Welcome to the round up of posts you might have missed this week on Smorgasbord.
I hope your week has gone well. January went very quickly and cannot believe we are in February already.
The three of us with my mother in 2000 on their first visit to our home in Madrid.
It is a busy month in our family, as we three sisters all have our birthdays. My brother slipped into March and was a bit of a surprise as my mother was 40. She was always a good sailor but on our trip home from two years Sri Lanka, which was extended because of the Suez Canal crisis, she felt unwell. She went to the doctor on arriving home to the village where we had our home and he diagosed dispepsia! A month later she rang him and said dispepsia just kicked me.
I was four at the time and since my mother wanted a home birth I was packed off to Northampton with my aunt who travelled down to pick me up and take me back on a coach. I was a little brat and despite her best efforts and that of my cousin Roger then a teenager of 15, she had to return with me after only two days, as I was determined not to be left out of this massive event. My brother was born that night but I slept through it all, exhausted by my machinations! I was allowed in to meet him first thing the next morning and I don’t think that was the first time my mother said to me ‘You little monkey!’ lol.
My brother and I making a getaway…
Anyway here I am almost 70 and still getting up to mischief…
I was delighted to be the guest at Lisette Brodey’s Writer’s Chateau this week chatting about books, publishing, my amazing contributors and living in Ireland.. If you have not visited the interview then it would be great if you popped over. Lisette Brodey’s Writer’s Chateau Interview Sally Cronin
Part five of this series has gone out this week but I have made a pdf of the complete series and if anyone would like a copy email me on email@example.com
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 Fred Astaire and Leo Reisman, Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields and an example of The Black Bottom dance. Also the final post on the life and music of Sir George Shearing with a new series on the incredible Quincy Jones You can also find William – Blog– IMPROVISATION– William Price King on Tumblr
Debby Gies On Monday I shared one of her early guest posts here on an entertaining travel adventure and Debby has left some funnies for us during the week. Despite being on holiday 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 ‘P’. In Carol’s Monday Musings she explores Trans Fats, Battery Storage, Killer Fungi and a Natural Antibiotic…The Chilli Pepper and on Thursday Groundhog Day, Chinese Steamed Cakes, Knish, Cootie Catcher plus the 1st public Conviences…Catch up on all Carol’s posts: CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…29th January-4th February 2023-
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 1930 – Fred Astaire and Leo Reisman, Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields, The Blackbottom
William Price King Meets Music Legends – #Jazz – Sir George Shearing – The 1980s and Beyond
Smorgasbord Public Relations for Authors Recycled – Part Five – Who else might your Public Image impress?
#Poetry #Flash Fiction – Lullaby and The Charm Bracelet by Sally Cronin
Carol Taylor’s – Culinary A – Z Rewind – P’ for Pancakes, Paella, Pomelo, Pate, Pease Pudding and A Poke Bowl.
The Body our Greatest Asset – The Brain – Keeping the pathways clear of debris and staying mentally stimulated
A Funny Thing Happened, #Relationships D.G. Kaye
Growing Bookworms – The importance of colour when illustrating children’s books #childrensfiction #readingcommunity by Robbie Cheadle
#AuthorPromotions #GuestPosts – Christine Robinson – Hosted by The Story Reading Ape
New on the Shelves – #BoxSet – Foxy Mysteries Complete Collection 1 – 5: A Romanic Suspense Crime Adventure Series by Fiona Tarr
Book Review – #Parents #Grief – Ok, Little Bird by Deena Goldstein
Book Review Round Up January 2023 – #Montana Linda Bradley, #Romance Jill Weatherholt, #Family Judith Barrow, #Romance Staci Troilo, #poetry #loss Harmony Kent
Previous Reviews from 2022 – #Shortstory – #Supernatural – Breathless by Yvette Calleiro
Smorgasbord Blogger Spotlight February 1st 2023 – #Reviews Judith Barrow, Jacquie Biggar, Toni Pike, #Burnsnight Noelle Granger, #Monsters C.S. Boyack, #Mexico D.G. Kaye, #Genres Traci Kenworth,#Interview Lisette Brodey
January 2023 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Speeding Ticket and Three Wishes
February 2023 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Tattoos and Seven Cats
Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will join me again next week. Sally.