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.

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


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

Pete Springer shares an experience in the gym which left him feeling that he might have done more to prevent an injustice. A thought provoking post.

Head over to read this thought provoking post: Pete Springer and Second Chances

Robbie Cheadle is a guest of Judith Barrow in her series Places in Our Memories.. Robbie lives in South Africa and has some special memories of her three sisters being born and moving to George in the Cape as a child and exploring some interesting features around the house.

Head over to enjoy Robbie’s photos and memories: Places in our Memories with Robbie Cheadle and Judith Barrow

Marcia Meara has a new Monday feature where she asks for our thoughts on a prompt.. this week it was good luck/bad luck and what we believe in.

Head over to add what you consider to be lucky/unlucky: Marcia Meara – Monday Musings Goodluck/Badluck

Delighted to receive a wonderful review for Size Matters from Sandra Cox and I was in great company with Diana Peach and S.L. Hollister… I hope you will head over to enjoy..

Head over to enjoy Sandra’s reviews: Sandra Cox’s Blogspot

Debby Gies has a new podcast beginning soon and in her post she shares some of her Grief Diaries about isolation and supporting others close to you as they suffer one of the most devastating life events.

Head over to find out more about Debby’s new podcast and thoughts on grief: From this side of grief, depression and the silent killer

 

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to read these posts in full… Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up- 22nd – 28th September 2022 – #IrishDNA, Pavarotti, #Waterford, Empaths, #Obesity Podcast, Poetry, Book Reviews, Afternoon Videos


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

I hope your week has gone well. The house decoration is still going well and still waiting for return calls from outside contractors to come in to do some maintenance work but hopeful that will be done in the next couple of weekends.

Genetic update

I received my annual Ancestry update which proved very interesting. Millions will have uploaded their DNA in the last 12 months and it means that my own DNA has been updated based on their results. As you can see from the first image, I am definitely a mongrel! What is intersting is that for the first time my Irish and Welsh ancestry exceeds my English.

My nordic bloodline has also expanded and this is probably because my Irish genes have been identified across a wider area of the South East of the country, up the West as far as Galway. The Vikings were all over the area in those days and I imagine a fair bit of pillaging went on if you know what I mean…

Also on my father’s side on the East Coast of England where raids from the Northmen were frequent. He was tall and blonde as a young man and I can definitely see that genetic link in him.

Anyway here are some graphics…

My husband is going to be joining the fun with his own DNA and it will be interesting as his family all originate from the same area. I wonder if paths were crossed at some point by our ancestors in the last two hundred years or are we even distantly related?

Just a reminder that if you have a new book coming out in the next six to eight weeks either on pre-order or available on Amazon do let me know if we have not already chatted about a promotion for it. sally.cronin@moyhill.com

Contributor News this week.

This week William Price King joined me for The Breakfast Show and shared second post in the life and music of the great Pavarotti. The Breakfast Show will cover the hits to 2005 and then we thought that as there are now so many different music genres we might go retro and cover the chart hits of the 1940s and 1950s until the end of the year. Prepare to get your swing and jive on. Next year we will be covering the Big Band Era from the 1930s through to the 1950s and it is amazing that I am able to find videos going back to the early 30s and some are even remastered which is great. We are both looking forward to that and hope you will enjoy too.You can also find William Blog– IMPROVISATIONWilliam Price King on Tumblr

Debby Gies​ interviews Martha Perez​ about her life, love of books and stories from childhood.. an inspiring Q&A and introduction to Martha’s many books available on Amazon including Kindle Vella. Debby Gies Q & A with Martha Perez – Debby also reviews The Catalyst a thriller by Joy Lennick for her Sunday feature and highly recommends. Catch up on her other posts D.G. Kaye

Carol Taylor will be here on Wednesday with her next A-Z of food with the letter ‘F’… a wonderful exploration of food. Carol also took her slow cooker on the road as a guest of Willow Croft for her series Eco-Tuesday. Carol shares her love of food markets and her passion for food sustainability and conservation. Willow Croft and Carol Taylor Eco-Tuesday On Carol’s own blog Monday Musings and using plastic in your microwave, Homemade chicken stew, the cuisine of Ecuador and a review of aromatic leaves..You can catch up with all the posts this week Carol Taylor’s Weekly Round Up

Thanks too for all your visits, comments and shares this week… they mean a great deal..♥

 On with the show…..

