Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Thursday 7th October 2021 – #Haunting Rebecca Budd, #Reviews Sandra Cox, #Interview Melanie Stewart with Sharon Marchisello, #Update and #Llamas Mary Smith, #OracleCards D.G. Kaye

A small selection of posts I have enjoyed over the last few days and I hope you will head over to read in full…thanks Sally.

In the first post, Rebecca Budd takes us to a restaurant  in Victoria, British Columbia where not only the staff are very attentive.

Ghostly Encounters by Rebecca Budd

In our travels to Victoria, British Columbia, the Bent Mast becomes our go-to place for there is always a warm welcome. Did you know that The Bent Mast, this House has ghostly encounters?

In my experience, I have found that unusual paranormal activities are best experienced before breakfast, in the morning light, rather than in the evening darkness. 

Head over to enjoy this tour of this haunted establishment: Ghostly Encounters by Rebecca Budd  

Whilst Sandra Cox mulls over the latest question posed for IWSG Day- she kindly shares her reviews for the month of September.. including one of Life is Like a Mosaic

The first Wednesday of every month is officially IWSG day. IWSG was formed by Ninja Captain Alex Cavanaugh. Members post about their doubts and fears, discuss struggles and triumphs, and offer words of encouragement to others who are struggling.

The awesome co-hosts for the October 6 posting of the IWSG are Jemima Pitt, J Lenni Dorner, Cathrina Constantine, Ronel Janse Van Vuuren, and Mary Aalgaard.

October 6 question-In your writing, where do you draw the line, with either topics or language? I’m going to have to mull this one over. Short answer, I’m a middle of the road writer when it comes to language and topics.

I’ll be interested in seeing how others answer this.

Reviews for September/October in no particular order. 

Head over to enjoy the reviews: Sandra Cox IWSG Wednesday- Reviews

The next post is an interview of Sharon Marchisello by Melanie Stewart of Leaving the Door Open, on the subject of Alzheimer’s disease which forms the basis of her murder mystery Going Home that I recently reviewed.

A Conversation with Sharon Marchisello

In early 2000, author Sharon Marchisello’s mother, Lolita, seemed to understand that something was different and once told her daughter “Losing your mind is a terrible thing.” She had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and the whole family was learning how to adjust to life with a loved one who was quickly changing.

Years later, with past conversations with Lolita still on her mind, Sharon was prompted to write a mystery thriller book titled Going Home. She wanted to explore what it would be like to question a witness (or suspect) with memory issues. 

Head over to enjoy the discussion and find out more about the background to the novel: Sharon Marchisello in conversation with Melanie Stewart.

The next post is from Mary Smith who updates us on her schedule for further treatment and the decisions that need to be made about her cancer…Mary also shares the joy of taking a llama for a walk.. not for the faint-hearted.. great photos.

I’m still dithering over what to decide about the chemotherapy treatment option.

I have had a meeting with the palliative care consultant which was helpful and reassuring in that chemotherapy and palliative care are not an either or scenario and if I decide to go ahead with the chemo, I can still be seen in palliative care for help managing any symptoms from either the disease or from the treatment. Knowing support is available in managing symptoms caused by the treatment is reassuring. 

Head over to catch up and to enjoy the great photographs: MarySmith’sPlace ~ Cancer update #41: Dithering over decisions and walking with llamas

The final post today is from Debby Gies...For thousands of years stones, bones and cards have been consulted to seek clarification and guidance.. Debby shares her reading of Oracle Cards and how it relates to her own life at the moment.


Native Spirit Oracle Card Reading with Debby Gies

And now for something completely different. Today I’m going to share a reading I did for myself a few days ago. I think many of you who visit here know my blog can be a bit eclectic, and sometimes random when not posting book reviews, writing tips, or rants in general. And I also know that many of you know I’m quite spiritual, tossed in with a little witchy and a little psychic, as you’d know from some of my other posts, like Sisters of the Fey articles I used to write for. But today, I wanted to share a reading I did for myself with my Oracle cards. Yup, I read cards and Runes too. Surprise!

Head over to discover what the cards revealed about Debby’s future: Native Spirit Oracle Card Reading with D.G. Kaye





23 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Thursday 7th October 2021 – #Haunting Rebecca Budd, #Reviews Sandra Cox, #Interview Melanie Stewart with Sharon Marchisello, #Update and #Llamas Mary Smith, #OracleCards D.G. Kaye

  1. Excellent blogger today Sal, and once again, thrilled to be part of. I enjoyed all posts, especially Melanie’s interview with Sharon And Rebecca’s haunted little tale. Hugs to all ❤

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