Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up – January 2nd – 8th 2023 – New Series, PR Authors, Big Band Era, Sir George Shearing, Karma, Culinary A-Z, Podcast, Book Reviews, The Brain, Funnies


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

It has been a pretty wild and windy week here and it seems the weather has been hitting most places with some unseasonal variations. I don’t want to wish my life away, especially when there is less in front that behind me, but an early spring would be appreciated.

Life has got back to normal after the holidays but we do have a few celebrations in the family to look forward to in the next few months. We have found one or two spots that we frequent in the area and looking forward to catching up with my two sisters in February in the UK after three years as we have some milestone birthdays between us.

On the blog front, a new series of Posts from Your Archives begins soon with the promotional post on Wednesday, a chance for bloggers to share two of their posts from the last six months of 2022… the catch being that I get to choose them. An opportunity to perhaps connect with a few more people.

There are several new books scheduled throughout January and if you do have a new release please let me know by emailing me on sally.cronin@moyhill.com so I can get you in the diary. If you have featured before I have all your details and just need the Amazon link, if you are new to the promotions then we can chat about that after you email me.

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

William Price King joined me this week to celebrate the Big Band Era and the dance crazes of the age and the start of a new series on Friday with the life and music of Sir George Shearing.  You can also find William Blog– IMPROVISATIONWilliam Price King on Tumblr

Debby Gies​ was here on Monday with an exploration of Karma… and also joined me for the laughter post. Over on her own blog you will find her review for Ida: Searching for the Jazz Baby by Frank Prem, and a post reminding us to take care of our physical, mental and emotional care, especially during highly emotional life events. Follow the link to Debby’s posts D.G. Kaye

Carol Taylor was here this week with her Culinary A-Z and the letter ‘N’. Over on her own blog you will find her first post of the new year Monday Musings with some goals she has planned for the year, on the Thursday Thoughts there is a reminder of soups.. always warming at this time of year and Carol’s plans to cut back on blogging while she focuses on her two cookbooks. You can catch up with the news: CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…2nd-7th January 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 1930s – Earl Burtnett and Cab Calloway

William Price King Meets Music Legends – #Jazz – Sir George Shearing – The Early Years

Spiritual Awareness – #Karma – The Law of Cause and Effect by D.G. Kaye

Carol Taylor’s – Culinary A – Z Rewind – ‘N’ is for Nicoise, Nori, Nuts, Noodles, Nettles and Naan Bread.

Mountains, Valley, Landscape

Podcast #Poetry #Flash Fiction – The Long Drop and Key Lime Pie by Sally Cronin

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Smorgasbord Health Column 2023 – The Body our Greatest Asset – The Brain- Introduction and Anatomy by Sally Cronin

Public Relations for Authors Recycled- Part One – People buy People First – Profile Photo

Smorgasbord Blogger Spotlight 2023 – #history Robbie Cheadle, #Funnies The Story Reading Ape, #Opportunities Marcia Meara, #Review Olga Nunez Miret, #Priorities Pete Springer, #Connections Jennie Fitzkee

#Romance – Unbranded (Montana Bred Series 1) by Linda Bradley

Previous Reviews from 2022 – #Children’s – Barty Barton: The Bear That Was Loved Too Much by Sue Wickstead

Smorgasbord Laughter Lines – January 2023 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Nutcracker and Long Flights

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

 

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – 26th December 2022 – January 1st 2023 – New Year celebrations, Short Stories, Music, Reviews, Funnies and Videos.


Welcome to the last round up of 2022 and the first of 2023 with the posts you might have missed during this festive week on Smorgasbord.

Happy New Year and I wish you an amazing 12 months ahead full of love, laughter, health and creativity.

I look forward to showcasing the results of that creativity and don’t forget if you have a new book coming out or available email me on sally.cronin@moyhill.com so we can chat about a promotion. It is FREE… and all it takes is a little bit of time before and during the process.

I hope you had a wonderful New Year’s Eve and yesterday there was a party here with the contributors and some music in celebration of the year passed and the year to come.

