Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – April 25th – May 1st 2022 – Ella Fitzgerald, Chart hits 1993, St. Kitts, Calcium, Poetry, Book Reviews, Guest Posts, Health and Humour


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

I hope all is well with you and in your neck of the woods.. Still busy in the house and garden and all the potting done now the frosts seem to have finished. This week I get moved out into the dining room as David gives our office a facelift… Luckily he has networked through the house so it does not cause too much of an upheaval.

We are still having issues with the Internet, and it is not giving us the speeds it should and dropped out completely at the beginning of the week. Because I schedule well ahead the posts are not impacted but fingers crossed it behaves better this coming week.

I have been invited to join the hosts Beem Weeks and Stephen Geez on Wednesday on the popular Voice of Indie Podcast and I am looking forward to meeting them both.

As always I must thank these three amazing contributors as the blog would not be the same without them.

William Price King joined me on The Breakfast show this week for the second part of the hits from 1993 and for the next part of the series on Friday featuring Ella Fitzgerald. – You can also find William – Blog– IMPROVISATION– William Price King on Tumblr

Debby Gies is recovering from Covid thankfully, but you know that it wasn’t going to stop her sharing so many of our posts on social media, and also publishing her own posts, including the third part of her adventures over the winter months.  If you are heading to Mexico for a vacation and in particular Puerto Vallarta, let Debby Gies​ be your guide.. in the last of her posts on her latest excursion, she shares how to get the best for your money in stores, trading at the beach, in the supermarkets and at the bar.

Puerto Vallarta, #Mexico Part 3, Fun, Sun, Shopping and Friends

Debby also took us to St. Kitts this week in the Travel Column... and if you head over you can also catch up with Debby’s other posts during the week .D.G. Writes

Carol Taylor shared her amazing recipes this week to ensure we are getting sufficient amounts of the vital mineral calcium, and she also shares some amazing Salmon recipes to complement the food therapy post this week.  As always Carol has been very busy on her own blog and you can catch up with all the action in her weekly round up including Food reviews, thoughts on what is going on in the world, recipes and health.

CarolCooks2 weekly roundup… 24th -30th April 2022-Monday Musings, Health, Food Review “Salmon” and Saturday Snippets where “Blue” is my prompt.

As always my thanks to you for your visits, comments and sharing of posts to social media.. it is appreciated.. ♥

On with the show

The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1993 Part Two – UB40, Mariah Carey, Meatloaf, The Proclaimers

William Price King meets the Jazz Icons – Ella Fitzgerald Part Three – The Eight Songbooks

The Travel Column Rewind with D.G. Kaye – Welcome to Saint Kitts #Caribbean

Cook from Scratch to prevent nutritional deficiencies with Sally Cronin and Carol Taylor – Calcium the most abundant mineral in the body

Chapter Four – The Dental Practice

Chapter Five – Hair Pieces and The Shoe Department

Chesebro’s Tuesday Weekly Challenge – #Choka – Origins

ales from the Irish Garden – Chapter Five – The First Banquet in the new Palace

Food Therapy Rewind- Salmon – Omega 3 on a Plate by Sally Cronin

#Crime #Thriller – Wings of Mayhem: The Mayhem Series: #1 by Sue Coletta

Book Reviews Round Up – April 2022 – #Psychological #Thriller Terry Tyler, #Biography S. Bavey, #1920s #Jazz Beem Weeks, #Shortstories Simon Van Der Velde, #Crime Sue Coletta

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! by Christopher Graham – The Story Reading Ape

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! by Toni Pike

#Children’s – Tina Lost in a Crowd by Miriam Hurdle

Host Malcolm Allen – Street Golf and Shopping

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Funnies and Weird Facts Part One.

 

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

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up -April 18th – 24th 2022 – #Contributors, Hits 1993, Podcast, Stories, Poetry, Book Reviews, health and Humour


Welcome to the round up of posts on Smorgasbord that you might have missed during the week…

I hope you have had a good week and thanks for dropping in here today for the catch up. On the home front decorating has gone well with David finishing the utility room which now looks very bright and cheerful with bright yellow walls and glossy white woodwork…next job is our joint office and I will be decamping to the dining room for a couple of weeks with my desktop so there will be no break in service (hopefully).

Outside I managed to get half the pot planting done before high winds blew in and delayed the other half until tomorrow. Still it is beginning to look bright and cheerful out there too.

I did capture the blossom on the tree that has appeared this week before it gets blown away…

Lots to be grateful for, including these three amazing contributors.

