Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – August 1st – 7th 2022 – Hits 2000, Nina Simone, #Waterford, #Nutrition, Podcast, Book Reviews, Health and Humour


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

I hope you have had a great week.. The sun has been shining most days and this has meant that the last of the outside jobs on the house are well underway. Water has been a great attraction for the birds who already enjoy their outsize bathing trays that can hold a flock of starlings at one time. If there is a crow investigating ways to get into the bird feed pyramid we have built they seem to perform a synchronised Haka facing the intruder from the safety of the pool. Very entertaining and effective.

Charlie the crow is exempt from this behaviour and I do think they sense that his permanent disability of being unable to open his beak very wide makes him a non-threat. I had some double cream that had gone sour… and I know a certain someone who is very partial to a bit of dairy for some reason. I managed to catch Charlie in the act as he polished off the small tub ending up with the evidence all over his face.

Anyway they do provide plenty of entertainment through the kitchen window or if I am sitting in the sunshine. Apparently I am not a threat either and they chatter incessantly amongst themselves about the standard of the food and facilities… thank goodness they cannot access Tripadvisor.

As always my thanks to William Price King, currently on his summer break for the Breakfast Show and the life of Nina Simone. You can also find William Blog– IMPROVISATIONWilliam Price King on Tumblr

Debby Gies is back tomorrow morning with a brand new series exploring our spiritual well being.. Over on her blog you can you can enjoy her Sunday Review for Diamonds are for Now by Ruth Harris..and a lovely heartwarming tribute to her husband G’s sense of humour… head over to D.G. Kaye

Carol Taylor  was here on Wednesday with an exploration of foods and culinary terms in her terrific series A-Z of foods with the letter D. This week on her own blog you can enjoy her Monday Musings, Chicken Recipes, Green Kitchen and Saturday Snippets.. all about the word ‘Tickle’. 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 2000s Part Two – Lone Star, Savage Garden, Anastacia, The Corrs

William Price King meets the Music Legends – Nina Simone – Part Four – The 1970s

Size Matters: The Sequel – #Morbid Obesity, #CandidaAlbicans Part Two by Sally Cronin

Alexander Defender of Men part two

Carol Taylor’s – Culinary A – Z Rewind – ‘D’ for Dates, Dragon Fruit, Drupes, Durian and Dirty Rice.

#Memoir #Waterford #Ireland #History – The Colour of Life – James the Landlord 1939 by Geoff Cronin

#Memoir #Waterford #Ireland #History – The Colour of Life – Work on a Timber Gang – 1942 by Geoff Cronin plus an audio extra

#WWII #Family – Leora’s Letters by Joy Neal Kidney

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Posts from Your Archives 2022 – ‘Potluck’ – #Family #Storytelling by Jennie Fitzkee

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! – Guest Round Up – Part One – Claire Fullerton, Noelle Granger, Pete Johnson, Sharon Marchisello, Jane Risdon, Balroop Singh, Pete Springer, Carol Taylor D.Wallace Peach, Sue Wickstead

#Romance #Comingofage – Hope at the Ocean’s Edge by Chantal MacDonald

#Cancer – The Winding Road: A Journey of Survival by Miriam Hurdle

Summer Book Fair 2022 – #Flash #Life Pamela S. Wight, #Thriller Simon Van der Velde

#Ireland #Music #Romance Claire Fullerton, #Poetry Elizabeth Gauffreau

#Teaching Pete Springer, #Poetry Balroop Singh

#Interview Marcia Meara and D.G. Kaye, #Bookreviewing Robbie Cheadle, Jacqui Murray, Alison Williams, #Fear Cheryl Oreglia

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Masks and Funfair spells

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Tech Support and Crafty Poodles

 

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead… and if you have time to visit me that would be lovely… Sally.

Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – August 6th 2022 – #Interview Marcia Meara and D.G. Kaye, #Bookreviewing Robbie Cheadle, Jacqui Murray, Alison Williams, #Fear Cheryl Oreglia


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

Debby Gies is the guest of Marcia Meara and her series Ten Things You May Not Know About Me… being Debby you can bet your bottom dollar that there will be plenty of interesting things to discover and always a few surprises.

Head over to discover things you might not have known about D.G. Kaye: Top Ten Things You May Not Know About Debby Gies

Jacqui Murray shares her reviews for two interesting sounding books, Spirit of the Shell Man by Chris Hall and 5 Mystic Keys by Grace Allison Blair...

Head over to read the reviews for Jacqui’s recommended books: Good Indies you’ll like

You are in a strange country, driving to the airport and you get diverted and then lost in the not so salubrious part of town…..Cheryl Oreglia shares an experience in Italy that will have you on the edge of your seat…

Head over to read this about this gripping road trip: Wicked Curve Balls

If you are looking for some books to keep children or grandchildren occupied during the summer break when not out having fun, these two books from the series by Sue Wickstead would be perfect. Robbie Cheadle shares her lovely reviews for them both.

Head over to discover more about these two wonderful children’s books: Robbie Cheadle reviews Children’s books

Editor Alison Williams is an avid reader and you will find a great selection of reviews on her blog. This one I particular caught my eye and I will be picking it up on my next Amazon book run. ‘The Art of Falling’ by Danielle McLaughlin

Head over to read Alison’s review of this intriguing book: Alison Williams reviews The Art of Falling by Danielle McLaughlin

 

Thanks for dropping in and I hope you will be heading over to read the posts in full… Sally

 

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round up July 25th – 31st July 2022 – Hits 2000, Nina Simone, Waterford, History, Podcast, Book Reviews, Summer Bookfair, Health and Humour


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

I hope that you have had a good week.  I know some of you are on holiday either at home or abroad and enjoying different surroundings. Hopefully not too long in the airport and reunited with your luggage. The UK is definitely in a mess in that regard and the strikes don’t help. Whilst it certainly gets the attention of the media, it seems that the only people who suffer are those ordinary citizens trying to get to work or take their families on well earned breaks. I am all for fair wages for a days work, but when a train driver is earning almost three times more than a nurse and considerably more than a fireman, it does seem a little aggresive. Whilst the leadership of the UK is in flux I suppose it is seen as an opportunity to cause as much chaos as possible.

On the home front, rain has caused a stoppage of work for the main contractor. To be honest he has painted three quarters of the outside of the house including all the window surrounds and corner stones in white and it looks amazing. I am quite happy that he has to take a break from climbing ladders after 12 days solid. There are some inside jobs that need attention so you can rest assured he won’t be wasting any time!

Thanks to my friends William Price King and Debby Gies for their music and humour contributions this week and you can find out more about them on their own sites. .

William Price King joined me on The Breakfast show this week for the second part of the hits from 1999 and for the next part of the new series about the legend Nina Simone. William is on his usual summer break until September with his family but he has left me well stocked with his selections for the Breakfast Show and also his posts on the music legends..You can also find William – Blog– IMPROVISATION– William Price King on Tumblr

Debby Gies is on a short break until August 8th when she returns with a brand new series exploring our spiritual well being.. Over on her blog you can you can enjoy her Sunday Review for Count the Stars by Lois Lowry,a fascinating Q&A with Denise Finn, and the perks in living in a mainly senior community.. 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 D. This week on her own blog you can enjoy her Monday Musings, an exploration of the cuisine of the island of Dominica, storecupboard basics with the benefits of bulk buying and cooking and then freezing and her Saturday Snippets exploring the word ‘Magic’. 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 2000s Part One – Destiny’s Child, Santana, U2, The Baha Men

Price King meets the Music Legends – Nina Simone – Part Three – 1960s and Civil Rights

-#Memoir #Waterford #Ireland 1930s – The Colour of Life – The Price Of A Habit – 1937 by Geoff Cronin

#Ireland #History – The Colour of Life – The Shop and Bakery – Family 1840s -1940s by Geoff Cronin

What’s in a Name? Volume One – Alexander – Defender of Men Part One by Sally Cronin

The Obesity epidemic – Where in the Lifestyle can we Intervene? 7 – 14 healthy diet for brain function and hormones by Sally Cronin

Size Matters: The Sequel – #Morbid Obesity, #anti-biotics,#Candida #hormones #yo-yo dieting by Sally Cronin

The new series of posts from your archives will be starting soon and so I thought I would kick the series off with one of mine.

