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

There have been many wonderful posts this last couple of weeks by those in our writing community and I would like to share with you a very small selecton I have enjoyed.

Jennie Fitzkee shares the second part of her Teaching Lightbulb Moment and it is so inspiring to read about the teaching blocks that she created from art exhibitions to the circus..wonderful post

Head over to read this inspiring post: Jennie Fitzkee – My Light Bulb Moment part two

Traci Kenworth accompanies her blog posts with a selection of links to other posts from the writing community. Always a wonderful selection and here is just one of her pre-Christmas posts about eye lashes.

Head over to enjoy the post and follow the links to other blogger’s posts: Beauty it’s all in the lash

Cheryl Oreglia explores Advent and wonders how we should best use this time of year, from a spiritual perspective and as an opportunity to refine the type of person we are or choose to be.

Head over to read Cheryl’s thoughts on Advent and enjoy her take on life: What are we waiting for?

Robbie Cheadle writing on Writing to be Read with a moving tribute to author and poet Sue Vincent who sadly died in 2021. Still very much missed within the writing community.

Head over to enjoy Robbie’s moving post: Tribute to Sue Vincent author and poet.

Even if you are not taking a blogging break it is always a good idea to spend time on housekeeping your blog and archive files. As always Hugh Roberts offers some great tips on how to do this effectively.

Head over to make a note on the steps to take to tidy up your blog over the holidays: Help your blogging during December

A festive story from outer space from Richard Dockett a must read for Father Christmas sceptics…..

Head over to read this fantastic short story:Festive Flash Fiction – Maybe you were right.

Staci Troilo has a wonderful virtual cookie exchange with participants from around the world sharing their Christmas Cookie recipes… you can find links to these recipes in her post.. something to save for future holidays.

Head over to follow links to amazing cookie recipes whatever your dietary requirementsStaci’s Virtual Cookie Exchange

Judith Barrow has a new book out in January ‘Sisters’ that I am really looking forward to reading, and in this post Judith tells the story of two sisters who both in their way became famous in the 18th and 19th century writer  Ann Hatton and actress Sarah Siddon.

Head over to read this fascinating story: Ann Hatton ( Ann of Swansea) and Sarah Siddon #FamousSisters


Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to read these posts in full. Have an amazing holidays.


Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! – Guest Round Up – Final Part – Richard Dee, John W. Howell, Staci Troilo, Annette Rochelle Aben, Hugh Roberts, M. J. Mallon, Judith Barrow

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!’.  This is the last part of the catch up series and I hope you have caught up with any posts that you missed.


Author Richard Dee who shares his perspective on life’s experiences and would have liked to share the knowledge and good news that most things work out as they should, to his 16 years old younger self.

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

Author John W. Howell shares some early life lessons such as ‘talking back to your parents!’ but also some that apply to life in general and to writing.

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! by John W. Howell

Author Staci Troilo shares the lessons she took from striving to please family and those she worked with and how loss and surviving overwhelming grief can make you stronger.

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now – Loss by Staci Troilo

Author and poet Annette Rochelle Aben shares her thoughts on life and the importance of forgiveness.

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! #Life #Forgiveness by Annette Rochelle Aben

Author and Blogging advocate and mentor Hugh Roberts shares his experience growing up in the unforgiving school environment that did not support his dyslexia.

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! #Dyslexia #Blogging Hugh Roberts

Author and poet M.J. Mallon (Marjorie) shares her thoughts on the prompt and how her father’s work abroad and visits to spend time with him in exotic locations and his stories ignited her own passion for writing.

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! #Family #Travel #Writing by M.J. Mallon

Author Judith Barrow returns to her teenage years and the restrictions that at the time stifled her desire to write and to teach, both of which she now embraces wholeheartedly.

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! #Family #Writing by Judith Barrow


I would like to thank everyone who participated in this series so honestly and inspirationally. It would seem that despite the rollercoaster randomness of life… the good times and the hardships, tragedy and loss, the human spirit strives to find its way and takes us to a place where we need to be.