Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – November 19th 2022 – Staci Troilo, Darlene Foster, Dorothy Grover-Read, Judith Barrow with Phil Rowlands, Cheryl Oreglia, Robbie Cheadle with Daniel Kemp

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

First calling all cookie bakers... Staci Troilo hosts a cookie exchange every Christmas and it is a wonderful way to spread the festive spirit and share fantastic recipes you have inherited from family or discovered along the way.. here are the two links to visit.

This year’s introduction post: Staci Troilo’s Second Cookie Exchange

The sign up form for the Cookie Exchange: Register The Cookie Exchange

Darlene Foster takes us on a tour of Prince Edward Island and if you are a fan of Anne of Green Gables in the next post Darlene will be paying Green Gables a visit. In the meantime some wonderful photographs and facts about the island.

Head over to enjoy this tour of Prince Edward Island: A Province Fit for a King by Darlene Foster

Sadly Dorothy Grover- Read  lost her beloved sister Jan the morning after Halloween and in her honour shares a special family recipe for parsley and cheese bread. A bittersweet post that makes you appreciate the time you have with sisters all the more.

Head over to read this heartwarming post and get the recipe: Jan’s Parsley and Cheese Bread.

Judith Barrow is joined by author Phil Rowlands who shares his memories of childhood holidays in Wales with plenty of adventures and seals… a lovely read

Head over to enjoy Phil’s adventures in Wales: Places in our Memories Judith Barrow with Phil Rowlands

Cheryl Oreglia comments on the division within our society over many issues and explores the approach taken by Lady Bird Johnson both as a wife and First Lady, to bring conciliation and a way to move forward with grace.

Head over to discover more about Lady Bird Johnson and her life: Cheryl Oreglia and The Lady Bird approach

Robbie Cheadle shares her fantastic review for the thriller The Widow’s Son by Daniel Kemp, who many of you are familiar with as our open mic contributor with some of the best funnies around. This book sounds like a compelling read.

Head over to discover more about the book and read Robbie’s review: Robbie Cheadle’s review The Widow’s Son by Daniel Kemp


Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will enjoy these posts as much as I have. Sally

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! – Guest Round Up – Part Two – D.G. Kaye, Sandra Cox, Roberta Eaton Cheadle, Stevie Turner, Dorothy Grover-Read, Terry Tyler, Alex Craigie, Jacqui Murray, D.L. Finn, Rebecca Budd

Over the last three months, I have been privileged to share the thoughts and wisdom of friends within the writing community in response to the prompt ‘I Wish I Knew Now What I Knew Then!’. In case you have missed any of these guest posts I will be sharing their links in this catch up series.

Today my friend and fellow collaborator and non-fiction author D.G. Kaye (Debby Gies) shares her thoughts on learning from life lessons.

#Life – I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! by D.G. Kaye Posted on June 2, 2022

Author Sandra Cox relives those days of manual typewriters and correction fluid that made creating a manuscript so interesting, especially when you needed to correct a paragraph halfway through the book!. Not to mention the snail mail approach to getting a publisher!

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! #Pre-historic #Publishing by Sandra Cox

Author, blogger and master baker Roberta Eaton Cheadle shares how it is important to grab opportunities when they present themselves as they open doors to not just successful careers but the fulfillment of other passions such as baking, poetry and publishing.

#Life – I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! by Roberta Eaton Cheadle

Author Stevie Turner shares her experiences with dentists in her teenage years and the probable devastating effect it had on her health.

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! #Dentists by Stevie Turner

Newspaper and radio reporter, music promoter and hotelier Dorothy Grover-Read New Vintage Kitchen  shares a letter she would write to her younger self.

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! #Letter to my younger self by Dorothy Grover-Read

Author Terry Tyler addresses a number of issues facing us as we grow up including the generation gap, affairs of the heart and making the most of your roaring twenties…

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! #Life by Terry Tyler

Author Alex Craigie shares some of her childhood escapades and encounters with nature, and how a regret still remains with her 47 years later regarding a family rift and the impact on what should have been the happiest day of her life.

Wedding – I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! by Alex Craigie

Author Jacqui Murray shares the five things, that as a writer she wishes she knew then…wonderful insight for new authors about to begin their journey and a great review of useful tips for more established writers.

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! – #Writing, #Genres, #Indie Jacqui Murray

Author Denise Finn looks back on her teenage years that whilst rebellious in some respects also held some dark times. As an adult, she wishes she could go back and reassure her younger self that it would all work out fine.

#Life – I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! by D.L. Finn

Writer, blogger and podcaster shares her thoughts in wonderful style by video, Rebecca Budd… Rebeccas believes one of the key elements to a happy life, is to live in the present and make every moment count.

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! by Rebecca Budd


Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you have caught up with any of the posts in the series you might have missed. Thanks Sally.