William Price King joined me on The Breakfast show this week for the first part of the hits from 1993 and for the second part of the series on Friday featuring Ella Fitzgerald. – You can also find William – Blog– IMPROVISATION– William Price King on Tumblr

Debby Gies caught Covid on the Friday before Easter and has had a tough week, but being the trooper she is it didn’t stop her keeping her blog up to date with her trip to Puerto Vallarta Part Two, A Q&A with talented artist Jerry Rubin, a post sharing her experience with Covid and her Sunday Book Review Just Before Sunset by Carol Balawyder..head over to enjoy them all..D.G. Writes

Debby is back Monday morning with her Travel Column and this week it is the beautiful island of St. Kitts.

Carol Taylor has also had an amazing week on her blog and you can catch up with all the action in her weekly round up including Monday Musings.. a wonderful exploration of Chile’s cuisine.. A look at Regenerative Agriculture and her usual entertaining Saturday Snippets.  Carol is with us here on Wednesday with Cooking from Scratch to ensure we are taking in sufficient amounts of Calcium.

CarolCooks2 weekly roundup… 17th -23rd April 2022-Monday Musings, A-Z World Cuisine, Chile , Food Review “Regenerative Agriculture” and Saturday Snippets where “Space” is my prompt.

As always my thanks to you for your visits, comments and sharing of posts to social media.. it is appreciated.. ♥

On with the show…..

Chart Hits 1993 Part One – Sting, Whitney Houston, Ace of Base, Haddaway

William Price King meets the Jazz Icons – Ella Fitzgerald Part Two – the 1940s -Oh Lady Be Good

Chapter Two – The Curriculum Vitae

Chapter Three: The Interview

Tales from the Irish Garden – Chapter Four – Flight to the New Land

#Historical #1920s Jazz Baby by Beem Weeks

Shortstories #Fame – Backstories by Simon Van Der Velde

Apricot, Fruit, Power, Apricot, Apricot

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! by Jennie Fitzkee

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! by Richard Dee!

New Book on the Shelves – #YA #Dystopian The Insurgent (The Colony Series Book 2) by Teri Polen

#Historical #Biography Leora’s Dexter Stories: The Scarcity Years of the Great Depression (Leora’s Stories) by Joy Neal Kidney

#Children’s – #New – #Playtime – David’s Bin Day by Sue Wickstead

#Action #Adventure SHE Who Returns by Audrey Driscoll.

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Horoscopes and Advertising Fails

 

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

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – 4th – 10th April 2022 – Hits 1992, Dionne Warwick, Legacy, Movie memories, Book Reviews, Health and Humour


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

A varied week on the weather front here with bright sunshine one minute and heavy thunderstorms and hail the next. We are hoping that this week will see the last of the frosts and Easter weekend will be bright and sunny.

As always the news is as varied, and apart from anything else I am extremely grateful and privileged to live in a country with so many freedoms. Ireland has suffered in the past with independence coming at a very high price in terms of lives and following the devastating famine. But that was a century ago and today it is a thriving nation who has opened its doors to refugees without question.

I don’t understand how in this modern world of global communications, space travel and amazing medical advances, some individuals behave in such a medieval horrendous fashion. What is constant, is the bravery and determination of those subjected to tyranny, in standing up against it, on both sides of the conflict. Let’s hope this week there will be some more postive steps to a resolution.

News on the blog front and a new series begins next week

I am sure like me, there have been times when you have wondered what difference might have been made to your life, if your younger self had been gifted with the experience and knowledge you have accumulated over the years.

I invited several friends from the writing community to share their thoughts on this subject which I am sure you will enjoy as much as I did. The first guest post is by John Howell on Wednesday, and the rest of the series will be airing over the next few months.

Do you have a new book available or on pre-order in the next few weeks?

Please let me have the Amazon link and I will do the usual new book on the shelves promotion. If you have not seen one of the promotional posts for a new book before, here is a recent example which has received over 160 views since 4th April and multiple shares on Twitter.

New Book on the Shelves – #Romance – Between The Vines (Keystone Couples) by Staci Troilo

Please make sure your Amazon and Goodreads bios are up to date and if you have not been featured before on Smorgasbord, please add your blog/website, Twitter, Facebook in your email. Send to sally.cronin@moyhill.com and I will let you know if I need anything else.

My thanks to William Price King for joining me on The Breakfast show this week and for the final part of the Dionne Warwick story. Next week a new series for Friday featuring Ella Fitzgerald.

Debby Gies is back from Mexico and shared her travel adventure (nightmare) that is flying back and forth from destinations with chaotic airport managment and conflicting restrictions.. However, she also shares some of the highlights of her two months in between flights that made the whole trip worth it in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

I’m back from Puerto Vallarta…

This week marked a year since the sad loss of her husband ‘G’ and in a poignant post Debby shares a tribute to her soul mate… you can read that on her blog along with this week’s book review D.G. Writes

Debby is here on Monday with some Caribbean sunshine on St. Martin in The Travel Column.