Head over to enjoy the music and meet the contributors in person..Smorgasbord New Year’s Eve Party

Normal service will resume tomorrow with another post from Debby Gies in her Spiritual Awareness series, this week on Karma…On Tuesday William Price King and I begin a new series with the top songs from the Big Band Era and the popular dances from the 1930s to the 1950s. On Wednesday Carol Taylor will be back with her A-Z of culinary terms and food with the letter ‘N’

Thanks very much for your visits during the year and for your very welcome comments and shares on social media.

On with the show

Christmas and New Year Special – #Story – You are never too old to be loved

Christmas and New Year Special – #Story The 1812 Overture

Antoine Gros, Painting, Oil On Canvas, Art, Artistic

Christmas and New Year Special – #Story – Prince Charming

Christmas and New Year Special – #Story – #Dogs – The Sanctuary

Podcast #Poetry The Leftovers

Mid-Winter, Snow, Ice Summits, Buried in the Snow

New Book on the Shelves – #WWII – Code Name: Iron Spear 1941 by Allan Hudson

Christmas and New Year Special – Alternative 12 days of Christmas by Sue Wickstead

Posts from Your Archives 2022 – Christmas and New Year Special- #HolidayExpenses #Charities Sharon Marchisello

Previous Reviews 2021 – #Paranormal, #UrbanFantasy, #Shortstories -Things Old and Forgotten by Mae Clair

December Book Reviews Round Up – #Memoir D.G. Kaye, #Romance Stevie Turner, #Fantasy #Fairies Colleen M. Chesebro, #Food #Environment David Moscow, #SocialMedia Alex Craigie

Laughter is the Best Medicine – Host Malcolm Allen December 2022

 

Thank you for dropping in today and wishing you a Happy New Year and look forward to sharing 2023 with you.. Sally.

Smorgasbord Christmas Blogger Weekly – December 21st 2022 – Jennie Fitzkee, Traci Kenworth, Cheryl Oreglia, Robbie Cheadle, Hugh Roberts, Richard Dee, Staci Troilo, Judith Barrow


There have been many wonderful posts this last couple of weeks by those in our writing community and I would like to share with you a very small selecton I have enjoyed.

Jennie Fitzkee shares the second part of her Teaching Lightbulb Moment and it is so inspiring to read about the teaching blocks that she created from art exhibitions to the circus..wonderful post

Head over to read this inspiring post: Jennie Fitzkee – My Light Bulb Moment part two

Traci Kenworth accompanies her blog posts with a selection of links to other posts from the writing community. Always a wonderful selection and here is just one of her pre-Christmas posts about eye lashes.

Head over to enjoy the post and follow the links to other blogger’s posts: Beauty it’s all in the lash

Cheryl Oreglia explores Advent and wonders how we should best use this time of year, from a spiritual perspective and as an opportunity to refine the type of person we are or choose to be.

Head over to read Cheryl’s thoughts on Advent and enjoy her take on life: What are we waiting for?

Robbie Cheadle writing on Writing to be Read with a moving tribute to author and poet Sue Vincent who sadly died in 2021. Still very much missed within the writing community.

Head over to enjoy Robbie’s moving post: Tribute to Sue Vincent author and poet.

Even if you are not taking a blogging break it is always a good idea to spend time on housekeeping your blog and archive files. As always Hugh Roberts offers some great tips on how to do this effectively.

Head over to make a note on the steps to take to tidy up your blog over the holidays: Help your blogging during December

A festive story from outer space from Richard Dockett a must read for Father Christmas sceptics…..

Head over to read this fantastic short story:Festive Flash Fiction – Maybe you were right.

Staci Troilo has a wonderful virtual cookie exchange with participants from around the world sharing their Christmas Cookie recipes… you can find links to these recipes in her post.. something to save for future holidays.

Head over to follow links to amazing cookie recipes whatever your dietary requirementsStaci’s Virtual Cookie Exchange

Judith Barrow has a new book out in January ‘Sisters’ that I am really looking forward to reading, and in this post Judith tells the story of two sisters who both in their way became famous in the 18th and 19th century writer  Ann Hatton and actress Sarah Siddon.

Head over to read this fascinating story: Ann Hatton ( Ann of Swansea) and Sarah Siddon #FamousSisters

 

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to read these posts in full. Have an amazing holidays.

