Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – November 28th 2021 – #Reviews Colleen Chesebro, #Guestpost Marcia Meara, #Christmas Eat Dessert First, #WATWB D.G. Kaye, #MeatFree Carol Taylor

A small selection of posts I have enjoyed over the last week and I hope you will head over to enjoy in full… thank Sally.

The first post is from Colleen Chesebro who shares her reviews for the entire series The Vindlanders Saga by Frankie Robertson

Featuring Your Next Weekend Read!

I’ve been exploring the Kindle Unlimited offers on Amazon, and I’ve not been disappointed! This has become an affordable way for me to feed my voracious book reading habit. For book reviewers like me, this is an excellent way to read books. It’s also a great way for authors to up their readership and still get compensated for the read. If you have your book available through Kindle Unlimited… thank you! Now, let me introduce you to four fantasy novels I absolutely loved!

Head over to discover more about the series and read Colleen’s reviews for the four books: The Vinlanders Saga by Frankie Robertson

The next post is from Marcia Meara with another in the Ten Things You May Not Know About Me series.. this week author W. D. Kilpack shares some interesting and diverse snippets.. and also his books..

Today, I’d like you to help me welcome another new visitor to The Write Stuff, author W. D. Kilpack. I think you’ll enjoy his Ten Things list as much as I did, so let’s get to it. Take it away, Bill!

Ten Things You May Not Know About – W. D. Kilpack

  1. When I was a kid, I was convinced I was growing horns. My mom would feel my head and say, “Yep, and they’re getting bigger!”
  2. I served as editor of the newspaper at Westminster College of Salt Lake City and editor-in-chief of the newspaper at West Jordan High School.

Head over to discover the other 8 interesting facts about W.D. Kilpack: Marcia Meara and W.D. Kilpack

The next post is actually from around this time last year but I came across it and Part B when looking through one of my favourite dessert sites – Eat Dessert First Greece..I think you will enjoy reading the post and trying out the sweet treats. Christmas food around the world. – Part B can be found: Here

Doing our research to prepare our Christmas articles, we found a very interesting website dedicated to Christmas. Among the many elements we singled out the descriptions of the foods and sweets that are traditionally consumed at the Christmas table. So in our new Christmas article we will get a taste of Christmas food and sweets from different countries of the world, we will get to know Royal Bee, a new Greek company from Chalkida that operates in the honey industry, and we will make with their honey our delicious Greek melomakarona to prepare for the upcoming holidays.

Head over to read part one: Eat Dessert First Greece – Christmas Table around the world part A

In this month’s #WATWB We are the World #Blogfest.. Debby Gies shares the story of an innovative young British teenager who saw a need within the deaf community and took steps to make it happen.. Inspiring.

We are the World Blogfest

#WATWB – We are the World #Blogfest #RandomActsofKindness, New App for Hearing Impaired – Sign Language

Welcome to the last post for the year for the WATWB – We are the World Blogfest. Each last Friday of the month, a group of writers contribute an article about something good going on in the world to deflect from so much of the negative going on in the world. For this month, I’m sharing my finding of a new App for the hearing impaired.

British High School senior, Mariella Satow, found herself stranded in New York during the pandemic and in between her online school classes she decided she wanted to teach herself how to do sign language. Later, Mariella couldn’t find one streaming platform that added sign language 

Head over to find out more about how Mariella made a difference: Random Acts of Kindness – New App for Hearing Impaired.

If you are looking for a meat free alternative to have over Christmas or to make a change from all the rich foods on offer, here is a recipe from Carol Taylor that looks delicious.

CarolCooks2…Today’s recipe from my kitchen…Cheese and chard pie with preserved Lemons…

This lovely Pie would make a lovely meat-free pie for Christmas dinner served warm with some lovely fresh vegetables…

Cheese and Chard, pie with Preserved Lemons. 

Head over to find the ingredients and method to create this delicious vegetable dish:Carol Taylor’s Cheese and Chard, pie with Preserved Lemons.


Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to read in full… thanks Sally.

Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – 24th January 2021 – #Guestpost Hugh Roberts, #Sociamedia Chuck Jackson, #Guestpost Marcia Meara

Welcome to the Blogger Daily with a small selection of posts that I have enjoyed during the week. I hope you will head over to read in full.. thanks Sally.

