Welcome to the round up with posts that you might have missed during the week here on Smorgasbord.
I hope you are doing well.. lots going on in the world as usual, and Europe in particular appears to be struggling to contain Covid with many countries seeing a new wave forming. Unfortunately, as in the case of Paris.. giving the population even a few hours notice means that millions pack up and leave for rural areas.. but if it is a hotbed of infection that increases the spread of the disease further across the country. I know it sounds draconian but I don’t think you should announce there is going to be a lockdown in 12hours or three days. You just do it and stop anyone leaving. It would also stop the idiots who decide to throw a massive party the night before lockdown because of the restrictions coming in to force the next morning… The virus is not going to wait until the next morning to infect you.. it is an opportunist and will be very happy to join the party…Sounds like a recipe for disaster…
Ignore me I am just being a grumpy old woman this morning.
We have had a few days of sunshine and I have been sitting in the garden in the afternoons with my reader and enjoying living in another world.. that is the great thing about fantasy of all kinds, although kind of disturbing when you prefer the fantasy world to the one you currently live in! Apparently it will be a little cloudier in coming days but I hope to be able to sneak out for an hour or two.
And, I am so much luckier than many by having a garden to sit in and for us both to be in good health.. More or less as my knee dislocated two weeks ago.. it does that when it gets tetchy as I am missing a ligament.. however it pops back nicely. This time I was over compensating as I hobbled around using a stick, and this irritated my other hip and then my back went out in sympathy. I was pretty much immobile for the last 10 days but improving daily.This is not the first time and won’t be the last and it is mainly due to me not being able to swim everyday in a weightless environment, which keeps the necessary muscles tight and supportive.
Once the swimming pools reopen I will get back to it, despite my reluctance to be seen in public in a bathing suit and the necessity to wear a bathing cap that is dreadfully unflattering, and to my mind pretty useless at stopping hair clogging the outlets or spreading unsavoury particles. Especially when you think some men are extremely hairy all over including beards etc, and have far more follicles that I do on my head… perhaps they should be wearing an all in one rubber suit in the pool or clingfilm….now there’s a vision!
As always I am hugely grateful to William Price King, Debby Gies and Carol Taylor for sharing their love of music, humour and the environment with us.
I know that many of you already know that Debby’s husband has been diagnosed with advanced cancer and is now home with her. Whilst her focus in on G’s care and well-being, Debby is still visiting blogs, share posts and connecting with her friends in the writing community when she has some time to spare. Very important to have that small window of outside interaction when you are a full-time carer. You can read her latest update and I know she would welcome your comments – Update blogging, health and wellness
Debby would like the funnies that we collaborate on to continue, so I will be raiding the archives here and on her Facebook for upcoming posts and they will go out as usual on Tuesday and Thursdays.
Debby is working on her next Realm of Relationship Column but rather than have the pressure of a deadline, we thought we might share the first posts of the series which began in January 2020 every Monday to bring new readers to the blog up to speed. They start on March 29th.
I think that is us up to date… so on with the week’s posts.
– The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1965 Part One
Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen – #Crumpets, #Baking Soda, #Minced Garlic and Egg Boxes uses.
– A return to Tales from the Irish Garden – Winter: Chapter Five – The Dapperman
Chesebro’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Challenge No 216 – #shadorma – Mother Earth
#Fantasy – Soul Swallowers (The Shattered Sea Book 1) by D.Wallace Peach
Past Book Reviews 2020 – The Cruel Romance: A Novel of Love and War by Marina Osipova
Past Book Reviews 2020 – #Thriller – The Reckoning Squad by S. Burke
Sunday 14th March 2021 – #Interview D.Wallace Peach, #Reading Robbie Cheadle, #RoundUp Carol Taylor
#ReaderPeeves Anner R. Allen, #Reviewing The Story Reading Ape,#Bookoffer Andrew Joyce..
#Interview D.G.Kaye and M.J. Mallon, #IOW Stevie Turner, #Funnies Marcia Meara
Thursday March 18th 2021 #Audiobook Annie Chiappetta, #Reblogging Hugh Roberts, #Indiancookery Sowmya’s Spicy Corner
#FREE Book Marketing Opportunities 2021 – Making the most of your promotion
Recent reviews – #Wolves Elizabeth Jade, #Bees Paul Noel
New Authors on the Shelves – #Poetry – Rhythm Flourishing: A Collection of Kindku and Sixku by Cendrine Marrouat and David Ellis
#Memoir – Arranging a Dream by J.Q. Rose
#Poetry – Midnight Haiku: : A Year in Contemplation by Sue Vincent
#Paranormal Marcia Meara, #Supernatural Adele Marie Park, #Poetry Harmony Kent, #Adventure Audrey Driscoll.
-#SocialMedia – The Importance of Rules and Regulations and Why We Should Follow Them by Patty L. Fletcher
-#Grief: Collective Underpinnings In Sudden Loss and Importance of One’s Personal Journey. LaDonna Remy MSW, LICSW
– #Life #1960s A Birthday Reflection by Gwen M. Plano
Turning Back the Clock 2021 – Part Ten – Anti-Aging- Keeping the Brain Young
What causes your Cravings? – Part One – Dehydration
March 16th 2021 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Hippos and Doctor one liners
March 18th 2021 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Pants and Chimp Wisdom
Mid-week boost – More humour from the family….Ketchup and Catfish
March 19th 2021 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Marriage Alphabet and Anesthesiology
Thank you very much for dropping in today and for your support.. I hope you will join me again next week..Sally.