 

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up November 21st – 27th 2022 – Author Interviews, Reviews, Chart Hits 1950s, Culinary A-Z, Tony Bennett, Podcast, Christmas Book Fair, Humour


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

Hope you are all well and a busy week I am sure for those of you celebrating family Thanksgiving gatherings. I find it hard to believe it is December round the corner and another year coming to a close.

I have been out and about with Debby Gies this week on Tuesday for a Q&A which gave the new book a lovely boost… and she generously reviewed the collection too for her Sunday Book Review.

I have also been scheduling the Christmas and New Year archive posts and some wonderful contributions already. There are still some spaces left before the 15th of December and also after Christmas for any New Year Posts you would like to share.

Details are in this post: Posts from Your Archives – 2022 – Christmas and New Year Special

Contributor News this week.

William Price King joined me for The Breakfast Show for the next in the series on hits from the 1940s and the next post in the series about the wonderful performer Tony Bennett and his music in the 1970s and 80s.  You can also find William Blog– IMPROVISATIONWilliam Price King on Tumblr

Debby Gies​ is here on Monday morning with the next post in her Spiritual Awareness series .. Over on her own blog apart from the two posts I have already linked to you can enjoy another Q&A with author Jacqui Murray. Follow the link to Debby’s posts D.G. Kaye

Carol Taylor was be here on Wednesday with her  A-Z of food with the letter ‘L’…on her own blog you will find Monday Musings with a cautionary tale from Clive about scammers, and a kind promotion for Variety is the Spice of Life, A wonderful recipe for Red Thai curry with mushrooms as a delicious plant based meal, A look at edible flowers and a trip to the local market for some exotics that in Thailand are everyday foods. Head over to check the posts out CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…20th- 26th November 2022

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 1950s – Bill Haley, The Platters, Frankie Lane and Pattie Page

William Price King meets the Music Legends – Tony Bennett – The 1970s and 1980s The Rollercoaster Years

Carol Taylor’s – Culinary A – Z Rewind – ‘L’ is for Lamb, Lavender, Lemon/ Lime Meringue Pie, Liquorice and Liver…

Podcast – #Poetry #Flash Fiction – December and Sea Mist

Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – November 27th 2022 – Pete Springer, Marcia Meara, D.G. Kaye, Anne R. Allen with Sue Coletta, D. Wallace Peach, Judith Barrow with M. J. Mallon, John Howell with Harmony Kent

#Mystery #Thriller Genuine Deceit by Joy York

Previous Reviews 2021- #Western #Romance – Tumblestar by Sandra Cox.

Previous Reviews from 2022 – #Christmas #Romance – Love, Me by Jacquie Biggar

Previous Reviews 2021 – #Children – Brody Cody and the Stepmother from Outer Space by Toni Pike

#Fantasy D.Wallace Peach, #Memoir D.G. Kaye, #Familysaga Judith Barrow

– #Poetry Colleen M. Chesebro, #SouthernCulture Claire Fullerton, #CrimeThriller Joan Hall

#Fantasy Dan Antion, #Biography John Cornelius Rogers and Sue Bavey, #SocialMedia #Cyberbullying Alex Craigie

#Shortstory Silent Night by Abbie Johnson Taylor

Christmas and New Year Special – Short Story, The Bike by D.L. Finn

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin November 22nd 2022- Thanksgiving food and Students

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin November 24th 2022 – Turkey Dilemmas and Betting slips

 

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

Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – November 27th 2022 – Pete Springer, Marcia Meara, D.G. Kaye, Anne R. Allen with Sue Coletta, D. Wallace Peach, Judith Barrow with M. J. Mallon, John Howell with Harmony Kent


Just a small selection of posts I have enjoyed over the last week and I hope you will head over to enjoy in full. Thanks Sally.

Pete Springer shares some of the lessons that might not be in the curriculum but which are vitally important for a child to learn. Kindness, empathy, friendship are attributes that will stand them in good stead as they progress through school and college, at work and in relationships.

Head over to read this thought provoking post from Pete: Pete Springer – The most important lessons in school

Marcia Meara celebrated Thanksgiving with some brilliant funnies….here are one or two to whet your appetite and head over to enjoy the rest.