The first post is from Hugh Roberts whose guest Liesbet Collaert shares the true story of how romance unexpectedly threw her travel plans into doubt.

If It Feels Right, Can It Be Wrong? – A True Story And Guest Post by Liesbet Collaert

Continuing my series of true stories, I’m delighted to welcome Liesbet Collaert, who shares her story of how life changed the direction she was travelling.

Although Liesbet leads a different life to me (read and follow her blog to find out more) her true story is one I gasped at even though I’ve had similar experiences. It makes me believe in fate even more and why we find ourselves in certain situations for a real purpose.

Will her story bring back memories of a familiar position when you read it? Has fate played a part in your life?

Liesbet and Caesar arriving in San Francisco

San Francisco. A fascinating city I only know from movies and guidebooks. So close now! I can almost see the Golden Gate Bridge, smell the salty air of the bay, and feel the breeze in my light brown hair. The promise of a new adventure causes my ear-to-ear grin as I hop into our small camper to grab a CD of dEUS, my favorite Belgian band.

After crisscrossing the United States, Western Canada, and Alaska in our truck camper for the last year and a half, my boyfriend Karl, his dog Caesar, and I landed in California. Karl’s friend Nik, a DJ, had invited us to share his studio-apartment in Oakland, as a base to explore SF. Nik also rents out two apartments in his house.

Please head over to read this lovely post in full: Guest post by Liesbet Collaert host Hugh Roberts

The next post is from Chuck Jackson on the subject of social media and its intrusion into out lives, often with misleading or even fake news...

My morning routine as I eat breakfast often includes watching Joe Scarborough, Morning Joe, on MSNBC. I’m not a fan of Joe, but his news program is revealing and informative. I find Joe long-winded, and he takes too long to make his point or allow his guest to respond. Frequently, Mika Brzezinski offsets him when he goes overboard. Their coverage of the national news is timely, and their interviews are efficient in understanding the topic.

This morning’s discussion became heated when the subject turned to Facebook and Twitter when Mika and Joe explained, “…they see Facebook and Twitter as ‘publishers,’ and such, they want the social media platforms to be held accountable by the same laws as news organization…”

They feel both social media platforms were negligent in monitoring and eliminating “misinformation,” and “disinformation.” Mika’s rant continued saying, “Perhaps there wouldn’t be people dead. Perhaps there wouldn’t be people following false scientific information about the coronavirus. Perhaps there wouldn’t have been some sort of insurrection at the Capitol that was promulgated all over your sites. Perhaps there wouldn’t have been so much hatred and disinformation. You have shown that it drops just by some random act that you decided to take at the last minute…”

Head over to read the rest of the post and leave your views in the comments for Chuck: A step toward reconciliaton – Social Media by Chuck Jackson

The final post today is from Marcia Meara, whose guest Margaret Lyndsay Holton introduces us to the narrator of her book Trillium...

#GuestDayTuesday – TRILLIUM: Narrated by Voice Actor, Jens Hansen – Written by Canadian author, Margaret Lindsay Holton

Today, we are featuring something a bit different for you, a newly released audiobook. I’m going to let author Margaret Lindsay Holton tell you all about her fabulous Voice Actor and her novel. Take it away, Lindsay!

As an award-winning and mid-career Canadian author, I am thrilled to announce the AUDIOBOOK version of TRILLIUM, the juicy historical fiction set on the southern shores of Lake Ontario in Canada, narrated by the incomparable Jens Hansen!

In choosing the best narrator for this uniquely Canadian story set throughout the beautiful Niagara Peninsula, I was searching high and low for a broad ‘Mid-Atlantic’ accent that could reflect the undulating tones and intonations of the varied descendants of the English-speaking inhabitants. Finding just the right person was proving very difficult until I heard Jens’ wonderful voice.

Head over to meet Jens Hansen and to find out more about Trillium: TRILLIUM: Narrated by Voice Actor, Jens Hansen – Written by Canadian author, Margaret Lindsay Holton – hosted by Marcia Meara


Thanks for visiting today and I hope you will head over to read the posts in full.. thanks Sally.