Welcome to the round up of posts you might have missed on Smorgasbord this week.
I hope you are not caught up in some of the dreadful weather this week including tornadoes and more heavy snowfall. This winter seems to be dragging on and we do thank our lucky stars our weather is moderate without the extremes. We might moan about the rain, but we do appreciate how lucky we are.
I am in the process of clearing out all the cabinets in the kitchen, decluttering and packing most of it in to boxes. Some of the utensils have not been out of the cupboards for seven years so I guess we don’t need them.There are some items that hold sentimental value, such as the crockpot we bought when we got married 43 years ago. We were pretty broke so I would make a big stew with lots of vegetables and meat and it would last four days from Monday to Thursday and then we would treat ourselves to fish and chips and a pint of beer at the pub on Fridays. Saturday and Sunday we would a roast chicken. Simple days but happy ones and I will hang on to the crockpot always as a reminder.
Also once the new kitchen is finished and we do the last round of touch ups I will be stripping out the rooms to minimum decoration and clutter. It also means that we can store the boxes and there will be less to do when we sell the house making that less stressful. My next major job is to tidy and refill some of the 30 pots in the front and back of the house once the last predicted freeze is in the next couple of weeks so that the garden is looking its best by May. At the very least it should keep me out of mischief (perhaps not entirely!)
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William Price King joined me this week for the Big Band Era with Count Basie, Bunny Berrigan and The Boogie Woogie dance. On Friday he the series on the music giant Stevie Wonder….You can also find William – Blog– IMPROVISATION– William Price King on Tumblr
Debby Gies joined me in the funnies posts this week and will be here tomorrow with a post on Writer’s Block. More good news is that she returned to Toronto yesterday from Mexico and will be back with a new post in April. I am sure she will also be sharing some adventures from her vacation on her own blog in coming days. Follow the link to Debby’s blog to browse her archives …D.G. Kaye
Carol Taylor will be here on Wednesday with her A-Z of food and the letter ‘T’. On her own blog you can find Monday Musings with some interesting innovations such as
how single-celled yeasts are doing the work of 1,500-pound cows! How to preserve food during a power outage and some music from Ed Sheeran…If you are planning a trip to Europe, including a stop in Germany then you will find this post from Carol very useful as she explores the cuisine of the country.. Beerfests and Sausages are not the only treats in store. Thursday thoughts with the bravery of a pigeon that saved hundreds of lives, the benefits of cider vinegar and some wonderful music to catch up on this and all of Carol’s posts this week Carol Taylor’s Weekly Posts
..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 – Count Basie, Bunny Berigan, The Boogie Woogie
William Price King Meets Music Legends – #Jazz #Soul #Stevie Wonder – The 1970s
Podcast #Poetry #Flash Fiction – Seasons and Murmuration by Sally Cronin
The Body our Greatest Asset – The Digestive System Part Three – The Liver by Sally Cronin
#Review – #Africa #Wildlife #Poetry – Lion Scream: Syllabic Poetry About Southern African Wildlife by Robbie Cheadle
#Historical #Family #Romance – Three Years of Her Life by C. E. Robinson
Previous Reviews from 2022 – #Contemporary #Romance – Maggie’s Way by Linda Bradley
Meet the Authors 2023 – #Thriller #Supernatural Dan Antion, #Romance Ritu Bhathal, #FamilyDrama Lisette Brodey
#writing #StoryEmpire – Characters and Diversity. Part 2 – Wealth by Gwen Plano
– #Joy #Cats #Inspiration by Abbie Taylor
#Teaching – My Preschooler, Then and Now by Jennie Fitzkee
#SpiritualGuides, #Poetry – Animal visits and their meaning—plus a poem by D.L. Finn
#Writing Plotting and Planning by Rebecca Douglass
Hosts Sally Cronin and Debby Gies – Voodoo dolls and marriage one liners
Hosts Sally Cronin and Debby Gies – Dogs and Therapy
Thanks very much for dropping in today and I hope you will join me again next week.. Sally ♥