Head over to enjoy the rest of the funnies: Marcia Meara Thorsday Smile – Thanksgiving

Debby Gies shares her November writer’s links with some very helpful information and advice for authors and bloggers from Hugh Roberts, Anne R. Allen, Beem Weeks, Sue Coletta, Joan Hall and Natalie Ducey.

Head over to check out the links: Writer’s Tips November Edition – WordPress Hacks, Writing Timelines, Creating Audio Books, Editing Tips, and Social Media

One of the links recommended by Debby is one by Sue Coletta as a guest of Anne R. Allen. Sue is using TikTok to market her books and she shares her process of getting to know the platform and finding the best way to promote her books.

Head over to discover how TikTok might work for you: TikTok works for all genres

Diana Peach with a fabulous story that covers the festive season from Thanksgiving to Christmas …hilarious and converted me lol… Talking Turkey.

Head over to enjoy this wonderful story: Diana Peach – Myths of the Mirror – Talking Turkey

Marjorie Mallon joins Judith Barrow as part of the Places in our Memories series, sharing her love of Botanical Gardens and some of the photographs that has inspired her poetry and stories.

Head over to enjoy Marje’s memories and photographs: Judith Barrow, Places in our Memories with Marjorie Mallon

John Howell is host to Harmony Kent as she shares her new collection of poetry and one her poems which is stunning.

 Head over to discover more about Harmony’s latest collection of poetry: Guest post Harmony Kent with John Howell.

 

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will enjoy these posts as much as I did… thanks Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up – 14th – 20th November 2022 – New Book, Tony Bennett, Hits of the 40s, Spiritual Awareness, Christmas Book Fair, Podcast, Health, Bloggers and Funnies


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

I hope you are all well and I am sure a busy time for those you preparing for Thanksgiving with family and friends.Wishing you a very Happy Holiday.

We celebrated are 42nd anniversary this week with lunch out at a local hotel and enjoyed a very nice meal. You will also find a special edition of the funnies in the Laughter section.

My latest WIP reached the point of no return and was published on Friday… today the ebook and paperback came together so I decided to do my promotion this morning. I hope you will pop in to the post to find out more about it.

Follow the link: Variety is the Spice of Life: A Blend of Poetry and Prose

There is a special series of Posts from your Archives for the Christmas and New Year season and if you would like to share one of your posts with us, then here are all the details along with one of my Christmas themed stories to give you an idea of how it will look. I have already scheduled 10 fantastic posts from authors who are participating and look forward to hearing from you. Don’t forget to look at your January posts too as this goes through to 2023.

Posts from Your Archives – 2022 – Christmas and New Year Special

Contributor News this week.

William Price King joined me for The Breakfast Show for the next in the series on hits from the 1940s and the next post in the series about the wonderful performer Tony Bennett and his music in the 1960s.  You can also find William Blog– IMPROVISATIONWilliam Price King on Tumblr

Debby Gies​ was here on Monday morning with the next post in her Spiritual Awareness series on Angels… Over on her own blog you can enjoy Debby’s Sunday Book Review for Do What You Love by Marjorie Mallon also a wonderful selection of useful writer’s links, a poem from the heart and her latest podcast, Grief the Real Talk Follow the link to Debby’s posts D.G. Kaye

Carol Taylor will be here on Wednesday with her  A-Z of food with the letter ‘L’…on her own blog you will find a fabulous recipe for Christmas Pudding, a poignant Remembrance Day post, a recipe for Thai Panang Chicken Curry, some great healthy eating options and you can join Carol on her visit to her local market with amazing fresh produce. Head over to check the posts out Carol Taylor’s Weekly Round Up

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 1950s – Nat King Cole, Big Joe Turner, Mel Blanc, Vera Lynn

William Price King meets the Music Legends – Tony Bennett – The 1960s Posted on November 18, 2022

Spiritual Awareness – Decoding Sequenced Angel Messages in Numbers by D.G. Kaye

Thanksgiving and Strawberry Jam by Sally Cronin

Winterise your Body – Influenza by Sally Cronin

Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – November 19th 2022 – Staci Troilo, Darlene Foster, Dorothy Grover-Read, Judith Barrow with Phil Rowlands, Cheryl Oreglia, Robbie Cheadle with Daniel Kemp

Smorgasbord Christmas Book Fair 2022 – #Poetry – Annette Rochelle Aben, Harmony Kent, Bette A. Stevens.

