Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up.. 14th – 20th November 2021 – Boosters, Thanksgiving, Hits 1982, Green Kitchen, Ghosts, Book Reviews, Bloggers, Health and Humour

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

The end of another week and winter is knocking on our door here with a cold front moving in. Like so many countries in Europe cases of Covid have been on the increase and I am glad to be having my booster on Tuesday… thankfully unlike last time where I had to make a 100 mile round trip it is locally.

The government is asking those who can to work from home again and there is a distinct possibility of a lockdown at Christmas which will be a sad blow for so many families who hoped that they could for the first time in two years enjoy a family celebration. However, especially with older family members it is safer to be safe.

I expect that those of you celebrating Thanksgiving in some states are also bearing this in mind on Thursday, especially as it is a time when millions board planes and travel through congested areas.

Still, however restricted it might be, I wish you a Happy and safe Thanksgiving. Whilst is not a holiday we celebrate here,I have a post going out early on Thursday to share my own thanks for special people here and in the writing community… and to share some news about 2022.

Tuesday however also marks the beginning of the Christmas Book Fair as there are a lot of authors to promote before the day. I will be featuring writers in both the Cafe and Bookstore and the Children’s Reading Room through the rest of November and then December, and hope it will help encourage readers to enjoy the books for themselves or for gifts.

Also this week on Wednesday D.G. Kaye, Debby Gies is back with her final Relationship Column of the year… always wise words to look forward to.

As always I am very grateful to the contributors to the blog and this week William Price King and Carol Taylor provided their expertise in The Breakfast Show and The Green Kitchen.

Thank you for all the support this week and I love both your visits and comments..they keep me motivated..

On with the show….

Chart Hits 1982 Part Two – Aretha Franklin, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes, Dionne Warwick

Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen – Christmas Special 2021 – DIY presents, Sustainable Trees and Gifts, Cheesecake and Pickles.

Woodlands Hotel

1975 – Gravesend, You Sexy Thing, Ghosts and shark invested water by Sally Cronin

1976 – The Harbour Lights, Cowes, Weekend Invasions, Bay City Rollers and Abba

#History – Transylvania’s History A to Z: 100 Word Stories by Patricia Furstenberg

Book Reviews – Rewind 2017 – #Afghanistan – #Romance – No More Mulberries by Mary Smith

Guest Posts – #Influencers – Mark and me by Anne Goodwin

#Daydreaming Robbie Cheadle, #Roundup Carol Taylor, #Funnies The Story Reading Ape, #RoastVeg The New Vintage Kitchen

Nutrients the body needs – Print off Weekly Grocery Shopping List by Sally Cronin

– My One Word for 2021 #OneWord2021 by Sarah Brentyn

#Publishing Goodbye Traditional, Hello Indie (Part I) by D.Wallace Peach

#Family – I loved my mother, although I didn’t know it by Eva Hnzido

#Reading Aloud & Reading – There’s a Big Difference – Jennie Fitzkee

#Charity – Red Nose Day 2021 by Sue Wickstead

#BookReview from Harmony Kent for An Ordinary Life by Amanda Prowse  Life.

#Disability Dawn Doig, #Fantasy Janice Spina

#Preorder – #Romance – The woman who felt invisible by Lizzie Chantree

New Book on the Shelves – #Romance No Such Luck (Keystone Couples) by Staci Troilo

#YAParanormal Teri Polen, #Autism Karen Ingalls, #NativeAmerican Andrew Joyce

#Fantasy C.S. Boyack, #MentalHealth Anne Goodwin, #WWII Paulette Mahurin

#Sci-fi John L. DeBoer and Jean Jacques, #Design Valentina Cirasola, #Family #Drama Mary Crowley

 

November 16th 2021 – Funnies and Bad Dad Jokes Host Sally Cronin

Just for Writers – Sources Anon by Sally Cronin

 

Thank you so much for dropping in during the week and leaving comments and sharing.. I hope you will join me again next week… thanks Sally.

62 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up.. 14th – 20th November 2021 – Boosters, Thanksgiving, Hits 1982, Green Kitchen, Ghosts, Book Reviews, Bloggers, Health and Humour

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  2. Yes. Cases are rising again here in the Boston, MA area. I am getting a Covid test today before (hopefully) driving to the other side of the state for Thanksgiving with family in a few days. Glad you are getting your booster soon! These new Covid-related norms are an ongoing challenge to honor and respect…

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  3. I do see the numbers going up, but hopefully it will settle down soon again. I’m on the fence about the booster shot, but probably will end up getting it sooner rather than later. Another great week, thank you! Xo

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  4. Thanks so much for the shoutout Sal, and for all you do for us. I look forward to all your seasonal posts. And as always, thrilled to be part of your Smorgasbord blog. I know you’re in for a cold spell, so stay bundled. I’ll hear from you after your next jab, as I’ll be getting mine next weekend. Hugs xoxo ❤

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  5. I am so pleased that you will be able to get your “booster” locally. A marvelous selection and a great way to round-up my week. We have had quite a week on our side of the world. Three days again, our Provincial government declared a province-wide State of Emergency. We had record-breaking rainfall caused major flooding and several mudslides that left hundreds of people in the Lower Mainland stranded or cut off from essential services. Over 200mm or about 8 inches of water drenched our region within 20 days. Although we are not in the flood plains and delta, we were without power for a day with limited heat. The clean up has begun, but the devastation is unbelievable. For a few days, Vancouver was cut off from the rest of Canada. Roads have opened but only to essential travel. We have gas restriction and there are pleas that have gone out not to hoard food. It is a reminder to cherish the moments. Sending many hugs across the ocean.

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  6. This Covid thing continues to ebb and flow. We’re in a good phase right now, but winter will soon be upon us, and we have to know by now there are no guarantees. I’m a day behind you as I’ll be getting my booster on Wednesday. Thanks for another great week. I enjoy the posts when you dive into bloggers’ archives. Many of them I’ve already read, but quite a few are new for me.

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