Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up – February 7th – 13th 2022 – Computers, Interviews, Hits 1988, Mel Torme, Shortstories, Book Reviews, Health and Humour.

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

I hope you have had a good week. The world stage has certainly been dramatic with political upheavals and threats which makes you wonder just how much progress we have made towards building a peaceful and productive future for all of us. Along with the misbehaviour of sports personalities and celebrities it is becoming increasingly difficult to find something positive to read.

Thank goodness for bloggers with their creative, informative and often entertaining approach to life and I am reminded on a daily basis that in fact there are billions of really good people in the world who should be the subject of the media’s attention, rather than the motley crew supposedly in charge of us all.

Yesterday I noticed that I was not able to access my photo index and I have learnt that when I seem to have even a small technical problem I tell David right away. Just as well I did as it turned out my hard disk was crashing. He spent the rest of the day moving computers around so I could use another. Thankfully we back up regularly so very little data lost but it could have been a great deal worse… so do back up your work regularly to an external drive, especially if you are half way through your next novel!

I have also been out and about this week virtually.

I was delighted this week to be the guest of author and podcaster Louise Ross to chat about my nomadic life of travel and adventures. Here is the link to the podcast with a transcript of the interview: Interview Sally Cronin Nomadic Life and Weight Loss

There are also other places to listen including on Youtube where you can subscribe to Louise’s channel and leave your comments. Louise Ross Interview Sally Cronin Youtube

As you will see later in the round up I have reviewed one of Louise’s books Women Who Walk which I can highly recommend.

As alway my thanks to William Price King for sharing his love of music with us, and Debby Gies for her wonderful funnies foraging.. Debby is back tomorrow with the Travel Column and a look at Puerto Vallarta where she is currently enjoying a winter sun break… and on Wednesday Carol Taylor will be with us with delicious recipes to ensure we are getting sufficient Vitamin B3.

In the meantime head over to enjoy Carol’s round up of the last week. CarolCooks2 weekly roundup… 6th February-12th February 2022-Monday Musings, Health, A-Z World Cuisine, Albania, Cardamom and Saturday Snippets.

Thank you too for joining us this week and for sharing and leaving your very welcome comments.

On with the show

Chart Hits 1988 Part One – George Michael, Bobby McFerrin, Guns n’ Roses, Belinda Carlisle

William Price King meets the Jazz Icons – Mel Torme – The Early Years 1940s

Falling in and out of love – The Florist

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Memories, Music and Movies – 1981 – Sheep farming Wales, Liverpool, Retail, The Police and Chariots of Fire

Podcast – Tales from the Garden – Trouble in Paradise Part One

Food Therapy Rewind- The Humble Potato

#Reviews D. Wallace Peach, #Writing Jacqui Murray, #Valentines Carol Taylor, #SouthAfrica Rebecca Budd and Robbie Cheadle, #Ireland Rowena Newton

White Water Landings: A view of the Imperial Airways Africa service from the ground by [J M Pett, Geoffrey Pett]

#History #Africa #Flyingboats – White Water Landings by Jemima Pett

New Book on the Shelves – #YA #Fantasy – Golden Healer (The Curse of Time Book 2) by M. J. Mallon

#Scifi – The View from Here by Leon Stevens

Personal Recommendations – #Romance Jacquie Biggar, #Contemporary #Irish Mary Crowley, #Ireland #Music Claire Fullerton.

Personal Recommendations – #Prehistoric Jacqui Murray, #Afghanistan Patricia Furstenburg, #History Mike Biles

The Senior Team Pass along the Funnies and One Liners

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Jeans and Aging.


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

50 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up – February 7th – 13th 2022 – Computers, Interviews, Hits 1988, Mel Torme, Shortstories, Book Reviews, Health and Humour.

  1. Wow! This was a fabulous week on your blog. I’ve bookmarked to come back and read many of the posts I missed. Sally, WP is also at it again! The new “editor” is available in BETA, and I’m going to set up a test site to learn what I can about it. When this goes live, it will change our blogging world. When WP removes the old themes, it will force us to use the new system. I’ve moved my author blog to a theme that supports the block editor which is different from the new editor. (you have to search in themes now—the block editor and the new editor themes are seperate). I’ll keep everyone posted. Hugs for all you do. ❤

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  3. Fabulous roundup, Sally! Music, good writing, great video clips, and recipes — AMAZING! I hope you can sit back today, and enjoy all the warm birthday greetings. I’m adding homemade ice cream to my Happy Birthday!! 💗 🎂 💗

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  4. What a wonderful week of content, Sally. So glad David was able to help get your computer issue resolved. So scary when our entire lives depend on these blasted machines. 🙂 Thank you for sharing and Happy Birthday!!

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  5. Another varied and packed week…I noticed WP have more changes ahead-sigh- Lucky you have your own personal computer expert on hand and you didn’t lose too much data…Happy Birthday again, Sally…Thank you for sharing my roundup and the mentions… the getting into your old jeans made me chuckle…I’m now going to sleep as it’s 2.31 am-sigh- Hugs xx

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