Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – November 7th – 13th 2022 – Remembrance,1940s hits, Tony Bennett, Foods ‘K’, Far East 1946, Podcast, Book Reviews, Health and Humour

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

I hope you have had a great week. I know that some of you in Florida and adjacent states have been in the path of the latest hurricane and that caused extensive damage along the coast. Hopefully you have not suffered too much damage and that there is some respite from the weather fronts. We have had extremely high winds and torrential rain this week but we are lucky to only get the tail ends of the big storms across the Atlantic here on the East Coast, whilst those in the West of Ireland get the brunt of them.

The annual remembrance services have been held this week in the UK on November 11th and today with Rembembrance Sunday. Around the world veterans and those who did not return are remembered at different times of the year. My post this year is a tribute to an extraordinary marine who I was honoured to interview a few years ago. His story and those of the many thousands of wounded servicemen and women is one that needs to be told and thankfully there are some amazing charities who support them as they face the challenges of returning home with life changing injuries of the body and mind.

Remembrance Sunday and Veterans Day – For those who died and those that returned

Contributor News this week.

William Price King joined me for The Breakfast Show for the next in the series on hits from the 1940s and the next post in the series about the wonderful performer Tony Bennett.  You can also find William Blog– IMPROVISATIONWilliam Price King on Tumblr

Debby Gies​ is here on Monday morning with her next post in her Spiritual Awareness series on Angels… Over on her own blog you can enjoy Debby’s Sunday Book Review for  Well Behaved Wives by Amy Sue Nathan also the final day of the book launch for the fabulous The Necromancer’s Daughter by D. Wallace Peach.  Follow the link to Debby’s posts D.G. Kaye

Carol Taylor was here on Wednesday with her  A-Z of food with the letter ‘K’…on her own blog you will find news on Climate Change and COP27, some healthy options for breakfasts and how to navigate the treats over Christmas.  Also some edible roots I had not come across but sound delicious and here is the link for Carol’s Christmas Post The holidays and how to plan for social evens.

Thank you too for all your visits, comments and shares during the week. As always very much appreciated…♥

 On with the show….

The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1940s – Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como

William Price King meets the Music Legends – Tony Bennett – The 1950s

Carol Taylor’s – Culinary A – Z Rewind – ‘K’ for Kale, Ketchup, Kippers and Kanom Moo Krob (Crispy Pork and Kale)

#Poetry #Flash Fiction – A Cat’s Life and Life’s Greatest Gift by Sally Cronin

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#Memoir – Life on the Ocean Wave – Part Six -Malta and the Far East 1946 – Eric Coleman

Winterise your Body – Nothing more common than a cold…by Sally Cronin

Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – November 7th 2022 – Pete Springer, Judith Barrow with Jane Risdon, Patty Fletcher, Robbie Cheadle, John Howell.

New Book on the Shelves and Advance Review – #Thriller #Mystery The Girl from Belgrade by John L. DeBoer

Previous Reviews 2021- #Paranormal #Thriller – Blood Mark by JP Mclean

Previous Reviews 2021 – #Memoir – Flashes of Life: True Tales of the Extraordinary Ordinary by Pamela S. Wight

Previous Reviews 2021- #Poetry – Behind Closed Doors: A Collection of Unusual Poems by Robbie Cheadle

Previous Reviews 2021 – #History – Transylvania’s History A to Z: 100 Word Stories by Patricia Furstenberg

#Fantasy #Horror Calloway Falls by J. M. Murphy

Host Malcolm Allen November 2022 – Hairdressing and Reservations

Extra Rewind – November 2022 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp


Thanks very much for dropping in today and I hope you will join me again next week… Sally

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – 7th- 13th November – Remembrance, Anniversary, 1982 Hits, Book reviews, Guest Bloggers, Health and Laughter

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

Hope that you are all staying safe as cases seem to be spiralling upwards in most of our countries. Whispers of a Christmas lockdown here in Ireland seems to be gathering momentum and it might be necessary but certainly sad for those who were looking forward to finally seeing their loved ones around the Christmas dinner table at last.

On the homefront nothing much to report.. but it is our Wedding Anniversary on Monday.. 41 years… and rather than socially distance in a restaurant sipping Champagne through our masks.. we are going to have a rather Smorgasbord inspired meal of our favourite things….

We don’t drink much these days but a bottle of Cava will be chilled and accompanied by Tempura Prawns, Spring Rolls, Crispy Duck and Spare Ribs and followed by mini-eclairs. So if you don’t see much of me around the usual haunts on Monday afternoon, you will know why!

This week as always William Price King selected some great music for the Breakfast Show… we hope you enjoyed the selection.. Debby Gies and Daniel Kemp kept us laughing.. And thank you too for joining us and sharing the posts… it is much appreciated.

Chart Hits 1982 Part One – The Alan Parsons Project, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder, Survivor, Steve Miller Band


In Remembrance – The War Poets – In Sawnlees Once and Can You Remember Edmund Blunden

The War Poets Rupert Brooke – The Soldier


Vera Brittain The Superflouous Woman

Siegfried Loraine Sassoon CBE, MC The Working Party

Shoes, Makeup, Drama, A Wedding Carly Simon and The Sting

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1974/1975 – Married Quarters, Barry White, The Towering Inferno

Weekly Grocery Shopping List by Nutrient – Part Six – #Essential Fatty Acids

#Poetry – Grief Songs: Poems of Love and Remembrance by Elizabeth Gauffreau

Brody Cody and the Stepmother from Outer Space by Toni Pike

Past Book Reviews #Thriller – Our Justice (John Cannon Book 3) by John W. Howell

#UniversalLinks – One Link to Rule Them All by Sarah Brentyn

#Art – Painting in Defiance by M.L. Holton

Patty and her guide dog Blue. Patty has her hair tied back in a low ponytail and rests her right hand on Blue's head. She wears a white shirt with a pink and purple butterfly on the front and light blue shorts. Blue is a handsome black lab. He wears a brown leather harness with a handle attached to the back and is smiling at the camera as he sits in front of Patty. In the background is a brick building with white, windowed doors and a flowerpot overflowing with pink and yellow blooms.

Who Is She? Claire Plaisted: an Interview with Anita Kovacevic shared by Patty Fletcher

#WATWB – Meet the Young Woman Helping Others Smile, One Bouquet at a Time! – D.G. Kaye

#Music #Facebookads Nice Work If You Can Get It…by Will McMillan

#PreOrder #Poetry A Beechworth Bakery Bears e-Book: Waiting For Frank Bear by Frank Prem

New Book on the Shelves – #NewAdult #Romance – Our Summer by Angie Dokos

New Book on the Shelves #Christmas – Mountain Laurel Christmas by Jan Sikes

#Romance Lisette Brodey, #History #NorthernIreland Jane Buckley, #psychologicalthriller Lucinda E. Clarke

#CrimeThriller Sue Coletta, #Paranormal John W. Howell, #Shortstories J. E. Spina

– #Fantasy Richard Dee, #History Patricia Furstenberg, #Fantasy Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

10th November 2021 – #Reviews Jan Sikes, #Writing Marcia Meara, #Poetry D.G. Kaye, #Round Up Carol Taylor

#Remembrance Roberta Eaton Cheadle, #Afghanistan Mary Smith, #Ceramics Rebecca Budd, #Review Olga Nunez Miret

November 16th 2021 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Hibernation and Doctors.


November 11th 2021 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Blonde Men and Holiday Offer


Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will join me again next week… thanks Sally.