Carol Taylor has had a busy week on her blog and you can enjoy all her posts in her weekly round up.  This Wednesday Carol will be joining me for our weekly look at nutrients with recipes for foods containing Vitamin C.

CarolCooks2 weekly roundup… 3rd -9th April 2022-Monday Musings, A-Z World Cuisine, China , Food Review “Cabbage” and Saturday Snippets where “Bubble” is my prompt.

On with the show

The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1992 Part One – Eric Clapton, Vanessa Williams, Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson, Billy Ray Cyrus

William Price King meets the Music Legends – Dionne Warwick – The 1980s Onwards

Celebration of a legacy – Sue Vincent and Mary Smith.

Tales from the Irish Garden – Messengers of Peace and Desperation

Memories, Music and Movies – 1995 – East Anglia, Mechanical Bulls, Annie Lennox and Madison County

1996 – Loss, Anthony Robbins, Belgium, Celine Dion, Brassed Off

Food Therapy Rewind – #Watermelon – A quick way to hydrate

#Psychological #Thriller – Where There’s Doubt by Terry Tyler

#Children’s – #New – #Playtime – David’s Bin Day by Sue Wickstead

#Romance – Between The Vines (Keystone Couples) by Staci Troilo

#Poetry – Hues Of Hope: Selected Poetry by Balroop Singh

Share an Extract from your latest book – #YA #BlendedFamilies – Hype by Yvette Calleiro

#Biography #WWI, Queen Victoria, #Adventures, Lucky Jack by S. Bavey

– Personal Recommendations – #Contemporary #Romance Linda Bradley, #Portugal Louise Ross, #Africa #Flyingboats Jemima Pett

#OnlineProtection Jacqui Murray, #Review Traci Kenworth, #Publishing Nicholas Rossis, #Flash John Howell, #Funnies The Story Reading Ape

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Flying and Saddles

The Senior Team pass the the funnies along – Pearls of Wisdom Part One – Recruits and Stomachs

 

Thank you for dropping in and your comments and shares.. they are very much appreciated.. I hope you will join me again next week.. Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up – March 28th – April 3rd 2022 – Oscars, Chart Hits 1991, Cruising, B12, Book reviews, Podcast, Humour


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

I hope everyone is doing well. There seems to be little change in the main headlines in the last week, apart from celebrities behaving badly which considering all that is going on in the world seems very ill advised.

I love movies and I used to look forward to the Oscars and would stay up late to watch the whole red carpet and award ceremony. The last few years however, it seems to have become a traversty of its origins, which were to honour those within the industry for their excellence.

Although I have to say that many of the fashion designers seem to be getting their own back for previous slights or insults from certain celebrities and dressing them in some appalling outfits, and no doubt charging a fortune for them.

I also think the $140,000 gift bags sent to 28 of the top nominees for Oscars did not send the right message any year let alone this one – The Academy does not send the gift bags but since it has become a tradition, they seem to condone it.

If you would like to know what the selected nominees received here is a list courtesy of CNBC.com

The most expensive item in this year’s bag is a $50,000 three-night stay at Turin Castle in Scotland, inspired by Denzel Washington’s “Best Actor” nomination for “The Tragedy of Macbeth.” Guests who accept the offer will have full access to the 17th century castle, complete with butler service and a bagpiper welcome when they arrive.

The bags also include 52 other items and experiences. Here are a few highlights:

  • A $12,000 “Celebrity Arms” liposuction procedure from cosmetic surgeon Dr. Thomas Su
  • The title of “Lord” or “Lady of Glencoe,” along with a small plot of land in Scotland
  • $25,000 worth of home renovations from Los Angeles-based Maison Construction
  • An assortment of “flavor wrapped” popcorn packages from Opopop
  • Up to $10,000 worth of “treatments and rejuvenation procedures” from Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich
  • A $15,000 four-night stay for two at the Golden Door luxury resort and spa in Escondico, Calif.
  • A small batch tea gift set from Oprah-approved The Chai Box
  • A $1,200 life coaching session with wellness expert Kayote Joseph 

Clearly many of the celebrities will not be availing themselves of all the gift items but the total worth is almost $4 million. Having said that some of the gifts require a high tolerance to pain! Perhaps some of the recipients might auction their gift bags off for a good cause!

There is a sting in the tail as those who do accept and use the gifts will have a price to pay as they are liable for tax…

Anyway… enough griping…

My thanks as always to William Price King for the music, Debby Gies who shared her excellent tips for enjoying a cruising holiday and Carol Taylor for her wonderful recipes to ensure we are getting sufficient B12 and Vitamin E.