Posts from your Archives – Why I am skipping old age and heading into my second childhood by Sally Cronin

July 2022- #Romance Jan Sikes, #Poetry Harmony Kent, #Dogs #Caravans Jacqueline Lambert, #Flash #Poetry M.J.Mallon, #Dystopian Teri Polen, #Western #Romance Sandra Cox

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! #Family #Writing by Judith Barrow

#Reunion Jennie Fitzkee, #Poetrystars Colleen Chesebro, #beefstew Robbie Cheadle, #Communityliving D.G. Kaye, #Raptors Cindy Knoke, #Bears Tofino Photography

New Book on the Shelves #YA #Friendship #Faith – Heroes by Design by D A Irsik

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

#1920s #Historical Beem Weeks, #Psychological #Thriller Stevie Turner

#History #Britain Mike Biles, #Poetry Colleen M. Chesebro

#Ireland #Family Mary Crowley, #Thriller Jack Talbot

July 26th 2022 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Lottery Win and Appearances Count

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Grammar Police and Butlers

 

Thanks very much for dropping in today and during the week… look forward to seeing you again in the coming days.  Sally.

Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – July 29th 2022 – #Reunion Jennie Fitzkee, #Poetrystars Colleen Chesebro, #beefstew Robbie Cheadle, #Communityliving D.G. Kaye, #Raptors Cindy Knoke, #Bears Tofino Photography


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

Jennie Fitzkee catches up with one of her children Noah this last week as he prepares to head off to Iceland in his gap year. Jennie shares how both his sister Emma and then Noah made a difference to the classroom during those early years as their teacher.

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Head over to enjoy this reunion post with a student who clearly remembers his years with Jennie with great fondness and respect: A Child and His Family Over the Years

Colleen Chesebro shares the links to the responses to last week’s challenge which was an amazing photo prompt.. head over to enjoy the selected star poem which is stunning by Reena Saxena

Head over to enjoy the star poem and check out the links to the rest of the participants: #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 281 | #PhotoPrompt, #Ekphrastic

Debby Gies shares her home with us which is a condo in an amazing complex in Toronto. It comes with many perks and built at a time when units were much bigger and certain legal benefits are now in place to protect the residents. Sounds pretty good.

Head over to check out the benefits of living in this community: the-perks-of-living-in-a-senior-community-even-if-you-yet-arent-one

Robbie Cheadle shares a bittersweet family get together over the weekend with Christmas in July and a farewell to a sister who is moving to Cape Town many hours drive away. A sumptious feast and the post includes the recipe for Beef and Stout Stew.

Head over to enjoy the feast and the recipe for this beef and stout stew: Recipes from around the world Beef Stout Stew

There are two photographers that stun with their images and the first of those is Cindy Knoke who has captured the imperialistic and all-knowing look of a selection of raptors… Magnificent.

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Head over to enjoy the rest of these amazing photographs of raptors: Bird Portraits Raptors

The other photographer that captures wildlife in such a beautiful way is Wayne Barnes of Tofino Photography. This week a gentle giant with a love of Sea Asparagus, which by the way is a pre-seasoned delicious vegetable served hot or cold.

Head over for a close up of this epicurian bear: My Shadow and my furry friend

 

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

 

 

Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – 22nd July 2022 – #Newcharacter Richard Dee, #Guest Valerie Ormond with Marcia Meara, #Reviews Diana Peach, #Dogfashion Carol Taylor, #Recipe #Grouper New Vintage Kitchen


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

Richard Dee introduces us to a new character Kalyn Deere, who will be headlining in her own series in the future in a short story that sets out her credentials..

