Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up – 19th – 25th December 2022 – Contributors, Carols, Short Stories, Books, Music and Humour

Merry Christmas and if you are dropping by over the holidays, here are the posts from the week you might have missed. I know many have been impacted by the ferocious snow storms across America and I hope you and your families are safe.

Contributor News this week.

William Price King has been sharing some favourite carols this week and the wonderful Andrea Bocelli with a selection from his Christmas Album…and on New Year’s Eve a party  with music from William and some special guests .  You can also find William Blog– IMPROVISATIONWilliam Price King on Tumblr

Debby Gies​ shared some great funnies this week over here and on her own blog you will discover her latest podcast on grief and influences the way you celebrate the special holidays during the year. There are five book reviews in the Sunday feature this week of books that Debby has read during the year but did not include. Follow the link to Debby’s posts D.G. Kaye

Carol Taylor will be back after Christmas with the next in her Culinary A-Z and the letter ‘N’ – Carol is also one of the special guests at the New Year’s Eve Party. Over on her own blog you will find her memories of Christmas as a child, some last minute recipes for mincemeat and stem ginger and a wonderful Monday Musings with a video I recommend everyone watches as it will inspire you I am sure to look at our earth in a different way. Carol’s Monday Musings

Christmas Music with William Price King Rewind – Favourite Carols –

– William Price King – Andrea Bocelli – My Christmas Album

Christmas Archives – Short Story – The First Christmas in the New Land by Sally Cronin

The Kindness of Mice

Book Review – #Memoir – Fifteen First Times: Beginnings: A Collection of Indelible Firsts by D. G. Kaye

New Book #Suspense #Thriller Sue Coletta, #History #NorthernIreland Jane Buckley, #Poetry #Prose Sally Cronin

New Book on the Shelves – #Fantasy #Thriller – When Evil Chooses You: Book Three in the Dreamer’s Alliance Series by Dan Antion

#Memoir #Cancer Miriam Hurdle, #Romance Ritu Bhathal, #Crimethriller Carol Balawyder

New Book on the Shelves – #Supernatural Adventure The Last Drive by John W. Howell

#YA #Dystopian Teri Polen, #Psychological #Thriller Audrey Driscoll, #Mentalillness #WomensLit Anne Goodwin

#Shortstories Beem Weeks, #Mystery #Thriller Joy York, #Shortstories Simon Van Der Velde

Christmas Blogger Weekly – December 21st 2022 – Jennie Fitzkee, Traci Kenworth, Cheryl Oreglia, Robbie Cheadle, Hugh Roberts, Richard Dee, Staci Troilo, Judith Barrow

#Music – How To Make Your Own Christmas Song by Annabelle Franklin

Christmas and New Year Special – The Best Gifts Cannot be Bought by Harmony Kent

Best Medicine Christmas Special – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Cookie Thieves and Band Name

Thanks for dropping in and wishing you a wonderful Christmas… 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 – 24th – 30th January 2022 – Snow, Contributors, Hits 1987, Nat King Cole, Detox, Stories, Podcast, Health and Humour

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

Hope that you are all well. I know some of you are snow bound in the USA and in parts of Europe. This week has also seen the fifth fall of snow in the sahara in the last forty years and a rare carpet of snow welcomed those heading to worship in Jerusalem and it caused major disruption in Athens and Istanbul.

We seem to be in the trough between the two weather fronts and for a change and it has been quite a dry month with moderate temperatures. And we are more than happy for it to be so.

Other news

Regular contributors Debby Gies and Carol Taylor have been busy this week.

Debby has flown off to the sunshine in Mexico yesterday and just waiting to hear from her that she is settled in. She will be away for a few weeks but you can still enjoy her travel posts and funnies and Debby has promised to pop in and out to say hello.  Wishing her a wonderful holiday.

Head over to read Debby’s hasta la vista post: Mexico here she comes….

Carol debuts her brand new A-Z series this week World Cuisine and in this first series Argentina..excellent.

Head over to enjoy the flavours of Argentina in the new series: A-Z of World Cuisine

And of course my thanks to William Price King this week for The Breakfast Show and the final part of the Nat King Cole Series.. Next Friday another amazing artist.. Mel Torme.

The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1987 Part One – Whitney Houston, U2, Rick Astley, Aretha Franklin and George Michael

William Price King meets the Jazz Icons – Nat King Cole – The Finale

Life is Like a Bowl of Cherries – Animal Magic – The Night Shift

Life is Like a Bowl of Cherries – Animal Magic – The Gardening Assistant

Podcast – Tales from the Garden – The Last Emperor

The Gentle Detox Tool Box – Water retention and Sugar Cravings- Dandelion

#Funnies Marcia Meara, #Release M.J. Mallon, #Writing Shelley Wilson and Gail Williams, #Spotlight Bosssy Babe and Pete Springer, #Funnies The Story Reading Ape

The Winding Road to Portugal: 20 Men from 11 Countries Share Their Stories. by Louise Ross

#Scifi – Pale Face by W.D. Kilpack III

#Psychologicalthriller – Means to Deceive by Alex Craigie

Dancing to an Irish Reel by [Claire Fullerton]

#Ireland #Music #Romance – Dancing to an Irish Reel by Claire Fullerton

#Moonshine #WWII #Family – Novella – Father by Allan Hudson

Personal Recommendations – #Memoir Pamela S. Wight, #Romance Staci Troilo, #Childrens Janice Spina

Personal Recommendations – #Mystery Sharon Marchisello, #Paranormal Marcia Meara, #Mystery James J. Cudney

– January 25th 2022 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin… Pithy one liners and Breakfast in Bed


Thank you for dropping in today and your support during the week… I hope you will join me again soon… Sally.