Debby Gies has returned to the frozen north from Mexico and has shared one of the reviews from books she read on her break…

Sunday book review Flowers and Stone by Jan Sikes

Carol Taylor has had a packed week and here is the link to her round up with something for everyone…

Monday Musings, Health, A-Z World Cuisine Bulgaria , Food Substitutes and Saturday Snippets where “Bluebell” is my prompt.

On with the show…

Chart Hits 1991 Part Two – Extreme, Lenny Kravitz, Whitney Houston, Bryan Adams

William Price King meets the Music Legends – Dionne Warwick – Into the 1970s

The Travel Column Rewind with D.G. Kaye – #Cruises Part Two – Ship Tips, Deals and Dining

Cook from Scratch to prevent nutritional deficiency – Vitamin B12 combined with Vitamin E – Beef, Broccoli, Eggs, Bananas and Wholegrains

1993 – 40th, MR2, M People, Mrs Doubtfire

East London on Flipboard | East London, Croydon, Fraud

1994 – New Responsibilities, Toronto, family loss, Celine Dion and Four Weddings and a Funeral

Food Therapy Rewind- Beans – 12,000 years of history that we know about by Sally Cronin

-#Fantasy – A Threat from the Past (The White Dragon Saga) by Paul Cude

Book Reviews Round Up March 2022 – #Romance Jan Sikes, #Scifi Richard Dee, #Thriller Stevie Turner, #Africa Wilbur Smith, #Poetry Frank Prem, #Fantasy Paul Cude

#Spotlight Sharon Marchisello/ Marie Sinadjin, #Refugees John Howell, #Writers Gwen Plano, #Countrymusic Jan Sikes, #Peekytoecrab New Vintage Kitchen

#Fantasy – Good Liniment (The Hat Book 5) by C.S. Boyack

Share an Extract from your latest book – #YA #Fantasy – Golden Healer (The Curse of Time Book 2) by M. J. Mallon

Personal Recommendations – #Children – #Travel Darlene Foster, #Safety Miriam Hurdle, #Mystery Elizabeth Merry

Personal Recommendations -#Paranormal Jan Sikes, #Historical Ailish Sinclair, #Poetry Balroop Singh

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Car Expenses and The Ostrich

– Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Dog owning and Clever Cats

 

Thanks for all your support and I hope you will join me again next week… thanks Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up – March 7th – 13th 2022 – Hits 1990, Mel Torme, Food Therapy, Book Reviews, Book extracts, Poetry, Personal Memories and Humour


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

I hope that you are all well.. I know that there is another cold front hitting the USA this weekend and also much of Europe which hopefully is the last gasp of winter. We seem to have escaped the cold thankfully but we have had all of March’s rain in the first week. Not much help for the farmers who are beginning to put their stock back out. High winds don’t help much.

All challenging but at least the majority of us are safe and not facing the daily horrors and dangers in Ukraine.

I am very grateful to only have to worry about getting my feet wet! At least the majority of the world is united in efforts to bring life saving supplies into the country and 500 metric tonnes left Ireland, mostly with volunteer drivers carrying aid this week. And in a gesture guaranteed to irritate those in powerful positions in the Russian diplomatic circles, the road where their embassy is located in Dublin is in the process of having it’s named changed to Independant Ukraine Road!  Not going to look good on any snail mail to the property or on their letterheads! It has passed council approval and just waiting for the residents of the road to sign off on it.

Goodness knows what this coming week will bring but we can only hope it is a positive outcome to talks which seem to be stalled at the moment.

On a personal level…. I have been out an about this week in quite an extraordinary way…

The collective members of Story Empire decided to give me a surprise party on Thursday with all eleven authors posting their own feature showcasing my blog and books.. What a wild and wonderful day and extremely grateful for the generous boost.

A mega promotional blitz by Story Empire: It is not often you get a day like this!

And a thank you to the lovely Marcia Meara who not only visited every post and left individual inspiring messages, but also shared her own post on Saturday Celebration Story Empire – International Day of Awesomeness

This week William Price King joined me for the Breakfast Show and hits from the 1990s followed up on Friday when William finished the Mel Torme story. Next week the amazing Dionne Warwick and her music.

Debby Gies with help from her neighbour continues to find great funnies for Laughter is the Best Medicine and tomorrow she begins a short series as part of The Travel Column on the best way to make sure you get the most from your luxury cruise.

Carol Taylor will be here on Wednesday for our Cook from Scratch series to prevent deficiencies.. and this week it is Vitamin B6 and some wonderful recipes to make sure you are obtaining the optimum amount of this essential vitamin.

In the meantime… catch up with her own amazing posts on her blog during this last week.

