Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – July 11th – 17th – Hits 1999, Nina Simone, Ireland 1930s, Book Reviews, Summer Book Fair, Poetry, Podcast, Health and Humour

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

It seems that summer is here with a vengeance and for some on the continent it has brought the dreaded wildfires that put not just people but wildlife at great risk. We count our blessings that we have cloud cover much of the time and we are unlikely to get over 24 degrees. With onshore breezes it does help to keep the heat down. Those of us of a certain age still remember the summer of 1976 when the heatwave went on for several weeks. It looks like this one will be shorter lived and hopefully for those experiencing the severe temperatures and risk of fires will get rain soon.

Work on the house continues and the outside walls are getting the attention at the moment and another couple of weeks and it will be time to look at each room and arrange and dress ready for inspection. I am looking at property sites at the moment in the area that we would like to move to on the south coast and one house I was checking out was dressed immaculately throughout. Clearly the estate agent thought that two very large multi packs of toilet rolls set off the master bedroom ensuite perfectly or perhaps thought they might be a selling point!

Anyway… keep cool and safe.

On the blog front…

On the blog front.. the new series of ‘Posts from Your Archives’ begins in August. With your permission I will browse your posts between January and the end of June 2022 and select two to share in a post on Smorgasbord. They are copyrighted to you and will also include links and books etc. Full details are in the post along with an example of what your post will look like.. already 15 friends have signed up and I am looking forward to diving into their archives.

Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives -#NewSeries August 2022- ‘Lucky Dip’ and Do You Trust Me??

 Thanks to my friends William Price King and Debby Gies for their music and humour contributions this week and you can find out more about them on their own sites. .

William Price King joined me on The Breakfast show this week for the first part of the hits from 1999 and for the first part of the new series about the legend Nina Simone. You can also find William – Blog– IMPROVISATION– William Price King on Tumblr

Debby Gies gifted us some great and funnies this week and will be taking us to Cuba tomorrow morning for an exploration of this island of music, dancing and history.. Over on her blog you can you can catch up with her posts including a post on the massive Canadian outage that resulted in the loss of phone and internet services as well as vital card payments for much of the country… and her book review today for the fictionalised story of Coco Chanel. Queen of Paris.. D.G. Kaye

Carol Taylor will be here on Wednesday with an exploration of foods and culinary terms in her terrific series A-Z of foods with the letter C This week on her own blog an exploration of the cuisine of Djibouti which is a small African country on the north east horn of the continent. Also a peek into her store cupboard at herbs and stock cubes and Carol finishes off the week in style by spilling a great many secrets in her Saturday Snippets – You can read all the posts for the week by clicking on her blog link Carol Cooks2

Thanks too for all your visits, comments and shares this week… they mean a great deal..♥

On with the show

Chart Hits 1999 Part One – Ricky Martin, Britney Spears, Shania Twain, Ronan Keating

Price King meets the Music Legends – Nina Simone – High Priestess of Soul and The Early Years

How the Stable was built and warts 1936

#Ireland 1930s – The Colour of Life – The Devil Finds Work 1936 by Geoff Cronin

Lanturne – Marriage by Sally Cronin

A story from Flights of Fancy… an elderly woman looks back to her twenties and meeting the love of her life during wartime.

Flights of Fancy – Curtains

The Obesity epidemic – Where in the Lifestyle can we Intervene? – 2 to 7 years old – Activity – Sally Cronin

Size Matters The Sequel – The Accumulative Factor of Food and Life

#Life #Forgiveness by Annette Rochelle Aben

– I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! #Dyslexia #Blogging Hugh Roberts

first in Series – #Shortstories Hugh W. Roberts, #Fantasy Paul Cude

-#FlashFiction Annette Rochelle Aben, #Biography S. Bavey

#Children’s #YA – #Travel Darlene Foster, #Mystery #Detective Janice Spina

#MurderMystery Sharon Marchisell, #Family #Mystery Harmony Kent

Blogger Weekly July 15th 2022 – #Writing Mae Clair, #Kindness John Howell, #Funnies The Story Reading Ape, #Nostalgia Darlene Foster, #Tafftrail Judith Barrow

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Washington Shire Sauce and Hiccups

The Senior Team pass the the funnies along – Legal Shenanigans


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

31 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – July 11th – 17th – Hits 1999, Nina Simone, Ireland 1930s, Book Reviews, Summer Book Fair, Poetry, Podcast, Health and Humour

  1. What a busy week full of a wide variety.
    As to the weather?
    Shhh! The weather witch is about.
    Put down those rainsticks!
    Well I did have to write a piece called ‘Electric Elephant’, which the weather witch liked
    Then I was challenged to write abou the Day Before.
    I’m just warning you!

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  2. I can see that I missed out on so much great content this week, Sally. While there is no way I can go back and catch them all, I am going to visit as many blogs as I can. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Sal, thanks for another wonderful week. And thank you for mentioning my posts this week too. Between overheating and outages and world madness we have to be grateful for tender mercies. ❤ Also, had to laugh at showcasing toilet rolls as a feature. Where is the photo? LOLOL ❤

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  4. Thanks so much for the great week. I’m feeling a bit rundown with a slight fever. The Covid test says negative, so hoping it’s a plain old bug.

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