Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – 5th – 11th September 2022 – Chart Hits 2003, #Irishlife 1930s, Podcast Reviews, Bloggers, Health and Humour

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

I hope that despite Mercury Retrograted (thanks Debby for the head’s up) you have had a good week.

Of course the news has been dominated by the sad death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. It is incredible to see the outpouring of love and respect for this unwaveringly dedicated monarch around the world and there have been tears as both young and old feel the loss of her presence in our lives.

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I was christened during Coronation week in June 1953 and she has been Queen my entire life. Being from a service family her portrait adorned every establishment and was celebrated at every occasion instilling a fascination and respect for the monarchy from a very early age. During her reign she united us during times of crisis and also during times of jubilation both at home and throughout the Commonwealth.

How wonderful that she was able to take part in the Jubilee this year and I know that her tea party with Paddington Bear will be remembered by millions for years to come.

There are some who wonder what the next few years will bring with King Charles III on the throne. My feeling is that he has had an amazing teacher and role model and also wishes to leave the monarchy as a strong institution for Prince William to take the reins eventually.

There are many wonderful videos on The Royal Family channel and here is are reminder of that tea party and an amazing sense of humour.The Royal Family RIP Your Majesty and thank you.

In the midst of the mourning for the Queen, it is also a day of remembrance for those who lost their lives on September 11th 2001. A day that rocked the world and left its scars on thousands who lost loved ones. Our thoughts are with them today.

Contributor News this week.

William Price King joined me for The Breakfast Show for the chart hits from 2003 and shared the next post in the life and music of the great Pavarotti. We are working on 2023 Breakfast Shows already and we will be exploring the Big Band Era from January. You can also find William Blog– IMPROVISATIONWilliam Price King on Tumblr

Debby Gies​  was here on Monday with another of her fascinating posts on spiritual awareness...Empaths and Energy Sucking Vampires and Narcissists (we have all met them!) on her own blog shares a wonderful tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth II and the love and respect she garnered around the world including Commonwealth countries. Also news of her new podcast Grief Diaries coming soon, evidence that Mercury retrograde is already causing technical issues and other shenanigans and her Sunday Book Review for They Call Me Mom by Pete Springer.. plenty to keep you engaged…D.G. Kaye

Carol Taylor will be here on Wednesday with her next A-Z of food with the letter ‘G’… on her own blog she has some wonderful posts including her tribute to Queen Elizabeth, September Green Kitchen, Aromatic Leaves and Saturday Musings where ‘Bleed’ is the prompt.. Head over to enjoy Carol Cooks Two

Thank you too for all your visits, comments and shares during the week. As always very much appreciated…♥

On with the show….

The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 2003 Part One – Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z, 3 Doors Down, Christina Aguilera, Blue and Elton John

William Price King meets the Music Legends – #Classical – Luciano Pavarotti – 1980s – Media, Princess Diana, Charity

Spiritual Awareness – Empaths and Energy Sucking Vampires and Narcissists by D.G. Kaye

Size Matters: The Sequel – #Morbid Obesity – #Weightloss – The Project Plan for Success

Podcast – #Poetry and #Flash – The Duchess and True Grit by Sally Cronin

Massage Therapy, Essential Oils

Ancient Healing Therapies – Indian Head Massage by Sally Cronin

Milestones Along the Way – #Waterford #1930s #Tobacco – Smoke Signals by Geoff Cronin

Milestones Along the Way – #Waterford – 1940s – The Hundred Plants by Geoff Cronin

#Family – More than Coffee: Memories in Verse and Prose by Lauren Scott

#Children’s – Haunted Halloween Holiday by Robbie and Michael Cheadle

– #Western #Romance – Geller’s Find by Sandra Cox

#PaintedEggs #Family D. Wallace Peach

#Motivation – #Meditation #TarotReading #DragonOracleCard by Jan Sikes

#Spain The Holy Grail in Valencia by Darlene Foster

#Bookreview The Attendant by Tony Powers – Elizabeth Gauffreau

#Monarchs in My Garden by Miriam Hurdle

Summer Book Fair 2022 – #Children’s #Baking Dawn Doig, #Dog #Navy Patricia Furstenberg

Host Malcolm Allen – Kleptomania and Sheep Dip

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – #Energy and Marital Advice Part Two


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

49 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – 5th – 11th September 2022 – Chart Hits 2003, #Irishlife 1930s, Podcast Reviews, Bloggers, Health and Humour

  1. What a lovely tribute to your queen, Sally. She will always be remembered. I am honored to have been a part of this week’s blog posts. Thank you for rounding them all up for us!

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  2. Thanks for the guidance through this week, Sally. Thanks also to all the contributors, and i am sure this week will become unforgettable, as HRH suddenly died. I remember an interview BBC has done with her around the crown. She saw it first time again after her past ceremony, and was surprised how heavy it is. She studied the crown so closely, as if checking that every jewel is still there and real. Lol May she rest in peace! xx Michael

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  3. A wonderful and poignant tribute to the queen, Sally. I loved her Paddington Bear tea party as it shows how multi-faceted she was as a person. Strength, courage, and playfulness make a lovely combination. Thanks for the round-up of a busy week. I was delighted to be part of the fun. Hugs.

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  4. Indeed I think I agree with Paddington Bear.
    “Thank you Ma’am, for everything.”
    I hope she enjoys her marmalade sandwiches.
    The Playbus project I was involved ina dn which led to my story writing was a Queen’s Silver Jubilee project.
    I’m pleased, in my own small way, to be able to remember that.

    Thank you for this weeks posts.

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  5. Sal, how special you were Christened same year as our Majesty took reign. She will be sadly missed by so many of us, and remembered for generations to come. Thank you for mentioning my posts and upcoming podcast (next week!), too. And thank you for another fabulous week of entertainment and information. Hugs ❤ xxx

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