Carol Taylor’s Weekly Round up -6th -12th March 2022-Monday Musings, Health, A-Z World Cuisine, Bangladesh, Eggplants and Saturday Snippets where a “Hand” is my prompt

Thanks very much for all your visits during the week and comments… very much appreciated and on with the show

The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1990 Part One – Sinead O’Connor, Luther Vandross, London Beat, MC Hammer

William Price King meets the Jazz Icons – Mel Torme – The Finale

1987 – Texas Wedding – British Hurricane – Labi Siffre and Dirty Dancing

1988 – Hydraulic failure, New Zealand, Wind shear and Gold Panning.

Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Weekly Challenge #Rokugana – Superstitions

Podcast – Tales from the Garden – The Boy, his Dog and a Fairy Princess

Food Therapy Rewind- The Banana – Pre-Wrapped nutrient boost on the go by Sally Cronin

#Psychological #Thriller – Scam!: : An Electric Eclectic Book by Stevie Turner

#Military #Romance – Jagged Feathers (The White Rune Series Book 2) by Jan Sikes.

Childrens The Messenger Misadventures: The Dylan, Deirdre & Dougall collection (The Princelings of the East) by Jemima Pett

#Memoir – Uprooted: A New Life in the Arizona Sun by Linda Strader

Personal Recommendations -#Mystery Anne Goodwin, #Psychological #Mystery Joan Hall, #Historical Andrew Joyce

Personal Recommendations – #Historical Noelle Granger, #Mystery #Thriller Harmony Kent, #WWII #VichyFrance Paulette Mahurin

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Happiness and Conundrums

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Peacocks and Bilingual applicants

 

Thanks for all your visits and support this week and I hope you will join me again next week. Sally

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up – February 7th – 13th 2022 – Computers, Interviews, Hits 1988, Mel Torme, Shortstories, Book Reviews, Health and Humour.


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

I hope you have had a good week. The world stage has certainly been dramatic with political upheavals and threats which makes you wonder just how much progress we have made towards building a peaceful and productive future for all of us. Along with the misbehaviour of sports personalities and celebrities it is becoming increasingly difficult to find something positive to read.

Thank goodness for bloggers with their creative, informative and often entertaining approach to life and I am reminded on a daily basis that in fact there are billions of really good people in the world who should be the subject of the media’s attention, rather than the motley crew supposedly in charge of us all.

Yesterday I noticed that I was not able to access my photo index and I have learnt that when I seem to have even a small technical problem I tell David right away. Just as well I did as it turned out my hard disk was crashing. He spent the rest of the day moving computers around so I could use another. Thankfully we back up regularly so very little data lost but it could have been a great deal worse… so do back up your work regularly to an external drive, especially if you are half way through your next novel!

I have also been out and about this week virtually.

I was delighted this week to be the guest of author and podcaster Louise Ross to chat about my nomadic life of travel and adventures. Here is the link to the podcast with a transcript of the interview: Interview Sally Cronin Nomadic Life and Weight Loss

There are also other places to listen including on Youtube where you can subscribe to Louise’s channel and leave your comments. Louise Ross Interview Sally Cronin Youtube

As you will see later in the round up I have reviewed one of Louise’s books Women Who Walk which I can highly recommend.

As alway my thanks to William Price King for sharing his love of music with us, and Debby Gies for her wonderful funnies foraging.. Debby is back tomorrow with the Travel Column and a look at Puerto Vallarta where she is currently enjoying a winter sun break… and on Wednesday Carol Taylor will be with us with delicious recipes to ensure we are getting sufficient Vitamin B3.

In the meantime head over to enjoy Carol’s round up of the last week. CarolCooks2 weekly roundup… 6th February-12th February 2022-Monday Musings, Health, A-Z World Cuisine, Albania, Cardamom and Saturday Snippets.

Thank you too for joining us this week and for sharing and leaving your very welcome comments.

On with the show

Chart Hits 1988 Part One – George Michael, Bobby McFerrin, Guns n’ Roses, Belinda Carlisle

William Price King meets the Jazz Icons – Mel Torme – The Early Years 1940s

Falling in and out of love – The Florist

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Memories, Music and Movies – 1981 – Sheep farming Wales, Liverpool, Retail, The Police and Chariots of Fire

Podcast – Tales from the Garden – Trouble in Paradise Part One

Food Therapy Rewind- The Humble Potato

#Reviews D. Wallace Peach, #Writing Jacqui Murray, #Valentines Carol Taylor, #SouthAfrica Rebecca Budd and Robbie Cheadle, #Ireland Rowena Newton

White Water Landings: A view of the Imperial Airways Africa service from the ground by [J M Pett, Geoffrey Pett]

#History #Africa #Flyingboats – White Water Landings by Jemima Pett

New Book on the Shelves – #YA #Fantasy – Golden Healer (The Curse of Time Book 2) by M. J. Mallon

#Scifi – The View from Here by Leon Stevens

Personal Recommendations – #Romance Jacquie Biggar, #Contemporary #Irish Mary Crowley, #Ireland #Music Claire Fullerton.