#Mystery Noelle A. Granger – #Caravans #Dogs Jacqueline Lambert, #History Paulette Mahurin

#Anthology – Distant Flickers: Stories of Identity & Loss

Previous Reviews 2021 – #Psychological #Mystery- House of Sorrow: Legends of Madeira by Joan Hall

Previous Reviews 2021- #Children’s #Fairies – The Tree Fairies by D.L. Finn

Previous Reviews 2021- #Contemporary – Matilda Windsor Is Coming Home by Anne Goodwin

42nd Anniversary Edition – Marriage – Hosts David and Sally Cronin

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Grandpas and Hell Freezing Over

 

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

Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – November 19th 2022 – Staci Troilo, Darlene Foster, Dorothy Grover-Read, Judith Barrow with Phil Rowlands, Cheryl Oreglia, Robbie Cheadle with Daniel Kemp


A small selection of posts I have enjoyed this week and I hope you will head over to read in full.. thanks Sally

First calling all cookie bakers... Staci Troilo hosts a cookie exchange every Christmas and it is a wonderful way to spread the festive spirit and share fantastic recipes you have inherited from family or discovered along the way.. here are the two links to visit.

This year’s introduction post: Staci Troilo’s Second Cookie Exchange

The sign up form for the Cookie Exchange: Register The Cookie Exchange

Darlene Foster takes us on a tour of Prince Edward Island and if you are a fan of Anne of Green Gables in the next post Darlene will be paying Green Gables a visit. In the meantime some wonderful photographs and facts about the island.

Head over to enjoy this tour of Prince Edward Island: A Province Fit for a King by Darlene Foster

Sadly Dorothy Grover- Read  lost her beloved sister Jan the morning after Halloween and in her honour shares a special family recipe for parsley and cheese bread. A bittersweet post that makes you appreciate the time you have with sisters all the more.

Head over to read this heartwarming post and get the recipe: Jan’s Parsley and Cheese Bread.

Judith Barrow is joined by author Phil Rowlands who shares his memories of childhood holidays in Wales with plenty of adventures and seals… a lovely read

Head over to enjoy Phil’s adventures in Wales: Places in our Memories Judith Barrow with Phil Rowlands

Cheryl Oreglia comments on the division within our society over many issues and explores the approach taken by Lady Bird Johnson both as a wife and First Lady, to bring conciliation and a way to move forward with grace.

Head over to discover more about Lady Bird Johnson and her life: Cheryl Oreglia and The Lady Bird approach

Robbie Cheadle shares her fantastic review for the thriller The Widow’s Son by Daniel Kemp, who many of you are familiar with as our open mic contributor with some of the best funnies around. This book sounds like a compelling read.

Head over to discover more about the book and read Robbie’s review: Robbie Cheadle’s review The Widow’s Son by Daniel Kemp

 

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will enjoy these posts as much as I have. Sally

Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – November 7th 2022 – Pete Springer, Judith Barrow with Jane Risdon, Patty Fletcher, Robbie Cheadle, John Howell.


A small selection of posts I have enjoyed over the last week or so and I hope you will head over to enjoy in full.

Pete Springer shares the amazing Humboldt County Children’s Author Festival which he is a volunteer for. Every two years the festival brings 25 authors to give talks in the schools in the area, meet the children and share their writing. Logistically challenging but as you will see it was an incredible success again this year.

Head over to enjoy the author festival: A Noble Cause by Pete Springer

Jane Risdon joins Judith Barrow to share her memories of her childhood and her grandfather’s house of treasures…Jane comes from an army background with connections to India and Singapore and it is fascinating to learn more about the history and travels of her family.

Join Jane and Judith on this trip down Memory Lane: Places in our Memories with Judith Barrow and Jane Risdon

Patty Fletcher is joined by poet Joan Myles as she relates her experiences with her new Seeing Eye® Dog Aries. An inspiring story.

Patty Fletcher

Head over to read this inspiring story: A dog names Dignity with poet Joan Myles

Robbie Cheadle is not just a master baker who creates wonderul figures in fondant icing, she is also a dab hand with savoury dishes and here is her recipe for curried mince.

