Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up – January 3rd- 9th 2022 – Innovations,Travel, Chart hits 1985, Healthy Eating, Books, Reviews and Humour

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

A strange bitty week with weather… a bit of sun, a bit of snow, a bit of wind… but a great deal of rain. We are lucky, as I know large parts of Europe and North America have been getting frozen blasts and metres of snow.

The first week of 2022 and some milestone birthdays in the family with David’s 70th next Tuesday and my sister’s 80th in February. We were laughing the other day about how we never thought one day we would be talking about events and people from over 60 years ago. Also how many iconic events have taken place in our lifetimes, and what amazing inventions we have incorporated into our everyday lives in the last century. Here are just a few that gives us reason to be grateful to be born in this day and age…. despite the current covid pandemic, which could be a great deal worse if not for the medical knowledge and scientific breakthroughs of the last 50 years in particular.

  • Clearly space travel and landing on the moon was monumental.
  • Listening to music moving through cassette tapes, CDs to digital downloads.
  • Mobile phones – smart phones
  • Computers – laptops – notebooks
  • Microwave ovens
  • Worldwide web
  • Digital cameras
  • 3D printers
  • Sliced bread (1928)
  • Advanced anaesthetics
  • The first transplants of heart, liver and kidneys
  • Development of the artificial heart
  • Vaccines that have virtually eradicated smallpox, polio, TB, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, Scarlet Fever, Maleria and Diptheria.

I choose to be positive about the coming year with this very small selection of brilliant innovations from the last century behind us, and far more to come I am sure.

Tomorrow sees the start of the first feature from the new Smorgasbord Bookshelf where you will find all the authors and their books that I personally recommend along with one of my reviews for their books. Click the link to discover the authors currently on the shelves.

My intention is to read some of the older books of these authors in the coming year, as well as new releases, and I will change the reviews out as I post them.

I have some new authors that I am also planning to read and I will add those to the shelves too.

In this first feature I will be sharing bios, book covers and my review for all the authors presently on the shelves. There will be more regular features during the year including a Summer and Christmas Book Fair.

New book releases.

If you have a new book being released in the next few weeks please let me know the date if on pre-order or available so that I can create a promotion for you.

There are two links for new books released this week further down in the post to give you an idea of how they would look. One is for a new author to the bookshelf and the other for a resident author Email me on sally.cronin@moyhill.com so we can chat about what I need and dates etc.

As always my thanks to William Price King, who as well as joining me on The Breakfast Show, joins us on Fridays with his series Meet the Music Greats and Jazz Icons. To D.G Kaye whose Travel Column I am resharing through the first half of the year and to Carol Taylor with our joint series Cook from Scratch to prevent nutritional deficiency.

Time to get on with the show….

The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1985 Part Two – Tears for Fears, USA for Africa, Jennifer Rush, Katrina & The Waves

The #Travel Column Rewind with D.G. Kaye – Safe Vacation Travel – Restrictions, Paperwork, Insurance, Price Checking, Tagging.

Vitamin A – Carrots, Liver, Apricots, Trout. Eggs, Frittata

The Wedding Day

The Nanny

The Gentle Detox – Introduction and Phase One – Before you begin your weight loss programme

#Shortstory – #Supernatural – Breathless by Yvette Calleiro

#EpicFantasy – Demon Seed: Book Three of New Blood (New Blood Saga) by W.D. Kilpack III

#Preorder – #Military #Romance – Jagged Feathers (The White Rune Series Book 2) by Jan Sikes

Funnies, Story Reading Ape, Moon Blessings Colleen Chesebro, #Mercury D.G. Kaye, #Bookreviews Jacquie Biggar, #Shrimp New Vintage Kitchen, #Customerservice John Howell.

The Senior Team pass the the funnies along – Liars and Social Distancing

 

Thanks for dropping in and I hope you will join me again next week… Sally.

33 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up – January 3rd- 9th 2022 – Innovations,Travel, Chart hits 1985, Healthy Eating, Books, Reviews and Humour

  1. I had to laugh at your conversation with David. I never thought I’d live to talk about things I did sixty years ago, either. 🙂 What a great week of information and entertainment, Sally. I’m super honored to have my new book, Jagged Feathers, featured on your book shelf!

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  2. Great week! I’m going to try to catch up with a few. Oh, and happy birthday to David, in case I forget! Thanks, Sally, and I love the sound of the new features and your list of innovations and inventions of the last 50 years (we need to remember the good things). ♥

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