We got back from the UK on Thursday night and it was a terrific two weeks away. The weather was wonderful until the last couple of days, but we had been keeping an eye on the four storm fronts coming up from the south. These days forecasts are very accurate and we saw that Tuesday when we were due to catch our ferry was going to have waves over 20ft high.. We had a flexible ticket so moved our booking to Thursday which looked like the calmest day of the week. As it happened we crossed in the only four hour window of calm which has to be the luck of the Irish.
It was great to be in the company of a dog again, and Miss Ellie is well used to us as a family. The break and spending a lot off time unplugged did us both good and we are now back with batteries fully charged and ready to go.
I tried to keep up with comments once a day, but apologies if I missed yours. I am very grateful for all the generous post sharing that went on in my absence and also your messages.
We had to stay in a hotel due to the change and if you are heading to South Wales we can recommend The Cliff Hotel… fantastic views and great walks. The Cliff Hotel Gwbert Wales
Here are the posts from this week…
In the last of the current series by William Price King, who will be moving to a different schedule, he interviews American composer Mark Bradley about his life, work and the future.
Writer in Residence Rewind – Proto-Indo Europeans and the origins of language – Paul Andruss.
In this post, Paul explores some of the assumptions made about the development of our individual languages from a common root many thousands of years ago. He also addresses the question of whether languages were spread by conquerors sweeping across continents or farmers gently moving across fertile plains and establishing communities that fed and watered the nomadic tribes who came after them. I am sure that Paul would love to hear your views and answer your questions.
Carol Taylor has been taking a break whilst I was away but will be back this week with a new post. In the meantime….. I have started to reshare our joint series last year with the health benefits of what I consider to be essential foods, and Carol turns them into delicious meals. This week – Honey – Nectar of the Gods.
New series of Posts from your Archives from the amusing and talented Linda Bethea
The Sunday Interview – Getting to Know You – Poet and author Dorinda Duclos
If you had intended to participate in this series then can you get your answers to your questions to me soon as I will be starting to get a new series ready for Christmas…..
Here is the link to find out more about Getting to Know You : https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/04/22/the-new-series-of-the-smorgasbord-sunday-interview-geting-to-know-you-and-i-will-go-first/
Short Stories – What’s in a Name.
Two stories about people with a name beginning with ‘H’. Both of which share the darker side of life.
Hannah – Finding a Way to Move On.
Hector – The Homecoming
Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves
Cafe and Bookstore Update and reviews
Smorgasbord Health Column
An update on the erosion caused to our teeth by drinking mineral water that is too acidic.
An update on the research into the effect of curcumin, the active ingredient of turmeric, on cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and inflammation.
Laughter Lines and Afternoon Video
We all love Lawyers… right?
A shaggy pirate tale or two and a word from their parrots.
Thank you once again for all you support and hope you will drop in next week for more of the same.