Welcome to this week’s round up of posts you may have missed on Smorgasbord.
I hope all of you are well, in some countries there does seem to be a decrease in the daily infection figures but this week saw those daily figures rising to over 500,000 a day. Here in Southern Ireland the return to a full lockdown for six weeks has seen the numbers drop from 1200 a day to just over 200 which has prompted the government to lift many of the restrictions on small businesses and restaurants, but pubs that don’t serve food will not be allowed to open. Obviously the hospitality trade has been severely hit, but the economic picture is more positive with increased online spending and restaurants converting to takeaway.
I have been using the time in isolation to finally get to grips with my WIPs… fingers crossed there will be another eBook short story collection out before Christmas, and in the spring I will be celebrating the 25 year anniversary of my weight loss and training to be a nutritional therapist. I have spent most of the year updating my first book Size Matters and writing an additional segment on the obesity epidemic and where in the life cycle we should be focusing our energies. It will also feature the programme that I designed for myself and also the clients I went on to work with, plus an easy to use nutritional guide at the back of the book.This one will be in print and eBook and I am excited to get this three year project completed in time for a milestone year personally.
In the meantime there are books to promote and if you are a regular visitor you will have noticed I have made a start on the Christmas Book Fairs with the intention of featuring everyone on the shelves of both Cafes before Christmas.
Every year I like to have a party and I think after the year we have had, I am going to dedicate the weekends from mid-December to some fun and frivolity.
This year the Christmas party is going to be held over two weekends (or more posts if enough guests respond) .. 12th/13th and 19th/20th of December. The theme is our pets, past and present, who usually love the activities at Christmas, especially the extra treats going around at the time.
Most of us have photographs of our dogs, cats and other cuddly members of the family.(A Christmas theme would be great but not essential).. but if you don’t have any photographs of your own pets, then you can borrow one for the occasion…there are plenty of funny images of pets at Christmas on the web that are free to use. Or you might find a friend or family member willing to lend you one for the party.
There will be food and drink of course and a video or two and I will make sure to add your details including bio, books or blog and social media. Those who don’t attend the party in person are very welcome to add their links in the comments.
Check out the link to find out more: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Christmas Party 2020 – Invite a pet (yours or one you have borrowed)
As always some amazing contributions this week.. and a special thank you to William Price King as we celebrate his six years of the Music Column with a repeat of the interview that began our friendship in 2014.. We also have some amazing food and recipes in Carol Taylor’s A-Z featuring the letter ‘W’ and some funnies courtesy of resident comedienne author D.G. Kaye, Debby Gies. This week author Daniel Kemp returned for his fortnightly Open Mic night with funnies to get the weekend started in style.
New Author on the Shelves
Thank you very much for all your support.. have a good weekend and week to follow.. Sally.