Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – December 3rd 2021 – #RoundUp Carol Taylor, #Christmas Donna Parker, #Guest The Story Reading Ape, #Children’sbooks Jennie Fitzkee, #Guest Colleen Chesebro with D.L. Finn

Welcome to a small selection of posts I have enjoyed during the week and I hope you will head over to enjoy in full…thanks Sally.

The first post is from Carol Taylor and it is her round up from last week.. so if you missed any of her amazing posts, here is your chance to catch up.

My environmental A-Z, Cheese and Chard Pie with filo pastry …The Yule Lads, Christmas Music by Bing Crosby and Sir Rod Stewart and more …Oh Yes!, so much more!

I cannot believe we are nearing the end of November …Have you made puddings and cake, pickled your pickles all ready for the festive jolly on the 25th it’s only 27 sleeps…Jeez, that crept up…

Welcome to my weekly roundup…This week last week has bee n a little colder in the mornings and darker but the days have been warmer the chillies are ripening well and the bananas are plenteous so lots of banana milkshakes, banana bread and this week I will be making some banana Appam…

My week started with some Christmas Cocktails…plus Limoncello which is a beautiful addition to many a cocktail…also some homemade Irish Cream and the many variations… all delicious 


Head over to be informed, entertained and fattened up: CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…November 21st-27th 2021…Environmental A-Z, Recipes for “Cheese and Chard Pie”, the Yule Lads, Music and Snow Globes

The next post is from the creative Donna Parker who not only entertains but provides thought provoking observations about the current state of the world.

Have Yourself a Merry Little #Christmas

Is Christmas really the most wonderful time of the year? Can’t we make the most wonderful time of the year any old time of the year? Does it have to be scheduled? Does it have to be a certain day? Why not wish each other well and treat each other well every single day in each and every single way?

The message is drummed into us in every seasonal day, in every seasonal way, that if you’re not involved in a holiday social barrage then you’ll be unhappy, that you’ll be sad, that you’ll be lonely, you’ll miss out on the perfect Christmas. It’s CFOMO – Christmas Fear of Missing Out.  

Head over to absorb this festive message in full: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas with Donna Parker

The next post is from Chris, The Story Reading Ape and introduces his guest author Wayne Cooper.

Hello everyone, I’ve never written an article about myself and the last time I submitted a CV it was called a resumé.

I am in my 70’s and was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In those years Montreal was the largest city in Canada.

My book, Bunker Down takes place in the late 1960’s and is loosely based on my personal activities in those years and in that city. 

Head over to discover more about Wayne and his intriguing sounding book: Meet Guest author Wayne C. Cooper with The Story Reading Ape

The next post is actually the third in a series by Jennie Fitzkee on terrific books for children and she is the expert in this department.. you can link to books 1 and 2 in the post.

Books #1 and #2 dealt with the all-important social and emotional issues – friendship, fear, worry, kindness, courage, giving…and more.

Here is #3, a story on the same important path, but at a much more complex level. Oh, this one is really good!

This is a story of love, courage, and finding oneself. It is a story of overcoming obstacles and of trust. It is a story of words – oh, the power of letters and writing and of words. It is a story of finding your purpose in life. Finding your way home. 

Head over to discover more about why this book is recommended by Jennie: Terrific children’s books Jennie Fitzkee

The final post today is from Colleen Chesebro who has begun a new series of Meet the Poet. Her guest in this post is author and poet D.L. Finn.

Welcome to Meet the Poet, a Word Craft Poetry feature written to introduce you to the poets in our writing community. This is a way to get to more about the poet and their work. Did you know many of our poets are accomplished fiction and non-fiction authors? Some of our poets are also artists, crafting their magic through watercolors or other artistic means along with the written word.

At least once a month, I’ll be introducing you to the poets in our community! Grab a cup of tea or coffee, and meet the poet!

Head over to enjoy the interview with Denise Finn and discover more about her love of writing and calendars: Meet the Poet with Colleen Chesebro


Thanks for dropping in and I hope you will head over to read these posts in full… thanks Sally.

34 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – December 3rd 2021 – #RoundUp Carol Taylor, #Christmas Donna Parker, #Guest The Story Reading Ape, #Children’sbooks Jennie Fitzkee, #Guest Colleen Chesebro with D.L. Finn

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you, dear Sally for the lovely words and for placing me in such delightful company. What a thrill and an honour to be here. All the best for the holidays and every single day!!! xoxoxoxox

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