Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up – October 31st – November 6th 2021 – Birds, Chart Hits 1981, Memories, Book Reviews, Blogger Aces, Health and Funnies

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

Hope all is well with you in your part of the world. Here the cases continue to rise following up the lifting of most restrictions on October 22nd. To be honest having seen the scenes of party goers piling into nightclubs that night I am not surprised that the cases are now around the 4000 mark.. So far there are only murmurings of another lockdown and hopefully the death rate will not increase at the same rate. Masks it is for me and most sensible people in enclosed spaces.

We are now book eligible for booster vaccinations and it will be interesting to discover which part of the country they will send us to this time. But very glad to be receiving the extra protection. We have had flu jabs too and it does offer some additional confidence when out and about.

Other than that we have had a month of rain this week which is great for the new parts of the lawn that are growing well. Inside we had the chimney for the wood burner swept.. fascinating machine like a giant vacuum cleaner that rotated in the chimney and not a speck of ash to be found in the dining room.. brilliant.

The weather has been much colder and the birds are certainly ready for their breakfast every morning.. and woe betide if I am a few minutes late.

On the menu is a mix I make up including wild bird seed, peanuts, sunflower hearts, meal worms and energy nuggets with a side of suet cake and fat balls made with sunflower seeds. It is very popular with the Guinness Book of Record for the number of starlings and sparrows in both the pyramid feeder and the bird bath broken daily. They do give a great deal of pleasure.

I have been working on some writing projects and four podcasts that will go out next week in my usual tribute to the war poets but with the poems in audio.

As always my thanks to William Price King, Debby Gies and Malcolm Allen for their contributions this week.. and to you for all your support which definitely keeps me motivated.

– Chart Hits 1981 Part Two- Kim Carnes, Grover Washington and Bill Withers, Queen/David Bowie, Bucks Fizz

1970/1971 – On the stage – Interview – Full time employment -Rod Stewart and Shirley Bassey

1972 – Strikes, Antiques, Hairpieces, Amazing Grace and The Godfather

#Western #Romance – Tumblestar by Sandra Cox.

New Review #Psychological #Mystery- House of Sorrow: Legends of Madeira by Joan Hall

Book Reviews October Recap – #Paranormal JP Mclean, #Memoir Pamela S. Wight, #Anthology Sarah Brentyn, #Fantasy D.Wallace Peach,#Poetry Robbie Cheadle, #Fairies D.L. Finn

Rewind – #Fantasy – Legacy of Souls (The Shattered Sea Book 2) by D.Wallace Peach

Weekly Grocery Shopping List by Nutrient – Part Five – #Amino Acids and #Liver Health by Sally Cronin

– 3rd November 2021 – #Booklaunch Jessica Norrie, #Islay Mary Smith, #Roundup Carol Taylor, #ReadingPeeves Pete Springer

Robbie Cheadle with Frank Prem, Marcia Meara with Antoinette Truglio Martin, C.S. Boyack with Staci Troilo, #Funnies The Story Reading Ape

– April Children’s Book Reviews @BookTrib by Miriam Hurdle

#Jamaica, WritingCommunity on #Twitter by M.L. Holton

Patty and her guide dog Blue. Patty has her hair tied back in a low ponytail and rests her right hand on Blue's head. She wears a white shirt with a pink and purple butterfly on the front and light blue shorts. Blue is a handsome black lab. He wears a brown leather harness with a handle attached to the back and is smiling at the camera as he sits in front of Patty. In the background is a brick building with white, windowed doors and a flowerpot overflowing with pink and yellow blooms.

#Foods dangerous for #dogs by Patty Fletcher

-#MovieReview – #Documentary – Lady Boss, Jackie Collins by D.G. Kaye

Music #Spring New Blossoms Emerging…by Will McMillan

New Book on the Shelves – The Dreams of Singers and Sluggers (Becoming America’s Stories Book 4) by Antoinette Truglio Martin

#Reviews – #Adventure #Malta Darlene Foster, #Safety Miriam Hurdle

New Book on the Shelves – #Family – Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me by Abbie Taylor

#Reviews – #Dystopian #thriller Terry Tyler, #Memoir #Portugal Karen Telling, #Fantasty Lorinda J. Taylor

Historical Ailish Sinclair, #Romance #Paranormal Jan Sikes, #Timetravel Rob Shackleford

#Comingof age Bette. A. Stevens,#Biographical #Fiction Roz Morris, #Sci-fi Thorne Moore,

November 2nd 2021 -Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Antiques and Silver

November 4th 2021 – Malcolm Allen – Marbles and Memory

44 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up – October 31st – November 6th 2021 – Birds, Chart Hits 1981, Memories, Book Reviews, Blogger Aces, Health and Funnies

  1. Sal, thanks as always for the mentions, the platform and all you do. But oye, what is going on in your neck of the woods with the increase, gawd! I’m glad I’ve decided to wait a bit longer and prepare for winter in Mexico and hopefully UK will be better of by next spring. Our booster program starts tomorrow with a select group eligible, stunning I’m in that group, only because the Astrazeneca crowd has been grouped with the over 75s and immuno-compromised, lol, hey, I’ll take it! ❤

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  2. Congrats on the booster, Sally. We just got ours and the extra coverage feels reassuring. A great round-up. I’m amazed at the sheer number of bloggers and writers that your give a lift to each week. Thanks so much for including my books this week as well as some of my book reviews. It’s all fun. Happy Weekend!

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  3. Things keep going in cycles. We’re finally getting some decent amounts of rainfall, and the wildfire issues are finally in check. We’re at the tail end of our 3rd surge of Covid. My wife has received her booster, and I’m waiting on mine. Thanks for another great week, Sally!

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  4. Thanks for another super week, Sally, and I’m happy to be a part of it. My wife and I are booked for our booster, will be happy when you get yours too. So, be safe and have a good week. Hugs

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  6. So sorry your cases are so high. Sounds too much like our part of Cornwall. Nearby, we have hotspots declared critical. Unless guidelines change, my booster is due Christmas Day! I can’t see that happening, lols. In the meantime, I’ll stick to shielding as much as possible and will see how things go.

    Great roundup, Sally. Thanks for sharing. Hugs 💕🙂

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  7. You have some very lucky birds, Sally. Our just get plain bird feed, although the kids like to do the peanut butter on pinecones with seed stuck to it. Cases have been going down here, thankfully. Thank you for including the fairies here this week and stay safe xo

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    • Thanks Denise.. more than ever over the last two years the garden birds have provided entertainment and a connection with the outside world and I love it in the morning when I go out to top up the various buffet items to be greeted with a chorus of bird song from the hedges and that feeling that there are a thousand eyes on me.. hugsx

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