Head over to read this short story introducing Kalyn Deere:Short Story – Meet Kalyn Deere

Another wonderful Top Ten Things you May Not Know About Me from the series by Marcia Meara.  Her guest this week Valerie Ormond has led an amazing life in the military with some interesting adventures along the way. Now as an author she shares her love of horses in YA fiction.

Head over to discover more about the incredible career and adventures of Valerie Ormond: Marcia Meara – Ten Things with Valerie Ormond

Diana Peach is off hiking in the Canadian Rockies but is leaving us a fantastic selection of reviews for books by Marlena Smith, Yvette Calleiro, Chris Hall, John Howell, Dan Antion, Shehanne Moore, Gwen Plano and Sandra Cox.

Head over to enjoy all of these amazing reviews: Myths of the Mirror Diana Peach reviews July

Carol Taylor shares news of a unique fashion brand coming to the UK next year…Doggy Parton.. and yes there might be a little something country going on for the canine members of the family also junk food month… And what exercise you might consider doing at 90 + …. More on Monday musings… head over to enjoy.

 

Find out which fast foods will be celebrated this month and a lovely French Bull Dog: Carol Cooks Monday Musings 18th July

And to finish off a recipe that sounds delicious and Dorothy of The New Vintage Kitchen has a foolproof recipe to guide you through making it. If you cannot find grouper in your local fish shop or supermarket you can substitute with any firm white fleshed fish. Baked Grouper with Herbs over Polenta 

Head over for the recipe: Baked Grouper with Herbs over Polenta

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

 

 

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Blogger Weekly July 15th 2022 – #Writing Mae Clair, #Kindness John Howell, #Funnies The Story Reading Ape, #Nostalgia Darlene Foster, #Tafftrail Judith Barrow


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

Mae Clair writing for Story Empire, takes us through her writing implements from pen and paper to top of the range computer programmes.. I can certainly relate and it is a wonderful measure of how far we have come in the last 50 years.

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Head over to enjoy the nostalgic look at how we used to write our books and stories on Story Empire with Mae Clair: Writing Then and Now

John Howell shares another one of his good news stories and this week an airline that goes the extra mile with one of their captains offering an act of random kindness to a little girl.

Captain Josh – courtesy of Laura Larmon

Head over to discover just what this kind hearted airline captain did: Tgif Friday Good News and a Tooth Fairy

As always Chris, The Story Reading Ape shares great funnies on a Monday and he has some very astute family members including Maxine on the joys of July, heat and picnics.

Head over to absorb and enjoy Maxine’s words of wisdom: The Story Reading Ape’s Monday Funnies

Darlene Foster shares some amazing pre 1950 photographs of her family and friends. So wonderful that today’s technology allows us to scan and preserve the memories for future generations.

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Head over to enjoy this trip back to the mid 20th century and Darlene’s wonderful photographic memories: Memories in Photos

Judith Barrow and her granddaughter and lovely dog Benji.. takes us on a guided tour of Taff Trail in Radyr. A wonderful walk in nature but also some fascinating historical elements to enjoy. Plus a very special heart stone…

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Head over to enjoy the walk and the photographs of this special place:  Walking the Taff Trail with Judith Barrow

 

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

 

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up July 4th – 10th 2022 – Roberta Flack, Bahamas, Waterford, Food, Blog Promotion, Reviews, Health and Humour


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

I hope that you are all well and have had a good week. Nothing much to report here as we continue with the revamp of the house to put on the market.. still a couple of months away but I am spending time looking online at properties in the area we are considering. We have always been lucky with houses, finding the right one at the right time, so hoping this time will be the same.

On the blog front.. the new series of ‘Posts from Your Archives’ begins in August.  With your permission I will browse your posts between January and the end of June 2022 and select two to share in a post on Smorgasbord. They are copyrighted to you and will also include links and books etc. Full details are in the post along with an example of what your post will look like.. already 10 friends have signed up and I am looking forward to diving into their archives.

Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives -#NewSeries August 2022- ‘Lucky Dip’ and Do You Trust Me??

Thanks to my friends William Price King and Debby Gies for their music and humour contributions this week and you can find out more about them on their own sites. .

William Price King joined me on The Breakfast show this week for the first part of the hits from 1998 and for the final part of the series about Roberta Flack.  Coming up on Friday a new series about the legend Nina Simone. You can also find William – Blog– IMPROVISATION– William Price King on Tumblr

Debby Gies took us to The Bahamas to discover the beauty of this group of islands.. Over on her blog you can you can catch up with her posts including and explanation as to why you might be seeing the semicolon symbol on social media in another role other than as a punctuation mark…and also her book review for The Unravelling by Thorne Moore. .. D.G. Kaye

Carol Taylor joined me on Wednesday with a repeat of her wonderful series A-Z of foods with the letter B. Carol is in England and has extended her visit for another month but she has left plenty to enjoy on her blog. This week a recipe for Chicken Nachos, The Green Kitchen with a recipe for Garlic Knots, upcycling and going plastic free. It is National Picnic Month in the UK and Carol shares recipes to delight the family. Add in Saturday Snippets and you will not go hungry You can find all her posts Carol Cooks2

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 1998 Part Two – Brandy and Monica, Cher, Robbie Williams, Bryan Adams & Melanie C

William Price King meets the Music Legends – Roberta Flack – The finale – Live Performances and Quotes

The Travel Column Rewind with D.G. Kaye – The Bahamas – 16 Islands in the Sun

Carol Taylor’s – Culinary A – Z Rewind – Baking Soda, Bananas, Broccoli, Butterflying food and cooking with a Bain Marie

Tales from the Irish Garden – After the Festival

#Colour – Crown Cinquain – Drought by Sally Cronin

– The Obesity epidemic – Where in the Lifestyle can we Intervene? – Part Two

#Obesity,#Weightloss, Size Matters: The Sequel – Life or Death? by Sally Cronin

Memoir #Waterford #Ireland 1930s – The Colour of Life – The Miser 1931 by Geoff Cronin

#Waterford #Ireland 1930s – The Colour of Life – The Art of Making Snares – 1934 by Geoff Cronin

#Poetry – Life & Soul (Book 2 in the Soul Poetry series) by Harmony Kent

Year 1 - Fur Babies in France: From Wage Slaves to Living the Dream (Adventure Caravanning with Dogs) by [Jacqueline Lambert]

#Travel #France Year 1 – Fur Babies in France: From Wage Slaves to Living the Dream (Adventure Caravanning with Dogs) by Jacqueline Lambert

First in Series – #Paranormal #Romance – This Second Chance (Angel & Evildwels Series Book 1) by D.L. Finn, #Portugal Louise Ross

First in Series #Children’s – Brody Cody and the Stepmother from Outer Space by Toni Pike, Myrtle the Purple Turtle by Cynthia Reyes

First in Series – #CrimeThriller Sue Coletta, #SupernaturalThriller JP Mclean

#Homelessness Pete Springer, #Reviews Jacquie Biggar, #Travel #Tuscany Jackie Lambert, #Age Rebecca Budd, #School #Life Ritu Bhathal, #Writing Judith Barrow with Patricia Osborne

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Sunbathing and Exam results

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Good Boys and Exam answers part two

 

Thank you for dropping by today and I hope you will join me again next week.. Sally.

Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – July 8th 2022 -#Homelessness Pete Springer, #Reviews Jacquie Biggar, #Travel #Tuscany Jackie Lambert, #Age Rebecca Budd, #School #Life Ritu Bhathal, #Writing Judith Barrow with Patricia Osborne


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

Pete Springer shares a post this week that highlights the horrendous statistic that there are an estimated 500,000 homeless children in the USA. There is an organisation called ‘School on Wheels’ that is making a huge difference to these children in California by offering tutoring and support from teachers, but it makes for difficult reading to know that these children and their families are in this tragic and rapidly escalating situation.  A must read especially as this is not isolated to the US but to many Western countries. A wonderful video shows what a difference this kind of support can make.