Personal Recommendations – #Prehistoric Jacqui Murray, #Afghanistan Patricia Furstenburg, #History Mike Biles

The Senior Team Pass along the Funnies and One Liners

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Jeans and Aging.

 

Thanks for dropping and I hope you will join us again next week… Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – 31st Jan – Feb 6th 2022 – Hits 1987, Travel Column, Nutrition, Short stories, book reviews, blogging and funnies


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

I hope that you are well… Nothing very exciting to report from my end but we have had some lovely sunny days although some high winds to go along with them. I am heading to the garden centre tomorrow to stock up on birdseed and suet… and hope to pick up some early spring flowers to brighten up the front of the house.

There will be of course Jubilee celebrations today for the Queen to mark her 70 years on the throne although her actual coronation was on June 2nd 1953… An auspicious day as my mother told me that was also the day of my christening!  I think she has been an amazing monarch and certainly as I read the media headlines about some of those who have self-appointed themselves into positions of life-time power, we are lucky to have the stability of such a head of state.

This week it has been a full house as far as our regular contributors are concerned and my thanks to William Price King, Debby Gies and Carol Taylor for their amazing posts.

Thank you for visiting during the week and for sharing the posts to your own social media… as always your comments were very welcome and keep me motivated.

On with the show….

William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1987 Part Two – Terence Trent D’Arby, Chris de Burgh, Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes, Bon Jovi

William Price King meets the Jazz Icons – Mel Torme – An Introduction to an legendary artist.

Travel Column Rewind with D.G. Kaye – Snow vacations – Whistler, Cairngorms Scotland, Tahoe

– Cook from Scratch to prevent nutritional deficiency – Vitamin B2 – Liver, Poultry, Broccoli, Dairy, Mushrooms

Tales from the Garden – Pearly Girl and the Stone Band

Falling in and out of love – Friday Night

Falling in and out of love – Gaffer Tape

The Gentle Detox – Food Intolerances, Nightshade Family and Environmental Toxins

Hugh W. Roberts

#Interview Janice Spina – Darlene Foster, #Copyright Hugh Roberts – Deborah Jay, #Reviews Mae Clair, #Antigua Carol Taylor, #Focus Gwen Plano

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

January Round Up – #Children’s Bette A. Stevens, #Supernatural Yvette Calliero, #Thriller Jack Talbot, #Romance Jacquie Biggar, #Romance Harmony Kent, #Ireland Claire Fullerton,#Family Allan Hudson

– #Romance #Novella – Pour It On ( Keystone Couples) by Staci Troilo

Personal Recommendations – #Poetry Frank Prem, #Thriller Toni Pike, #Contemporary Jessica Norrie

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Cup of tea and Marriage Wisdom

The Senior Team Pass along the Funnies – Stating the obvious and What!

 

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

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – January 17th – 23rd 2022 – Hits 1986, Nat King Cole, Winter Sun destinations, Healthy Eating, Book Reviews, Funnies


Welcome to the round up with the posts from the week you might have missed.

A grey overcast day here in Ireland but at least it is dry and in fact I might have to water the pot plants in the front of the house which is almost unheard of during the winter months!

Not a great deal to report on the home front. I am just waiting until the end of the month to book my hotels for my planned trip to the UK for my sister’s 80th. We are still around the 6,000 mark here and the UK hovering around the 100,000. Hopefully that downward trend will continue in the next couple of weeks. Some of the paperwork, tests etc are being lifted from Monday.. they were put in place to prevent the spread of Omicron but that ship has sailed. There are murmurs about other variants but the general premis is that we are going to have to live with it. I am as boosted as I can be including the flu jab and have my travel permit, fingers crossed.

I did get out and about during the week and was delighted to be the guest of award winning author Janice Spina for an interview. Janice also very kindly reviewed Life is Like a Mosaic… so a double pleasure.

Interview with Author Sally Cronin

It is such a pleasure to welcome a fellow author to Interview an Author on Jemsbooks.blog. Today, please help me welcome talented author/poet/nutritionist Sally Cronin!

Thank you so much, Sally, for coming today to share a little bit about yourself and your lovely books. I am excited to have you here! The floor is yours! 

Head over to join us: Interview and review with Janice Spina

As ever I am very grateful for the contributions by William Price King, Debby Gies and Carol Taylor and I hope you will check out their posts and enjoy the music, travel and food.