Head over to grab the recipe: Robbie Cheadle’s Curried Mince

I do wonder how the electric car will develop, particularly with the battery technology to ensure better mileage and sustainability.  John Howell shares an interesting development .A breakthrough in electric vehicle fast-charging battery design from Penn State has enabled a 10-minute charge time for a typical EV battery.

Head over to read about this development: John Howell – Good News TGIF Friday

 

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to enjoy the posts in full.. thanks Sally.

 

Smorgasbord Weekly Round Up – October 31st – November 6th 2022 – Hits 1940s, Tony Bennett, Spiritual Awareness, Poetry, Podcast, Book Reviews, Health and Humour


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

I hope you have had a good week so far although I do find it hard to believe we are in November already. I don’t know where this year has gone but it seems to have flown by. Still I guess it is true, time flies when you are having fun!

We have had three heavy storms come across us in the last week and on one day 90 mph gusts. No major damage but we did lose our metal birdseed tree which was a favourite with the garden visitors as it snapped in two as it feel on to the patio. Thankfully the bird feed pyramid that David built on the stump of an old tree survived and at least our resident birds managed to get some food in the gaps in the weather. In a complete contrast there will be a couple of days in this next week with warm temperatures and sunshine.

My next book is finished and is now going to be polished and my tapestry is completed and will go to be stretched and framed. I have been enjoy my two hours every afternoon getting back into the needlework groove so I have ordered a new piece which should arrive this week. It is a big canvas and will keep me busy for a few months.

Contributor News this week.

William Price King joined me for The Breakfast Show for the next in the series on hits from the 1940s and the first post in the series about the ultimate showman Tony Bennett.  You can also find William Blog– IMPROVISATIONWilliam Price King on Tumblr

Debby Gies​ was here on Monday morning with her next post in her Spiritual Awareness series on Angels….and she joined me for the laughter post on Tuesday with some funnies she had found for us. Over on her own blog you can enjoy Debby’s Sunday Book Review for A Ride Down the Milky Way by Sherri-Lee Viitala, and a post on the therapy that writing brings in its many formats.  Follow the link to Debby’s posts D.G. Kaye

Carol Taylor is here on Wednesday with her  A-Z of food with the letter ‘K’…on her own blog you will find Monday Musings on all things Halloween, a wonderful recipe for Chicken Pie with Filo Pastry for something a little lighter Roasted Onions with Sun Dried Tomatoes, The renowned cuisine of France, more about roots including the Lotus Root, Saturday Snippets where the prompt is Ginger.   Here is the link to Carol’s round up CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…24th October- 5th November 2022

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 1940s – Bing Crosby, The Mills Brothers, Johnny Mercer, Freddy Martin

William Price King meets the Music Legends – Tony Bennett – Introduction and Early Years

Spiritual Awareness – Fey – Cutting Emotional Cords with Archangels by D.G. Kaye

#Memoir – Life on the Ocean Wave – Part Five -1943 – 1946 – HMS Forth and captured U-boats, Ceylon, HMS Woolwich, Earl Mountbatten by Eric Coleman

Poetry – Dorothy Cronin (1949- 2006) – One Day at a Time

#Poetry #Flash Fiction – Recycling Centre and Storm Windows

Smorgasbord Health Column – #Obesity #Hunger – The role #Leptin plays in weight loss

Stress, Man, Hand, Flames, Burn, Fire, Face, Old

#Headaches – Possible triggers and the nutritional factor by Sally Cronin

#Photography #Poetry #Flash – Do What You love: Fragility Of Your Flame Poems, Photography and Flash Fiction by M.J. Mallon

October Round Up – Kwan Kew Lai, Chris Hall, D.L. Finn, Jan Sikes, Jacqui Murray, Dan Antion

Previous Reviews 2021 – #Family # Murder #Mystery – Going Home by Sharon Marchisello

Previous Reviews 2021 – #Teen/YA #Sci-fi #Fantasy – The Syk’m by Richard Dee

Previous Reviews 2021- #Fantasy #Adventure – The Ferryman and the Sea Witch by D.Wallace Peach

D.G.Kaye with Christy Birmingham-Reyes, Ritu Bhathal, Pete Springer, Audrey Driscoll, Traci Kenworth

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Puppy adoption and Husband Mart

Host Sally Cronin – Cats glorious Cats and Excuse Notes.