Founder of School on Wheels, Agnes Johnson.
(Photo Credit to Pinterest)

Head over to read the post and discover the work of this amazing organisation: Peter Springer with School on Wheels

Jacquie Biggar shares her June book reviews including those for D.L. Finn, Rebecca Zanetti, Janet Gover , Catherine Ryan Hyde and Jacqui Murray. They all look great.

Head over to read the recommendations for these books: June Reviews by Jacquie Biggar.

If you have not come across Jackie Lambert’s blog before you are in for a treat. Especially if you love dogs and travel too. Jackie and her husband and four canine family members live on the road travelling around Europe. My review for her first caravanning adventure is on Saturday but in the meantime here is a post in their most recent home on wheels under the Tuscan sun.

Head over to enjoy this entertaining adventure: Saturnia under the Tuscan Sun

Rebecca Budd and her mother Frances and sister Sarah come together for 15 minutes that is a fascinating insight into how we feel at the age we are. I loved all their thoughts on the question and Frances at 91 is amazing and I agree entirely with her wise words.. Keep learning and being engaged and be grateful for good health and those around you.. Do go over and listen and enjoy. Time well spent to put your own life into perspective whatever age you might be.

Rebecca, Frances and Sarah

Head over to enjoy this wonderful cross generational conversation about age: Tea Toast and Trivia – on living the age we are right now

Drop in for a cup of chai with teacher and author Ritu Bhathal as she reflects on the events of the last week.. including end of term activities, road hogs, birthdays and thoughts ahead to the coming school year

Head over to discover the events in Ritu’s life this week: But I Smile Anyway – Chai and a Chat

Judith Barrow is the guest of Patricia Osborne, sharing her unusual intro to writing fiction (I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall) and her academic excellence which has led to her lecturing in creative writing. An entertaining post.

Head over to enjoy this entertaining guest post: White Wings Books guest post Judith Barrow

 

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

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up – June 27th – July 3rd 2022 – Chart Hits 1998, Roberta Flack, Podcast Story, #Waterford 1930s, Reviews, Guest Posts, Health and Humour


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

As well as decluttering in the house this week I have also been working through my posts and files, updating and cleaning up links.. I found a promotional video that I thought I would dust off and share on social media again.. the view has changed but the invitation is the same.

Other than that it has been a quiet week getting on with the house redecorating (my role at this point is purely supervisory lol) I just make sure the working half of the partnership is fed and watered on a regular basis.. strawberries seem to be a great motivator..

I did have a mishap this week and clearly whilst I am more than happy to lay the blame at the feet of WordPress, it is more likely I hit the wrong button. A post I was working on published and whilst I was able to delete from the automatic postings to social media of course an email notification was sent to thousands!

I have now inserted a fail safe and schedule the post for the correct date before I format. That way if anything goes wrong it won’t hit the airwaves.

I did send a notification out to all those who receive then to apologise and hope you will pop in on the 16th to read the finished post.. a heartwarming I Wish I Knew Then by Hugh Roberts.

Thanks to my friends William Price King and Debby Gies for their music and humour contributions this week and you can find out more about them on their own sites. .

William Price King joined me on The Breakfast show this week for the second part of the hits from 1997 and for the third part of the series about Roberta Flack. You can also find William – Blog– IMPROVISATION– William Price King on Tumblr

Debby Gies shared some great funnies earlier in the week and is taking us to The Bahamas tomorrow morning.. Over on her blog you can you can catch up with her posts including her book review for Ending Forever by Nicholas Conley, a social media rant and a surprise and an exploration of epistolary writing.. D.G. Kaye

Carol Taylor will be joining me on Wednesday with a repeat of her wonderful series A-Z of foods with the letter B. Carol is in England for a month to visit her family but has left her blog well stocked. This week a recipe for Chicken with Mango, a look ahead at July’s Friday food reviews including special food celebrations, Spices in the Larder, the cuisine of Denmark and Saturday Snippets with ‘Glory’ the theme. You can find all her posts Carol Cooks2

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

On with the show…..