The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 2002 Part One – Nickelback, Ashanti, Las Ketchup, Kelly Clarkson

William Price King meets the Music Legends – #Classical – Luciano Pavarotti – The 1960s and Joan Sutherland

Spiritual Awareness -How Empaths Can Shield Negative Energies by D.G. Kaye

Memoir #Waterford #Ireland #History – The Colour of Life – The Rosary 1955

Milestones Along the Way – #Ireland #Waterford – How I met Joan by Geoff Cronin

Podcast – #Poetry – #DoubleEtheree The Robin -Size Doesn’t Matter by Sally Cronin

Size Matters: The Sequel – #Morbid Obesity – #Emotional Factors, Developing Willpower by Sally Cronin

Making Your Mark – Leaving a Legacy – And then… A Grand Exit That’ll Have Their Tongues Waggin’ by Peter Davidson

New Book on the Shelves -#Pre-order August 25th – #Fantasy – The Necromancer’s Daughter by D.Wallace Peach

– #Romance – Wrong Line, Right Connection by Karina Bartow

#GymAnnoyances #Toptenthings John W. Howell

#FlashFiction #Poetry by D.Wallace Peach

#TopTenThings – Gwen Plano by Marcia Meara

#Family #Wildlife by Pete Springer

‘Potluck – Lord of the Rings #Tolkien by Audrey Driscoll

#Poetry – #Earthday by Miriam Hurdle

First in Series – #Mystery James J. Cudney, #NorthernIreland #Thriller Jane Buckley

Sally goes out and about with with Judith Barrow, #review Olga Nunez Miret, #Monarchs Bette A. Stevens, #Marketing D.L. Finn, #Family Kit Troyer

 

 

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

Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – August 23rd 2022 – Sally goes out and about with with Judith Barrow, #review Olga Nunez Miret, #Monarchs Bette A. Stevens, #Marketing D.L. Finn, #Family Kit Troyer


Just a handful of posts I have enjoyed over the last week or two that I would like to share with you… plus I have been out and about.. I hope you will head over to read the posts in full. Thanks Sally.

I was delighted to be the guest of Judith Barrow on Monday, as part of her Places in our Memories series. We lived in Sri Lanka… then Ceylon from 1954 – 1956 and my earliest memories were formed there. I hope you will head over to enjoy the photos and my escapades.

Head over to read about my adventures: Places in our Memories – Sally Cronin with Judith Barrow

Olga Nunez Miret reviews the intriguing sounding crime, supernatural thriller Eat the Poor (Galbraith & Pole Book 2). Olga says that although part of a series it is a stand alone story.

Head over to enjoy Olga’s review: Eat the Poor by Tom Williams

Author and poet Bette Stevens shares an update on the Monarch Butterfly and it status on the endangered list. Also a very helpful list on how we can help provide a safe environment for this lovely creature.

Head over to read the update and discover how you can help: Bette Stevens – Monarch Butterfly help protect this endangered species

Denise Finn shares a personal update and some positive news, and her results from some recent paid for marketing for her books that authors amongst you will find interesting. There are a lot of options out there and it is important to get the best bang for the buck.. so if you use any promotional services it is of great benefit to others to share the outcome.

Head over to catch up with Denise and discover more about her marketing results: Book Marketing and author thoughts D.L. Finn

A wonderful tribute to a father from Kit Troyer who shares some memories from his childhood and some adventures in later life that paint a picture of a wonderful man who never shirked a task… and did not suffer bears gladly!

Thomas A. Troyer ©Kit Troyer

Head over to enjoy this wonderful snapshot of an amazing life: Kit Troyer – A father’s tribute

 

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

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up – 8th – 14th August 2022 – Hits 2001, Spiritual Awareness, Waterford, Obesity, Book Reviews, Book Fair, Funnies


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

I hope that you have managed to stay cool during the last week and that those impacted by wildfires are safe. It certainly is a world of two halves at the moment with the Southern Hemisphere experiencing unusually cold conditions. There are several who are struggling to get crops in the ground because of the cold weather which will impact the prices even more in the coming year.

We have had sunshine all week and this is certainly the driest month we have experienced in the last four or five years. The last time was in 2017 and I think that was the year we had a lot of snow in the winter… glad we have had the wood burner refurbished.

David has finished the painting of the outside of the house. Just a couple of jobs on the list still waiting to be dealt with by outside contractors… some guttering needs to be replaced and we need the boiler serviced. We do that annually but this year it is even more important as we will need to ge an efficiency certificate for the house before we put on the market. Every one is busy at the this time of year particularly as many are taking advantage of the holidays to take a break. We are hoping that perhaps in early September we might get the call backs we need.   Here is the finished product however with just the outside wall of the garden facing the road needing some final touches.

