Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – 6th – 12th December 2020 – New Book, International Carols, Foods XYZ and a Christmas Party with pets.

Welcome to the round up of posts you might have missed this week on Smorgasbord.

What’s coming up in the next two weeks.

I cannot believe that it is the Winter Solstice and the shortest day in 9 days time. On the one hand there is a sense of relief that this year is nearly over… and a wary expectation that 2021 is going to be better.

Whilst I could sit and philosophise all day long… there are things to be done to make sure this year ends with a few projects completed so I can move on fresh in the New Year.

In the last week I scheduled all the Christmas Book Fairs so they would be finished in time for Christmas and they will go out daily until the 23rd of December. I have also scheduled an updated version of The Twelve Days of Christmas from the 14th December and the Christmas party this weekend and next.. and a few surprises along the way.

I have a few spaces left for reblogs and some book reviews I intend to post in time for readers to buy the books but the rest of the time I will be working on the blog and Cafe and Bookstore revamp, and the new columns going out in 2021.

William Price King will be here co-presenting The Breakfast Show every Tuesday, with hits from 1960 to 1985, special dates of note during the years we feature and a guest or two along the way.

D.G. Kaye will be continuing with her popular Relationship Column and keeping us motivated to improve our interactions with others.

Carol Taylor will be joining us every four weeks with a new column looking at how we can source, prepare, cook and recycle food in a sustainable way to help the environment.

For me personally it is a great week as my latest short story collection went live yesterday and you can find out more about it in my promotion post earlier today.


#Shortstories – Life is Like a Bowl of Cherries: Sometimes Bitter, Sometimes Sweet by Sally Cronin

The first of the Christmas Parties has gone out this morning and there is one tomorrow and two next weekend.

Guess who owns which pets… answers in the post

Invite a pet with guests – Ann Patras, Jemima Pett, John Howell, Jo Elizabeth Pinto and Darlene Foster

Aretha Franklin The 1970s

Carols from around the World – #Germany, #Greece and #France

-December 2020 – Say it with Greeting Cards – Treading Carefully with Words

– A – Z of Food -X,Y,Z for Xawaash Spice, Yams and Zabaglione.

Italian Spritz Cocktail made with Aperol

SPRITZ: the most popular Italian cocktail

Past Book Reviews 2019 – Vikings: Taken (The Great Heathen Army series Book 1 by Ceri Bladen

#Romance – Perfectly Imperfect by Jacquie Biggar

February 1986 – Birthday party and new car by Sally Cronin

#Cats Pamela S. Wight, #Bears Sue Wickstead, #Chocolate Robbie and Michael Cheadle,#Travel Darlene Foster #Horses Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

#Wizard Kevin Cooper, #Farm D.L. Finn, #Ghosts Emily-Jane Hills Orford

#PoetryCollections – Geoff Le Pard, Denise O’Hagan, Balroop Singh

Thriller Gwen M. Plano, Reviews -#Memoir Liesbet Collaert, #Poetry Frank Prem, #Shortstories Janice Spina

#ScienceFiction A.C. Flory, #Crime Jane Risdon, #Life Sally Cronin, #Fairies Colleen M. Chesebro

Fantasy Jean Lee, Reviews #Metaphysical Sue Vincent and Stuart France, #Fantasy D.Wallace Peach, #Contemporary Sian Turner

New Book #Memoir Patty Fletcher, Reviews #Historical Amy M. Reade, #Afghanistan Mary Smith, #Memoir Pete Springer

Christmas Archives – #ShortStory – The Snow Globe by D. Wallace Peach

Making a Gingerbread Chapel by Robbie and Michael Cheadle

#Christmas Holiday Wishes – My Christmas Wish by D.G. Kaye

Christmas Laughter Lines – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – December 8th 2020

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – December 10th 2020 -Quarantine Coffee and Wishes

December 11th 2020 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Tier 2 and Decorations.


Thank you very much for dropping in today and for all your support. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and I hope you will join me again next week.. thanks Sally.

54 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – 6th – 12th December 2020 – New Book, International Carols, Foods XYZ and a Christmas Party with pets.

  1. Sal, congrats again on your newest baby released out into the world. I’ll be digging in tonight! ❤ Thanks for the mention and looking forward to a brand new year here again. Thanks for another wonderful week of everything here again. ❤ ❤

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  2. Amazing breadth and depth of writers, information, and pure delight! Thank you, Sally, for all that you do. And a special Thank You for featuring my book. Big hugs!! 🤗

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  3. Reblogged this on The Write Stuff and commented:
    A most excellent weekly round-up over at Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord blog. Do stop by to see what’s been happening this week, and be SURE to watch the fun videos, especially the one with the dachshunds. As a dachshund lover (we’ve had three, in addition to all our cats), I thoroughly enjoyed that clip. And after you’ve gotten all caught up, please remember to share the post in all the good places so others can check things out, too. Thanks, and thanks to Sally for ROCKIN’ right along, as always! 🙂

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  4. Hi Sally, this is a super fun post. I loved the video with Toast (the dog) and how well it cared for the stray kitten. Having cared for stray kittens, that’s no small task. I enjoyed looking through your library, too. The authors are becoming familiar names to me.

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  5. Reblogged this on Marsha Ingrao – Always Write and commented:
    This may take you a while to scroll through, but be sure to catch the videos. They are hilarious. Sally promotes hobby bloggers with a variety of topics. She supports authors and encourages them and displays their work in her library. I see many of my reader’s books displayed on her virtual bookshelves.

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  6. Reblogged this on Retired? No one told me! and commented:
    Wow!…What week…Jam-packed with new releases including Sally’s ( Just) in time for Christmas, Chrismas Carol’s and culinary delights…even some funnies to make you smile …Something for everyone …Please head over to Sally’s have read and maybe do some armchair shopping…Bliss…Enjoy the read xxx

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  7. A great variety of writers and something for everyone. You run a very informative and entertaining blog, Sally. Thank you for sharing and being such a supportive person. I look forward to see what 2021 brings!

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