Chart Hits 1998 Part One – Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston, Boyzone.

William Price King meets the Music Legends – Roberta Flack – 70s and 80s Collaborations

– Tales from the Irish Garden – The Royal Wedding by Sally Cronin

Memoir #Waterford #Ireland 1920s – The Colour of Life – My Grandfather’s Story 1930 by Geoff Cronin

#Ireland 1930s – The Colour of Life – The Crane by Geoff Cronin

Size Matters: The Sequel by Sally Cronin -#Obesity #Weightloss Introduction.

The Obesity epidemic – Part One – Finding a point to intervene in the life cycle

July 2nd 2022 – #Writing D.G. Kaye with Wendy Van Camp, #Review Olga Nunez Miret, #Stress David Kanigan, #Idioms Janet Morrison, #WIP Stevie Turner, #Personalities Cheryl Oreglia

#Romance #Music – Flowers and Stone by Jan Sikes

Smorgasbord Book Reviews Round Up – June 2022 – #Shortstories Stephen Geez, #Malaya Apple Gidley, Fantasy C.S. Boyack, #Thriller Simon Van de Velde, #Poetry Balroop Singh

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! #Equality by Noelle Granger

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! #Life #Loss by Staci Troilo

#Humour – Gerard Philey’s Euro-Diary: Quest for a Life by Brendan James

First in Series – #Fantasy Yvette M. Calleiro, #Fantasy Audrey Driscoll

First in Series – #Psychological Thriller Lucinda E. Clarke, #Paranormal Romance Staci Troilo

#Romance Linda Bradley, #Paranormal Thriller Mae Clair

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Therapy Dogs and Age Memoire

June 30th 2022 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Law Suits and Pit Stops

 

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

Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – July 2nd 2022 – #Writing D.G. Kaye with Wendy Van Camp, #Review Olga Nunez Miret, #Stress David Kanigan, #Idioms Janet Morrison, #WIP Stevie Turner, #Personalities Cheryl Oreglia


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

Debby Gies is the guest of Wendy Van Camp exploring the Epistolary writing style that addresses the reader through a diary format (think Bridget Jones’ Diary) or in journal or letter format. Very interesting.

Head over to read Debby’s post: Epistolary Writing D.G. Kaye with Wendy Van Camp

Olga Nunez Miret shares her review for Dream Town (Aloysius Archer Series Book 3) by David Baldacci set in 1950s Hollywood.. It is the third in the series but Olga stresses it is a standalone as well.

Head over to enjoy Olga’s review: David Baldacci Dream Town Review

The world is certainly in turmoil across many areas of conflict. Wars, ideology, human rights and increasing levels of civil unrest and deprivation for millions. How do we as individuals deal with the stress of life around of us. David Kanigan explores this in his post Monday Morning Wake Up Call.

Head over to add your thoughts on this issue: David Kanigan – Morning Wake Up Call

Have you ever wondered where the idioms ‘Pleased as Punch’ or ‘Horse of a different colour’ originated? Janet Morrison shares their background. Fascinating.

Head over to discover the origins of these idioms: Janet’s Writing Blog

Stevie Turner asks if you miss your WIP when you have finished writing it.. head over to share your thoughts and also get a look at Stevie’s cover reveal for her next book.

Do you miss your most recent WIP and characters.. Head over to share: Open Book Blog Hop – Stevie Turner

Cheryl Oreglia explores the decoration of an appliance that most of us have in our kitchens….What is on the front of your fridge? And do you fit into one of the personality types lol.. You may be surprised….

Head over to see which personality your fridge gives away: Cheryl Oreglia That’s My Life

 

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to enjoy in full… Sally