This week William Price King joined me for The Breakfast Show and shared the final post in the Nina Simone story. Next week we move into the classical music genre with the life and music of the great Pavarotti. You can also find William Blog– IMPROVISATIONWilliam Price King on Tumblr

Debby Gies was here on Monday with a brand new series exploring our spiritual well being.. Over on her blog you will find her posts including her experiences organising her own car servicing for the first time in 27 years, some very helpful writer’s links and her usual Sunday Book Review spot..this week some great feedback for her own books… head over to D.G. Kaye

Carol Taylor  will be here on Wednesday with an exploration of foods and culinary terms in her terrific series A-Z of foods with the letter E. This week on her own blog you can enjoy her Monday Musings, exploration of the cuisine of Egypt  and Saturday Snippets.. all about the word ‘Vine’. You can read this post and the others Carol Cooks2

Thanks too for all your visits, comments and shares this week… they mean a great deal..♥

The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 2001 Part One – Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Mýa, Pink and rapper L’il Kim, Kylie Minogue, Enrique Iglesias

William Price King meets the Music Legends – Nina Simone – Finale – Hit Singles

Spiritual Awareness – Communicating Through Spiritual Energy – #Empaths – By D.G. Kaye

#Memoir #Waterford #Ireland #History – The Colour of Life The Digs In Dublin 1944 by Geoff Cronin

The Nuns at the Glue Pot 1946

Size Matters: The Sequel – #Morbid Obesity – #CandidaAlbicans – Eliminating Refined Sugars by Sally Cronin

#Ireland – Recipes and Tales from the Kitchen of Oceanic Temptations: A Taste of the Wild Atlantic Way by Mary Crowley

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! – Guest Round Up – Part Two – D.G. Kaye, Sandra Cox, Roberta Eaton Cheadle, Stevie Turner, Dorothy Grover-Read, Terry Tyler, Alex Craigie, Jacqui Murray, D.L. Finn, Rebecca Budd

Summer Book Fair 2022 – #Poetry Frank Prem, #Africa #Flyingboats Jemima Pett

#Action #Adventure Gwen M. Plano, #PostWar #Russia Marina Osipova

Posts from Your Archives 2022- ‘Lucky Dip’ – #Teaching #FutureInvestment Pete Springer

Posts from Your Archives 2022 – ‘Potluck’ – #TopTenThings D.Wallace Peach by Marcia Meara

Posts from Your Archives 2022- ‘Lucky Dip- #InternetProviders #Tenthings John Howell

‘Potluck’ #Books – Being a Cataloguer by Audrey Driscoll

Cathy Ryan

#Rockies #Haiku D.Wallace Peach, #Interactivebooks Robbie Cheadle, #London1950s Beetley Pete, #Childhood Judith Barrow, #Bookreview Cathy Ryan, #Translations Jaq D. Hawkins, Story Reading Ape

Laughter is the Best Medicine 2022 – Host Malcolm Allen – Book Covers and Pyramids

Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Holiday complaints and Drink Mixers Posted on August 11, 2022

 

Thanks so much for all the support this week and I hope you will drop in again… Sally

Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – August 14th 2022 – #Rockies #Haiku D.Wallace Peach, #Interactivebooks Robbie Cheadle, #London1950s Beetley Pete, #Childhood Judith Barrow, #Bookreview Cathy Ryan, #Translations Jaq D. Hawkins, Story Reading Ape


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

Diana Peach takes us on a hike in the Canadian Rockies with a combinations of amazing photographs and complementary Haikus.. a beautiful post..

Image ©Diana Peach

Head over to enjoy the scenery and the poetry: Myths of the Mirror Canadian Rockies and Haiku

Robbie Cheadle at Writing to be Read with Kaye Lynne Booth shares interactive books and how they can encourage children to read and enjoy books.

Head over to discover some wonderful interactive reading ideas: Growing Bookworms – Interactive Books

Pete Johnson.. Beetley Pete shares some fascinating photographs from the 1950s and 1960s…definitely worth taking a step back in time to enjoy.

Image ©Beetley Pete

Head back in time to London in the 1950s and 1960s: More London Memories in Photos

And another post that captures a different era is from Judith Barrow who shares memories from her childhood and her adventures in the streets she played in and the communial events such as Bonfire Night.

Image ©David Barrow

Head over to enjoy Judith’s early childhood memories: Places in Our Memories

And to finish today… and intriguing read by the sound of the review from Cathy Ryan. Especially as we are in the process of redecorating our house to go on the market… The Forever House by Linda Acaster. The removal of old wallpaper reveals a secret…..

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Head over to read the review for this intriguing sounding book: Review by Cathy Ryan for The Forever House by Linda Acaster

Jaq D. Hawkins is the guest of The Story Reading Ape this week with a very interesting look at translations of books, classic and are own. As they say somethings may ‘get lost in translation’. Well worth reading if you are considering giving your books this treatment.

Head over to read how your words may not come across in the same way when translated: Story Reading Ape – Guest Jaq D. Hawkins – Translations

 

 

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