many here, particularly over 70 who have been in total lockdown for six weeks are nervous about finally going out and about. xx

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      • We’re just back from our daily walk and the sun is still shining. Should be a lovely sunset. I can understand people being nervous about going out and about – I’m not quite ready for it yet.

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      • I am quite happy with my once a week shop with mask and gloves and will probably continue that schedule… They are not encouraging us to travel abroad for the rest of the year unless it is essential travel and I don’t think many will be hopping on planes for a while with possible blood tests, 4 hours at the airport, and 14 day quarantine coming back into the country….xxx

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  2. Well, here we still are with another week spent mostly at home. Thank goodness for all of the excellent content. Have a great week, my friend.

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  3. I commend Ireland for how they’re handling this virus, and think that sounds a good plan. I wish many more would follow. Hope you enjoyed your sun and drink(?s) Sal, and thanks for another fab week! ❤

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  4. Wonderful round-up, Sally! While I’m cutting way back on social media for a few weeks in order to focus on my writing, I look forward to your weekly round-ups and will still be passing them along. Because, of course … wait for it …YOU ROCK! 🙂 ❤

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  5. Reblogged this on The Write Stuff and commented:
    Lots of great stuff on Sally Cronin’s Weekly Round-Up Post, Folks. Do yourself a favor and check it out, then pass it along so others can, too. You don’t want to miss it, trust me. 😀 Thanks, and thanks to Sally, as always, for such an entertaining assortment of stories and videos. 🙂 ❤

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