And thank you for dropping in and reading, liking, commenting and sharing the posts.. it keeps me motivated.

On with the show….

Chart Hits 1986 Part Two – Peter Gabriel, Billy Ocean, The Bangles, Lionel Richie

William Price King meets the Jazz Icons – Nat King Cole – The 1950s

Three Winter Sun Destinations – Kauai, Hawaii, Malta and Martinique

Cook from Scratch to prevent nutritional deficiency – Vitamin B1 – Wholegrains, Mackeral, Pork, Pineapple, Eggs, Asparagus

#Winning Streak – The Charity Shop

Winning Streak – The Date

Tales from the Garden – The Santuary

The Gentle Detox – Part Three – Pre-Weight Loss – Willpower booster

#Interview Annika Perry on Priorhouse, #Writing Traci Kenworth, #Characters D.Wallace Peach, #Review Robbie Cheadle, #Writerlinks D.G. Kaye, #Stories Allan Hudson

Oh Baubles: A Christmas Romance Novella by Harmony Kent

#Christmas #Romance – Love Me by Jacquie Biggar

New Book on the Shelves – #Biography #WWI, Queen Victoria, #Adventures, Lucky Jack by S. Bavey

Personal Recommendations – #Paranormal Robbie Cheadle, #Western #Romance Sandra Cox, #Fantasy C.S. Boyack

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Pizza, Coffee and Breaking and Entering

January 20th 2022 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Eye openers and Husbanding

 

Thanks for dropping in and have a lovely week ahead   Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Round Up – 11th – 18th December 2021 – Chart Hits, Christmas Book Fair, Book Reviews, 12 Days of Christmas and Funnies.


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

I find it hard to believe that it is Christmas next Saturday and as expected a lot of confusion and new restrictions to navigate before the big day. It looks like at the moment, despite some tweaks to the policies in place families can still have Christmas together here in Ireland, but the signs are that it will be a lockdown in the New Year as a result.

The scientists are warily predicting that this is Covid’s last wave as it burns itself out, and we can only fevently hope that is the case and 2022 will prove them right.

In the meantime.. I hope you will enjoy some of the Christmas celebrations during the week.

Thanks to William Price King, Debby Gies and Carol Taylor for aiding and abetting the shenanigans… and to you for dropping in and joining in with the festivities.

On with the show…

The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1984 Part Two – Cyndi Lauper , Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Kenny Loggins-

#Christmas #Family – Mountain Laurel Christmas by Jan Sikes

Cook From Scratch Rewind – Sally Cronin and Carol Taylor – #Turkey – Perfectly Roasted

– What about us? – Christmas treats for pets and homecooked dinners

#Review Olga Nunez Miret, #Roundup Carol Taylor, #Funnies Story Reading Ape, #Interview Rebecca Budd and Debby Gies, #Family Pete Springer

The First Day of Christmas with guests Mary Smith, Jacquie Biggar #Food Carol Taylor – Mince Pies and Egg Nog

The Second Day of Christmas with guests Darlene Foster, Miriam Hurdle #Food from Carol Taylor, Christmas Pudding and Margaritas

The Third Day of Christmas with guests – Jennie Fitzkee, Lisa Thomson #Food Carol Taylor, Camembert Puffs and Mulled Wine

The Fourth Day of Christmas with guests Norah Colvin, Amy Reade #Food Carol Taylor, Carrot Soup and Champagne

The Fifth Day of Christmas with guests – D.G. Kaye, Lizzie Chantree, Joy Lennick, #Food Carol Taylor, Bread sauce and Snowballs

The Sixth Day of Christmas with guests William Price King, Annette Rochelle Aben, Jan Sikes, #Food Carol Taylor, Ricotta, Blackberry and Walnut Toasts and Cranberry Cocktail

Books by Sally Cronin – Free Book Give Away

#Shortstories – #Canada M. L. Holton, #Crime Jane Risdon, #Multigenre Jean Wilson and Joy Lennick, #Flash Sarah Brentyn, #Suspense Audrey Driscoll

#Children’s – #Seadog Patricia Furstenberg, #Ghosts Emily-Jane Hills Orford, #Environment Kathleen Jae, #Poetry Victoria Zigler

#Mystery #Thrillers – Mary Anne Edwards, D.L.Finn, Joan Hall, Daniel Kemp

#Children’s – #History Barbara Ann Mojica, #Mystery Elizabeth Merry, #GuineaPigs Jemima Pett

Drama Mary Crowley, #Thriller Gwen Plano, #Poetry Miriam Hurdle, #Gothic #Supernatural Adele Marie Park

#Fantasy Charles E. Yallowitz, Lorinda J. Taylor, #Shortstories J. E. Spina, #History #Communism Mark Lee Myers

#TimeTravel Rob Shackleford, #Historical, #Spiritual K. Lewis Adair, #ComingofAge Nancy Blodgett Klein

December 14th 2021 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin- Blame Game and Optimism vs. Pessimism..

