Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – 28th Feb – 6th March – Mel Torme, Puerto Vallarta, Vitamin B5, Aubergines, Texas, Poetry, Podcast, Book Reviews and Humour

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

I am sure that I don’t need to mention the ongoing conflict between Russia and the Ukraine, as it is headlines news around the world. I will however share a quote that allegedly was by Edmund Burke but is attributed to a number of other religious and political leaders over the last 100 years or so, in relation to a number of issues.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

Many good men and women are in the process of taking action and are certainly not standing by and doing nothing. This includes millions of Russian men and women who don’t support the invasion and are being made to pay the price for their views. Very brave people of all ages on both sides.

Apart from millions donating to the refugee fund, it is interesting to read this morning that westerners are booking AirBnB’s in Ukraine to the tune of £1.5million even though they know they cannot take advantage of the bookings.. their way of supporting the hosts.

On the home front, cases of Covid for Ireland are only provided for PCR tests… and don’t include those who test positive and report it. This means that there are actually around 8,000 cases a day still, which for a populaton of 5 million is still too high, and a reflection of dropping most restrictions except for masks in stores etc. The UK is seeing the increase too at nearly 45,000 a day following their drop in all restrictions. Some way to go before we can become complacent.

We have have had some lovely weather this week and when the wind dropped I was able to sit outside and read for an hour which was amazing. Seems like ages since the end of last summer and a great boost. Lovely to see all the spring flowers brightening up the garden..

As always my thanks to William Price King, Debby Gies and Carol Taylor for their amazing contributions this week and if you have missed any of Carol’s posts on her own blog this week you can find them at the following link… always terrific information and entertainment.

CarolCooks2 weekly roundup… 27th February-5th March 2022-Monday Musings, Health,A-Z World Cuisine, Brazil, Black Gold and Saturday Snippets where a slice apple becomes a human ear.

Thank you too for all your generous support during the week, it is very much appreciated…

Chart Hits 1989 Part Two – Madonna, Gladys Knight, Bette Midler, Soul II Soul

William Price King meets the Jazz Icons – Mel Torme – The 1970s and 1980s

D.G. Kaye – Puerto Vallarta, #Mexico Part Two – What to pack, Tipping, Online Guide, Excursions, Renting, Property guidelines

Sally Cronin and Carol Taylor – Cook from Scratch to prevent nutritional deficiency – Vitamin B5 – Raw Vegetables, Spring Rolls, Chicken Livers, Salmon

Memories, Music and Movies – 1985 Part Two – Medieval Fairs, Fire Ants and The Alamo

1986 – Halley’s Comet -Hawaii – Magnum PI – Top Gun

Tales from the Garden – The Goose and the Lost Boy

Chesebro’s Tuesday Weekly Challenge – #CrownCinquain – The Colour of Life

Food Therapy Rewind – Aubergines -Don’t forget to eat your purples!

#Egypt Rebecca Budd, #Reviews D.Wallace Peach, #Africa Robbie Cheadle, #Spotlight Marcia Meara, #Writers Gwen Plano, #Brazil Carol Taylor

Personal Recommendations – #Dystopian #Elderly Alex Craigie, #Shortstories D.L. Finn, #Poetry Elizabeth Gauffreau

#Childrens Sue Wickstead, #Flyingboats Jemima Pett, #Portugal Louise Ross, #Thriller Alex Craigie, #Fantasy C.S. Boyack, #Romance Linda Bradley, #Suspense Joan Hall

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

The Senior Team pass the the funnies along – Aging and Catfish

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Splitting the Bill and Oil fires


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

45 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – 28th Feb – 6th March – Mel Torme, Puerto Vallarta, Vitamin B5, Aubergines, Texas, Poetry, Podcast, Book Reviews and Humour

  1. Thank you for another great week. Beautiful flowers, I can’t believe spring is already almost here. Thanks for including my poetry book! Hugs xo

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  3. Love your bright pops of spring color, Sally. Canada is easing all their Covid restrictions, as well. I hope we don’t see a resurgence like the UK, but fear it will happen.
    I have no words for what Russia is doing to the Ukraine people- it’s a nightmare.

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  4. Thanks so much Sal for another wonderful week and having me part of it. Yes, I’m just listening to the news and they said the Russians have no means of finding out what’s going on with their bretheren next door. The Russians are paying for pUtin’s crimes for sure. I read about that AirBnB idea,brilliant booking rentals to filter money through to the Ukranians. God bless them all and I hope to hell US will hurry up and send those fighter jets to Poland for the Ukranians. ❤

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  5. I had to watch Bailey Beagle play dead again because I enjoyed it so much earlier in the week.😎 Have a great week, Sally!


  6. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Ukraine. It’s always heartwarming to see people stepping up to help … this should NEVER be. Absolutely devastating, tragic, and horrific circumstances.

    I always enjoy your magazine so much. I’m listening to the Bette Midler video. Funny, I never really liked this song until she sang it.

    Best always, Sally x

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  7. The Air b & B is a great idea…it was good to see the Russian people demonstrating against the war just a shame that it looks like they are all being arrested for doing it…Thank you for sharing my roundup and recipes, Sally…I will share this tomorrow Hugs xxx

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