Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – 21st – 27th February 2022 – Hits 1984, Mel Torme, #Bulls #Houston, Reviews, Poetry, Podcast, Health and Humour

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

I don’t think anyone around the world will have missed this week’s headlines when Covid was eclipsed by the unfolding battle for the Ukraine. The courage and patriotism of the people and their president is astounding and they deserve all the support the rest of the world can provide.

It certainly makes the storms we have been facing over the last three weeks simply weather, and mother nature reminding us that we cannot contol everything in our world. But there is no malice, greed or hatred which is the dubious perogative of human nature.

Book Promotion.

Delighted to have had some lovely extracts for this new series beginnning in March and here is a reminder of how you can give your most recent book a plug by sharing a 500 word extract… All the details are in the post link below.. Look foward to hearing from you.

Share an extract from your most recent book published within the last twelve months

As always my thanks to William Price King and Debby Gies for sharing their music and humour with us this week.. Debby is back on Monday with her travel column which is part two of Puerto Vallarta, William is here Tuesday for the Breakfast Show and Friday with the final part of the Mel Torme story.

Carol Taylor is here on Wednesday with our column, cook from scratch to prevent deficiency. This week it is Vitamin B5. If you have missed any of Carol’s post on her own blog this week you can catch up in her round up.

Australian Cuisine, Porcini Mushrooms, Home cooked rotisserie Chicken, and Saturday Snippets all about tongues.

On with the show…..

The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1989 Part One – Simply Red, Janet Jackson, The Bangles, Cher

– William Price King meets the Jazz Icons – Mel Torme – The 1960s

Tales from the Garden – Little Girl Lost

1984 – A Year of Two Halves – Tring and USA Opportunity

1985 Part One – Houston Arrival, TGI Friday’s, New Apartment, New Friends

Chesebro’s Tuesday Weekly Challenge – Butterfly Cinquain – Metamorphasis

Food Therapy Rewind – The pungent defenders Onions and Garlic

#Contemporary #Romance – Maggie’s Way by Linda Bradley

#Suspense #Thriller Cold Dark Night: Legends of Madeira by Joan Hall

#Mystery #Crime #Family – Brother of Interest by Karina Bartow

New Book on the Shelves #Preorder #Crime – Twisted Vendetta (Foxy Mysteries Book 4) by Fiona Tarr

Personal Recommendations – #Poetry Annette Rochelle Aben, #Family Sagas Judith Barrow, #Fantasy Richard Dee

Personal Recommendations – #Thriller Mark Bierman, #Family Lisette Brodey, #UrbanFantasy Mae Clair

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Sinatra and Dentists

– Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Driving and a moral story


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

61 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – 21st – 27th February 2022 – Hits 1984, Mel Torme, #Bulls #Houston, Reviews, Poetry, Podcast, Health and Humour

  1. Health, music, laughter, personal shares, and literary spotlights. Amazing, Sally. Truly amazing. Thank you for sharing, reaching across the divide, and offering support. Thank you for being YOU! 💗

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  2. Thanks for another wonderful week and having me part of it Sal. Yes, while people are squawking about gas and food prices, Ukrainians are fighting to survive. Maybe those ‘freedum’ fighters crying about masks and vaccines (that protect), should take their trucks to Ukraine and know what fighting for real freedom is. ❤

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  3. Thanks for another super week, Sally, and with enough variety to take our minds away from the bad news so close by. Also, thanks for making me a part of it. Have a great new week. Hugs

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  5. I really appreciated your tribute to the people of Ukraine. It’s unconscionable in this day and age that a country should declare war on its neighbour purely for gain – I understand that even the Russians themselves are unhappy with the situation. Here’s to a peaceful resolution before more innocent blood is shed.
    On a happier note, like Olga I really appreciate your blog and its ability to take me to the good things in life. xx

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    • I hope that saner heads will prevail Alex, it seems there is growing support for a negotiation from the Russian people and their officials… I don’t think any sane person would carry out such actions knowing that this is how he will be remembered or perhaps he doesn’t care about his legacy. ♥


  6. It’s been heartbreaking to see the invasion, but the Ukraine bravery is inspiring. Greed and power are an ugly side to humanity.

    Thank you for another great week of posts, Sally. Hugs xo

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  7. Thank you for another wonderful week of entertaining and also very informative postings, Sally! It was the best distracting from other things, one cant influence. Enjoy a nice rest of the evening, and have a beautiful start into the new week! xx Michael

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  8. I’m still trying to blog for 30-60 minutes each day, but writing and reading are taking up the majority of my time these days. I always make time for your blog, though, Sally.

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  9. Hi, Sally:

    Thanks so much for including me. This delightful page really cheered me up. I love the animal videos and I hadn’t seen the Simply Red video in decades. Such wonderful content. My appreciation to all.


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  10. This one has a bit of everything: humor (love the bear cartoon), talented authors, great books, and the Velvet Fog! And for a bonus, Simply Red! Can’t go wrong with this one. Thanks, Sally.

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