Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Round up -13th – 19th February 2023 – Birthdays, Archive Posts, Big Band Era, Quincy Jones, Heart Health Online Dating, Foods ‘Q’ , Podcast, Book Reviews, Funnies

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

I hope the week has treated you well. We where out to lunch on Monday to celebrate my 70th birthday and the treats spilled over to Valentine’s Day, even after 43 years still something we like to celebrate.

This week is my 2nd eldest sister Diana’s 80th birthday so cause for more celebrations in the family. The three of us are all in February, and my brother slipped into March. A busy time of year for parties.

It is also my blogging anniversary today and hard to believe that it is 11 years since I signed up with WordPress… time really does fly when you are having fun.

Apart from a lovely lunch on Monday I have also been out and about this week…with the lovely Robbie Cheadle talking about poetry, sharing one of my favourites and one from by latest collection, plus a wonderful review from Robbie for Variety is the Spice of Life. Thanks to Kaye Lynne Booth too for her hospitality on Writing to be Read.

I hope you will head over to read the post: Writing to be Read : Interview with Robbie Cheadle

If you would like to share two posts from your archives in this current season please let me know if you are happy for me to delve into your archives to select them. I am currently scheduling for the first week in April. It would be lovely to have a few more.

As always my thanks to my friends who contribute to the blog…

William Price King joined me this week for the Big Band Era with Billie Holiday and Bunny Berigan, Count Basie and The Tango…Also the next post on the life and music of the incredible Quincy Jones You can also find William Blog– IMPROVISATIONWilliam Price King on Tumblr

Debby Gies​ was here on Monday with a repeat post from her series on relationships in time for Valentine’s Day. Online dating is big business and whilst many find love, many also find scammers and Debby offers some practical advice on how to stay safe…She also shares one of the posts from her archives on the subject of telecommunications.  Despite being on her winter break in Mexico she is still visiting posts and commenting, not just here but around the writing community. Follow the link to Debby’s blog to browse her archives D.G. Kaye

Carol Taylor was here on Wednesday with her A-Z of food and the letter ‘Q’. In her Monday Musings Carol looks at another antibiotic alternative.. Grapefruit Seed Extract  look at food packaging and in particular takeaway containers and some lovely music from Oliver.Catch up with this post and her other posts this week Carol Taylor’s Weekly Round Up 12th -18th February

Thank you very much for your visits, comments and shares to social media, as always it is appreciated ♥

On with the show…..

The Big Band Era with William Price King and Sally Cronin 1930s – Billie Holiday with Bunny Berigan and Count Basie, The Tango

William Price King Meets Music Legends – #Musician #Producer #Humanitarian Quincy Jones Part Two 1960s

D. G. Kaye Explores the Realms of Relationships – Online Dating – Staying Safe

Carol Taylor’s – Culinary A – Z Rewind – ‘Q’ for Quince, Quail, Quenelles and Quesadillas

Podcast #Poetry #Flash Fiction – Dolphins and Winning by Sally Cronin

Blocked artery 3 - Baloon inflated

The Body our Greatest Asset – The Heart – Part Two – Angina, Arrythmia and Valve disorders by Sally Cronin

Book Review #ComingofAge, #Family #Relationships – Strange Hwy: Short Stories by Beem Weeks

Previous Reviews from 2022 – #Fantasy #Adventure – Wreck of the Lanternfish by C.S. Boyack

The Grass is not Always Greener – #Tech Woes – From #Rogers to #BellCanada and Back by D.G. Kaye

#Recipes from around the world: Prawn pasta bake by Robbie Cheadle

#AuthorPromotions #NewBookPromotions The Story Reading Ape

#Thriller #Sci-Fi #Religion – Redemption: A Father’s Fatal Decision by Gwen Plano

#FinancialThriller – The Dish Dog by Peter Davidson

Sally’s Favourites – Valentine’s Day the lighter side of Romance.

Sally’s Favourites – Ipads, Kale and a Shaggy Cake Story


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

52 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Round up -13th – 19th February 2023 – Birthdays, Archive Posts, Big Band Era, Quincy Jones, Heart Health Online Dating, Foods ‘Q’ , Podcast, Book Reviews, Funnies

  1. Happy anniversary celebrations (43rd) and 70th birthday greetings. Also to your sisters. Expensive time indeed. October is the most expensive in my family. My hubby’s birthday is also Feb 14th. You and I both celebrate 11 years with WordPress…if you and I had not signed up we’d never have met. That is deep! Happy days ahead, Sally, enjoy everything and stay well. Here’s hoping we both enjoy another 11 years blogging. Keep smiling and carry on. Jane xx

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  2. What a celebration — birthday and anniversary. Hugs on both counts! 🤗 Thank you for sharing the Roundup, always amazing! And thank you for including my book–all smiles.

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  3. Thanks for keeping us updated Sal, and for another fantastic week here. So happy you’re celebrating all the birthdays with family, and congrats on your 11th year blogging. Wow! ❤ ❤

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  5. Happy belated birthday, Sally! I hope it was wonderful. Your family sounds like mine with a lot of birthdays crowded into one month, only our month is January.

    Another wonderful round up.I love the lions and the dogs playing!

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  6. Congratulations on all of the milestones, Sally. (birthday, Valentine’s anniversary, and blog anniversary.) Have you ever considered reblogging any of your first posts? I’ll bet it would be interesting for many of your readers How long was it before your blog really took off?

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  7. Another busy week in many ways.
    Just checking to make sure I caught up with it all.
    Funny how sometimes all birthdays and celebration dates connect.
    Looking forward to a birth on Wednesday when Alexander’s baby sister arrives…
    Thanks for the week full of information and fun.

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