December 14th 2021 – Santa Shenanigans and Festive Mishaps Part Two

 

Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you have enjoyed.. please join me again next week for some more fun and games. Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up- 28th November – December 4th 2021 – 1980s hits, Wales, Book Reviews, Christmas Book Fair, Blogging and Humour


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

At last we can celebrate Christmas, online at least without feeling too guilty…now we are in December.

An early start here with the Christmas Fairs to make sure that I feature all authors currently in the Cafe and Bookstore and in The Children’s Reading Room.. The fairs will be posted until Christmas week.. so warn your Kindles that there will be  influx of books.. I hope lol..This week is a taster of what is to come..

In 2018 and 2020 I featured the twelve days of Christmas and I am going to do so this year but I have amalgamated the two. In 2018 I shared guests each of the days with their most special Christmas gifts and as the guest included the contributors over the last nine years, I thought it would offer me another opportunity to thank them. Because of the time lapse I have updated bios, books and links (hopefully)… and I hope you will enjoy seeing them again or for the first time if you are new to the blog. There will be music, food courtesy of Carol Taylor on most days and my favourite drinks for the holidays.

As always a big thank you to William Price King, Debby Gies and Daniel Kemp for their contributions.. they are amazing.

Thanks to you for dropping in, liking, commenting and sharing.. it means a great deal.

On with the show….

Chart Hits 1983 Part Two – Spandau Ballet, Michael Jackson, Bonnie Tyler, The Eurythmics

1979 Part One – The Lady Magazine, Into the Unknown, Queen and Rocky

1979 Part Two – Bontddu Wales, Anne Murray and Star Trek The Movie

November 2021 – #Mystery Joan Hall, #Western Sandra Cox, #Children’s Toni Pike, #Poetry Elizabeth Gauffreau, History Patricia Furstenberg, #Poetry Colleen Chesebro, #Anthology Allan Hudson and Other Authors

Cook From Scratch Rewind – Sally Cronin and Carol Taylor – Cranberries, Sauce, Camembert Puffs, Apple and Cranberry Roast Pork

#Children’s – New Book on the Shelves – Wilbur’s New Home: A Surprise for Wilbur (Wilbur the Tractor) by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Smorgasbord Christmas Book Fair – New Author on the shelves – #Thriller – The Hurler by Jack Talbot

#Children’s – My Baby Bear Brother and Kong and The Hungry Crocodile by Joyce Murphy

New book on the shelves #Mystery – The Waiting House: A Novel in Stories by Lisette Brodey

#Memoirs – D.G.Kaye, Pamela S. Wight, Cynthia Reyes, Karen Ingalls, Marian Longenecker Beaman

#Contemporary – #Community Jessica Norrie, #Mental Health Anne Goodwin, #LGBTQ Stevie Turner, #Thriller Alex Craigie

#Paranormal – John W. Howell, Jan Sikes, JP McLean, Roberta Eaton Cheadle

#Children – #Chocolate Robbie and Michael Cheadle, #Tractor Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, #Monkey Donald Lloyd jnr #Fairystory Wanda Luthman

#Mystery Novels – Sharon Marchisello, Harmony Kent, Geoff Le Pard, Amy M. Reade

#Children’s Books – Emiliya Ahmadov, B.C Byron, Dawn Doig

#History – #Britain Mike Biles, #Russia Marina Osipova, #Transylvania Patricia Furstenberg, #Witchcraft Nancy Kilgore, #StephenFoster Sarah Taylor

Thrillers – Carol Balawyder, Sue Coletta, Terry Tyler, Mark Bierman, Jaye Marie

#Poetry – #Tanka – Dancing in the Moonlight by Gwen Plano

#PickleBall —A Growing Sport by Pete Springer

#Dogs – The Frustrated Hunter by Annabelle Franklin

#LunarDiary – January – The Wolf Moon by Joan Hall

#Reviews Colleen Chesebro, #Guestpost Marcia Meara, #Christmas Eat Dessert First, #WATWB D.G. Kaye, #MeatFree Carol Taylor

December 3rd 2021 – #RoundUp Carol Taylor, #Christmas Donna Parker, #Guest The Story Reading Ape, #Children’sbooks Jennie Fitzkee, #Guest Colleen Chesebro with D.L. Finn

November 30th 2021 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Houses and No Good Deed

December 2nd 2021 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – To Do Lists and Police visit

 

Thank you very much for dropping in today and your support during the week.. have an amazing weekend and I hope you will join me again for more festivities soon.