Smorgasbord Blogger and News Daily – Sunday 14th March 2021 – #Interview D.Wallace Peach, #Reading Robbie Cheadle, #RoundUp Carol Taylor

I am sharing a small selection of posts I have enjoyed and I hope you will head over to read in full.

Always lovely to put a voice to a name and face and you can do just that with the lovely Diana Peach being interviewed by Rebecca Budd on About Tea Toast & Trivia.. Diana shares her thoughts on creativity, all aspects of writing and the legacy we leave behind for future generations.. head over to enjoy.

Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia. Thank you for listening in. I am your host Rebecca Budd, and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you.

I am delighted and thrilled that my blogger friend and writer, D Wallace Peach, has joined me on Tea Toast & Trivia for a discussion about writing, connecting, and engaging within the world of writing and publishing. Diana is on my side of the world, just south of the Canadian Border. She lives in a log cabin, situated on a mountain, with her husband, two owls and a horde of bats. She has found a place of belonging, surrounded by evergreens in the lush, green wilderness of the Oregon rainforest.

Head over to listen to Diana talking about writing and publishing:Tea Toast and Trivia interview D. Wallace Peach

Robbie Cheadle with another post in her Growing Bookworms series hosted by Kaye Lynne Booth – this time a look at how video games and graphic novels that the younger generation might prefer to read, still require the skill of reading but also encourage other skills such as communication, research, and strategy planning.

Growing Bookworms – “Why must I read when the world is electronic and I prefer computer games to books?” 

Children need to learn to read and write. This is an undebatable fact. Well, it’s undebatable from a parents point of view, it is very debatable from a teenagers point of view. I have had a number of conversations with children, including my younger son, about the necessity of reading.

“Why do I need to read when I can watch a movie?”

“Why must I read when the world is electronic and I prefer computer games to books?”

The simple answer, is that despite our moving to a more visual and electronic platform, everything in our modern lives is still underpinned by the written word. It is merely it’s shape and form that has changed.

Every movie and most television shows are based on screenplays which are written by writers, or even groups of writers. Many movies and television series are adapted from books. If there were no books, our choices of visual media would be much more limited. Screenplays would be written, but without creativity and a knowledge of writing, a screenplay could not exist. In my experience, the range of creative writing and English literacy skills our children learn is far more expansive than what I learned at school. Their curriculum now includes visual literacy and film study as well as the traditional grammar, poetry, comprehension and creative writing I studied. These are changes that accommodate our changing times.

Head over to read this interesting post in full: Robbie Cheadle – Expanded reading opportunities for the young including computer games.

Carol Taylor with another packed week from Meatless Monday and a recipe for Mango curry..the culinary alphabet with a twist, homemade tahini, Fruity Friday and Saturday Snippets…take your appetite and head over.

Recipes, Whimsy, Music and Lifestyle Changes…

Welcome to this week’s edition of my weekly roundup of posts…Especially for you just in case you missed a few posts during this last week…we are now in March… the time just flies…I am seeing the first signs of spring in some hemispheres…lambs, snowdrops, daffodils please keep those images coming and the snow I have seen some pictures so those who are experiencing minus temps snuggle up and stay safe and warm…and for those who are experiencing high winds and lashing rain batten down the hatches and stay safe and warm…

Let’s go and see what goodies I had for you last week… snuggle up in your favourite corner with your favourite drink tea/coffee or hot chocolate although depending on where in the world you live it could be a glass of wine…Cheers!

Meatless Monday’s…although it can be any time of the week this week it was Mango Curry..not for everyone certainly not for my testers…lol…also as a dessert with coconut milk and sticky rice…delicious… 

Head over to enjoy the recipes and the rest of Carol’s posts from the week:
CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…7th March-13th March 2021…#Recipes, Whimsy, Music and Lifestyle Changes

New from tomorrow an opportunity to share news of an offer you have on your books. If you are an author in the cafe.. and you can check your entry here Cafe and Bookstore – email me ( with the book link on Amazon and the dates that it will be reduced with the price and I will include in the nearest Blogger Daily.


Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to read the posts in full  Thanks Sally.


45 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger and News Daily – Sunday 14th March 2021 – #Interview D.Wallace Peach, #Reading Robbie Cheadle, #RoundUp Carol Taylor

  1. Another great collection of great postings, Sally! I adore Robbie’s insight into teaching youngsters. She would also be a wonderful teacher. Let me head over to read, also Diane’s posting, and get new information about, for me most time new food creations from Thailand. Michael

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  2. I thoroughly enjoyed Diana’s interview. It’s always wonderful when you can hear the author’s voice and she shared golden advice. Robbie’s such a wonderful talent both with writing and baking and I love visiting Carol’s blog site. She shares scrumptious recipes!

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  3. I’m like the white rabbit at the moment …2 wonderful authors and me …Diane’s podcast is brilliant and most informative…Robbies I had already read and left a comment both amazing…Thank you for sharing my post, Sally Hugs xx

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  4. Pingback: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round up – 14th – 20th March 2021 – Tom Jones, Egg Boxes, Poetry, Stories, Reviews and Funnies | Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

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