 

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

 

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – 12th – 18th September 2022 – Tapestry, Chart Hits 2003,Water Devining, Book Reviews, Blogger Stars, Food A-Z, Health and Humour


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

A mixed week for us with sun and rain and I took advantage of the sunshine to empty and refill some of the flower pots with autumn bloomers. I also took some photographs of our trees whilst they still have leaves on them. They will be useful when we put together the images when the house goes on the market, likely mid to late October when most of the leaves will be gone. At least prospective buyers will be able to see what it can look like.

I have also picked up my tapestry again after a break of some years where blogging and writing seemed to fill most of the waking hours of the day. I have eight full size canvases around the house and some smaller ones going back 30 years to when we lived in London and I gave up smoking. I needed something to keep my fingers busy when watching television so began the first one in 1992. I have two unfinished pieces, one of which is a mother elephant and her calf which is about a metre square which is a major project. I am hoping the mild weather continues for a little while longer as I am enjoying sitting in the garden and sewing.  Here are two of my full size pieces including my first effort Van Gogh’s sunflowers. Blogging and writing are still high on my priority list but I had forgotten the pleasure working with these pieces brought me.

Contributor News this week.

William Price King joined me for The Breakfast Show for the second part of chart hits from 2003 and the finale of the series on Pavarotti. Coming up in a few weeks we step back in time back to the 40s and 50s for the rest of the year. Get your dancing shoes ready. You can also find William Blog– IMPROVISATIONWilliam Price King on Tumblr

Debby Gies​ will be here tomorrow morning with her next post in her Spiritual Awareness series… and over on her own blog there is a lovely tribute to her brother-in-law who sadly passed away this week, her monthly writer’s tips packed with useful information and ideas and her Sunday Book Review for Upon Departure by John Roedel. Follow the link to Debby’s posts D.G. Kaye

Carol Taylor was here on Wednesday with her  A-Z of food with the letter ‘G’… on her own blog she welcomed us to September with her Monday Musings, a recipe for eggy bread with crumpets, spinach, feta cheese, thyme and mushrooms, a review of aromatic leaves including Sassafras and Nasturtium Leaves and Saturday Snippets where she explore’s the word ‘Bread’. Head over to enjoy Carol’s Weekly Round Up

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

The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 2003 Part Two – Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow, Evanescence, Annie Lennox, Celine Dion

Music Legends – #Classical – Luciano Pavarotti – The Finale

Carol Taylor’s – Culinary A – Z Rewind – ‘G’ for Ginger, Garlic, Guacamole, Goosefat and Gribige…

Milestones Along the Way – #Ireland #1930s – The Yards of Waterford by Geoff Cronin

Milestones Along the Way – #Ireland #1930s – Divine Guidance by Geoff Cronin

Podcast – #Poetry and #Flash – A Celebration and Tramp’s Heartbreak by Sally Cronin

Creatures, Wild Animals, Bird, Dove, Measurement

Size Matters: The Sequel – #Morbid Obesity – #Weightloss – How much should you weigh? by Sally Cronin

Smorgasbord Health Column – Ancient Healing Therapies – Acupuncture by Sally Cronin

#Fantasy – The Necromancer’s Daughter by D.Wallace Peach

– #Poetry – A Specialist At The Recycled Heart (Free Verse Poetry) by Frank Prem

September 12th 2022 – #Bullying Pete Springer, #Memories Robbie Cheadle and Judith Barrow, #Luck Marcia Meara, #Reviews Sandra Cox, #Grief D.G. Kaye

#Historical Andrew Joyce, #Historical Paulette Mahurin

Close up of Big Red Kitty at rest

#Feralcats Big Red Kitty Callie by Nikki Frie

 

#Shortstory #Snowstorm #Outage by D.L. Finn

#History – Nancy and the “Wilson Schoolbus” by Joy Neal Kidney

#Legohouses #Denbies by Sue Wickstead

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – ATM’s and Spaghetti

Irish Weather The Musical with International guests presented by I.V.E Mildew… AKA Herself.

 

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