Welcome to the round up of posts you may have missed this week on Smorgasbord.
Glad to report that the final small bits to the kitchen and the new counter top in the utility room are complete and we are back to normal which is great. I went shopping yesterday morning and when leaving the store I knew immediately that something was wrong.. I sounded like I was competing in a drag race with a revved up engine… and clearly my exhaust had cracked.. Thankfully our usual garage can take it on Monday morning… just when you think you have finished spending….. still it could be worse.
The baby starlings have fledged. They have been making a bit of a racket for the last couple of weeks in the hedges surrounding the house but on Wednesday they took flight and joined their parents at the Birdseed Cafe and Spa. They have learnt very quickly that the water bath is a fun way to play while waiting for mum or dad to fetch a dried mealy worm or seed from the buffet and the noise is horrendous, but satisfying to see such a wonderfully healthy crop of youngsters. Makes the feeding everyday, especially during the winter months worth it..Here is Mum on guard whilst two babies try out the swimming pool.
Just a note to remind those of you who have twitter accounts and whose posts were automatically uploaded there too. That option is no longer available which means that you have to manually link your posts to Twitter by using the sharing link. And readers can do likewise. Apparently to compensate they are bringing in an automatic instagram link which is great for those who are members and share a lot of photos.
I have been out and about again this week with crime writer Sue Coletta, who shares one of the stories from Variety is the Spice of Life… The Neighbourhood Watch a story of revenge with a bit of a twist at the end…
Please head over to enjoy on Sue’s blog:Short Story – The Neighbourhood Watch by Sally Cronin
Author Allan Hudson very kindly interviewed me back in 2017 along with an excerpt from Just An Odd Job Girl… this week he reshared the post and it was lovely to revisit his questions and the comments.
If you have time please head over if you missed it back in 2017: Allan Hudson with Guest Author Sally Cronin
As always my thanks to my friends who contribute to the blog…
William Price King joined me this week for the Big Band Era with Artie Shaw, Coleman Hawkins and The Jive. On Friday William finished the series featuring Diana Krall. On Friday William begins a new series… get ready to dance… with ABBA..You can also find William – Blog– IMPROVISATION– William Price King on Tumblr
Debby Gies was here with her series Spiritual Awareness on Monday exploring Soul Mates and Life Partners and the difference between them.. and of course Debby shared some great funnies for our laughter spot. On her own blog you will find her Sunday Book Review for The Widow by Valerie Keogh and a terrific post about Florence, Italy and the great flood of 1966 that devastated the city and its wonderful collection of artwork…and the amazing recovery operation. Head over to …D.G. Kaye
Carol Taylor was here on Wednesday with the final in the current series of A-Z of food and the letters ‘X,Y,Z’. Carol’s next series is the original Green Kitchen which will be posted every three weeks starting on June 7th. Carol has been in Australia but returning soon to her blog, but you can catch up with her archives at Carol Cooks 2
Toni Pike will be here on Wednesday with her series on Personal Power and this week, Don’t Give Your Power Away… something it is easy to do. Head over to check out Toni Pike’s Books
On Thursday author Daniel Kemp shared some of his off the chart funnies with us including an hysterical letter from a new army recruit in Australia…you can catch up with Danny on his website and blog The Author Danny Kemp
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 – 1940s – Artie Shaw, Coleman Hawkins, The Jive
William Price King Meets Music Legends – #Jazz – Diana Krall Part Four – 2010s and Beyond
Spiritual Awareness – Soul Mates and Life Partners by D. G. Kaye
Carol Taylor’s – Culinary A – Z Rewind – X,Y,Z for Xawaash Spice, Yams and Zabaglione.
Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Podcast Rewind – Tales from the Garden – The Guardians of the Magic Garden by Sally Cronin
Something to think about – The R’s of Life – Rejection – A Fact of Life Part One by Sally Cronin
The Body our Greatest Asset – The Circulatory System – Part Two – Common problems with blood-vessels by Sally Cronin
Book Review – In the Tree’s Shadow: A collection of stories that exist in your dreams… and nightmares by D.L. Finn
New Book on the Shelves – #WWII #Netherlands – The Girl From Huizen by Paulette Mahurin
#Crime #Alzheimer’s The Lilac Notebook by Carol Balawyder
#Motivational – Prisoners without Bars: A Caregivers Tale by Donna O’Donnell Figurski
#Nostalgia #BabyBoomers The Rat In The Python: Book 1 The Home by Alex Craigie
#Mystery #Paranormal D.L. Finn, #Malaysia #WWII Apple Gidley, #Supernatural #Adventure John W. Howell
Smorgasbord Blogger Spotlight – 26th May 2023 #Laughter Pete Springer, #Poetry Elizabeth Gauffreau, #Texting John W. Howell, #Chess Stevie Turner, #Eurovision Janet Gogerty, #Genres Jacqui Murray, #Florence D.G. Kaye
Hosts Sally Cronin and Debby Gies – Petty Theft and paraprosdokians
Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – May 2023 – Facebook Friends and Orchestral manoeuvres
Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will join me again next week.. Sally