Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – August 1st – 7th 2022 – Hits 2000, Nina Simone, #Waterford, #Nutrition, Podcast, Book Reviews, Health and Humour

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

I hope you have had a great week.. The sun has been shining most days and this has meant that the last of the outside jobs on the house are well underway. Water has been a great attraction for the birds who already enjoy their outsize bathing trays that can hold a flock of starlings at one time. If there is a crow investigating ways to get into the bird feed pyramid we have built they seem to perform a synchronised Haka facing the intruder from the safety of the pool. Very entertaining and effective.

Charlie the crow is exempt from this behaviour and I do think they sense that his permanent disability of being unable to open his beak very wide makes him a non-threat. I had some double cream that had gone sour… and I know a certain someone who is very partial to a bit of dairy for some reason. I managed to catch Charlie in the act as he polished off the small tub ending up with the evidence all over his face.

Anyway they do provide plenty of entertainment through the kitchen window or if I am sitting in the sunshine. Apparently I am not a threat either and they chatter incessantly amongst themselves about the standard of the food and facilities… thank goodness they cannot access Tripadvisor.

As always my thanks to William Price King, currently on his summer break for the Breakfast Show and the life of Nina Simone. You can also find William Blog– IMPROVISATIONWilliam Price King on Tumblr

Debby Gies is back tomorrow morning with a brand new series exploring our spiritual well being.. Over on her blog you can you can enjoy her Sunday Review for Diamonds are for Now by Ruth Harris..and a lovely heartwarming tribute to her husband G’s sense of humour… head over to D.G. Kaye

Carol Taylor  was here on Wednesday with an exploration of foods and culinary terms in her terrific series A-Z of foods with the letter D. This week on her own blog you can enjoy her Monday Musings, Chicken Recipes, Green Kitchen and Saturday Snippets.. all about the word ‘Tickle’. Carol Taylor’s Weekly Round Up

Thanks too for all your visits, comments and shares this week… they mean a great deal..♥

 On with the show…

The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 2000s Part Two – Lone Star, Savage Garden, Anastacia, The Corrs

William Price King meets the Music Legends – Nina Simone – Part Four – The 1970s

Size Matters: The Sequel – #Morbid Obesity, #CandidaAlbicans Part Two by Sally Cronin

Alexander Defender of Men part two

Carol Taylor’s – Culinary A – Z Rewind – ‘D’ for Dates, Dragon Fruit, Drupes, Durian and Dirty Rice.

#Memoir #Waterford #Ireland #History – The Colour of Life – James the Landlord 1939 by Geoff Cronin

#Memoir #Waterford #Ireland #History – The Colour of Life – Work on a Timber Gang – 1942 by Geoff Cronin plus an audio extra

#WWII #Family – Leora’s Letters by Joy Neal Kidney


Posts from Your Archives 2022 – ‘Potluck’ – #Family #Storytelling by Jennie Fitzkee

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! – Guest Round Up – Part One – Claire Fullerton, Noelle Granger, Pete Johnson, Sharon Marchisello, Jane Risdon, Balroop Singh, Pete Springer, Carol Taylor D.Wallace Peach, Sue Wickstead

#Romance #Comingofage – Hope at the Ocean’s Edge by Chantal MacDonald

#Cancer – The Winding Road: A Journey of Survival by Miriam Hurdle

Summer Book Fair 2022 – #Flash #Life Pamela S. Wight, #Thriller Simon Van der Velde

#Ireland #Music #Romance Claire Fullerton, #Poetry Elizabeth Gauffreau

#Teaching Pete Springer, #Poetry Balroop Singh

#Interview Marcia Meara and D.G. Kaye, #Bookreviewing Robbie Cheadle, Jacqui Murray, Alison Williams, #Fear Cheryl Oreglia

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Masks and Funfair spells

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Tech Support and Crafty Poodles


Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead… and if you have time to visit me that would be lovely… 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