Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – March 6th 2022 – #Egypt Rebecca Budd, #Reviews D.Wallace Peach, #Africa Robbie Cheadle, #Spotlight Marcia Meara, #Writers Gwen Plano, #Brazil Carol Taylor

A small selection of posts I have enjoyed during the last week and I hope you will head over to read in full. Thanks Sally.

In the first post Rebecca Budd shares the wonders of Egypt in the Thursday Doors blog theme, in celebration of the day 99 years ago when the Tomb of Tutankhamen was seen for the first time in all its glory.

Ancient Doors of Egypt: Yesterday, 99 years ago, a Door was opened into the mysteries of Ancient Egypt.

The Lush Nile Delta ( Rebecca Budd Archives December 2, 2007)

“As my eyes grew accustomed to the light, details of the room within emerged slowly from the mist, strange animals, statues, and gold – everywhere the glint of gold. For the moment – an eternity it must have seemed to the others standing by – I was struck dumb with amazement, and when Lord Carnarvon, unable to stand the suspense any longer, inquired anxiously, ‘Can you see anything?’ it was all I could do to get out the words, ‘Yes, wonderful things.” Howard Carter, The Tomb of Tutankhamen

Head over to discover more about this intriguing find that still holds mysteries to the present day: Clanmother Ancient Doors of Egypt

The next post is the round up of book reviews by Diana Wallace Peach during February. Always interesting to follow Diana’s recommendations. This month Alex Craigie, Jacquie Biggar, Shehanne Moore and S.D. Brown.

It’s the end of February, and due to a productive month of writing, I only have 4 books to share. But all are 5-star reads including a psychological thriller, a romance/thriller mash-up, a madcap time travel romance, and a cozy mystery.

I’ve started something new, and at the end of each review noting it a book is available on Kindle Unlimited.

Head over to read the reviews : Myths of the Mirror February Book Reviews

The next post is from Robbie Cheadle and is a combination of Thursday Door and Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday poetry challenge.. and shares Robbie’s recent family holiday… and there are lions and elephants….

Roberta Writes – Thursday Doors: Game park, and Colleen’s Poetry Challenge, Bold lover

Image ©Robbie Cheadle 2022

The theme for Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Poetry Challenge is Transitions an it perfectly suited my poem: Bold lover that I wrote during our recent mini road trip. I decided to post this poem for both Colleen’s challenge and Dan’s Thursday Doors prompt and share some of my pictures from this trip. 

Head over to enjoy the poem and the images from Robbie’s family holiday: Roberta Writes – Thursday Doors: Game park, and Colleen’s Poetry Challenge, Bold lover

Next Marcia Meara and her family of characters went ‘out and about’ to the blog of Marie Sinadjan to chat about her books and her publishing journey.

I hope you’re enjoying our #FebruarySheWrote series of author spotlights, friends! But while we might be nearing the end of February, we’re far from saying goodbye. Today our guest is the wonderful Marcia Meara, who has some very inspiring things to tell us! 🥰

Marcia lives in central Florida, just north of Orlando, with her husband of over thirty years and four big cats. When not writing or blogging, she spends her time gardening, and enjoying the surprising amount of wildlife that manages to make a home in her suburban yard. She enjoys nature. Really, really enjoys it. All of it! Well, almost all of it, anyway. From birds, to furry critters, to her very favorites, snakes. The exception would be spiders, which she truly loathes, convinced that anything with eight hairy legs is surely up to no good. She does not, however, kill spiders anymore, since she knows they have their place in the world. Besides, her husband now handles her Arachnid Catch and Release Program, and she’s good with that.

Marie Sinadjan

Head over to Marie’s and enjoy finding out more about Marcia’s publishing journey: Marie Sinadjan and Marcia Meara

The next post is from Gwen Plano writing on Story Empire and exploring writers and their health, particularly during and after this last two years of Covid and sharing some strategies she used to remain focused.

Writers and Health

Image from Canva

Hello Story Empire friends, Gwen with you today. I’ve an unusual topic to share, something personal to each of us – our health. With all that is going on in our world, I thought it might be a good time to consider this topic.

For many of us, 2021 was a year of challenges and if the first two months of 2022 are predictive, then we’ve more hurdles ahead of us. Unfortunately, sometimes those hurdles involve our well-being. Allow me to digress a little.

In December, my sister sent me a novel situated in the early 1900s. The backdrop of the story was the Spanish Flu and the Great Depression.

Head over to read the rest of Gwen’s post: Story Empire – Gwen Plano – Writers and Health

In the final post Carol Taylor explores the exotic influences that create the cuisine of Brazil, an infusion of neighbouring countries cultures and their own traditional foods and methods of cooking.

CarolCooks2…A-Z World Cuisines…Part 6…Brazil…

Brazil is located in South America. It is the largest country in the southern hemisphere. Brazil is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east; French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, and Colombia to the north; Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Argentina to the west; and Uruguay to the south.

Traditional Brazilian food is delicious, colourful, diverse, and exciting. Because Brazil is such a melting pot of colours and customs, its cuisine varies from one region to another, reflecting the country’s diverse backgrounds and vast territory.

Head over to discover more about the cuisine of Brazil: Carol Taylor – A-Z World Cuisine – Brazil.


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

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