Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Tuesday 28th January 2020 – #Photos Jennie Fitzkee, #Recycling Carol Taylor, #Reviews Annika Perry

The first post today is from Jennie Fitzkee and is a wonderful read…as Jennie goes through her media library to lighten the load on her capacity, she has found some treasures that she needs to keep somewhere safe…

A Walk Down Memory Lane – Photos Tell the Stories

I have been plugging away at deleting photos from my media library, because I am close to using up my available space. I know, it’s only a photo, but as I scroll through the photos, every one has been a walk down memory lane. They have stories to tell. No wonder this is taking me forever. Every delete feels like I am giving away my first born child.

Here are a few photos at random that pulled at my heart today. No, these will not be deleted:

Children took it upon themselves to pull over all the chairs and read books. I was stunned, thrilled, humbled, and very proud.

I met author Mo Willems!!!

Head over to enjoy many more special moments in photos that Jennie is going to save somewhere safe.. aren’t you Jennie? : Jennie Fitzkee in a Walk Down Memory Lane.

About Jennie Fitzkee

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It’s the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That’s what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease’s bestselling book, “The Read-Aloud Handbook” because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.

Here is the regular climate change and recycling post from our food expert Carol Taylor in Thailand.. as always she gives us something to think about…

Recycling and Climate Change…27th January 2020…Banana Leaf Technology and Roof Top Gardens…

Hello and welcome to this weeks news and views on Climate Change and recycling…Thank you for all your comments last week they were all valid concerns and I hope I went some way to answering those concerns it was lovely to have that two-way discussion going…Thank also to all of you who shared the post and spread the news and views.

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The banana tree…here in Thailand and in my garden Bananas grow in abundance.

Its scientific name is Musa Sapientum which roughly translated means Fruit of wise men

Here it is called Kluay pronounced glue oy.

Head over and find out how the banana leaves are used rather than plastic wrapping and containers, how orange peel is being put to very good use, zero emission snow enjoyment roof top gardens,and which well known company is in her naughty corner: Carol Taylor with banana leaves and roof top gardens

Enjoy the new series for 2020 : Carol Taylor – A-Z of Food

Now a post that features three Cafe and Bookstore authors.. Annika Perry has reviewed My Maine by Bette. A. Stevens and A-Z of Dumfries by Mary Smith & Keith Kirk

After a lifetime of New Year’s resolutions … and often failing to keep them, these last years I’ve steered away from making any.

However, one aspect of blogging weighs heavily upon me, my failure to review as many books as I would like, particularly indie-published ones. If my TBR pile was a real heap of books they would fill a room, I fear; luckily many are kept safe on my Kindle, hidden from immediate sight but never forgotten. I’m determined to share these books with you on my blog, a couple every month and I am happy to start with the two below.

Ironically, these are paperbacks, one a poetry book kindly gifted to me by Bette A. Stevens. The other by Mary Smith caught my interest as an unusual factual book about her local town.

Head over and read Annika’s reviews for these two books: Annika Perry reviews Bette A. Stevens and Mary Smith

Annika Perry, Buy: Amazon UK – And: Amazon US – Follow Annika: Goodreads – Blog: Annika Perry

Bette A. Stevens, BuyAmazon US – and : Amazon UK – Follow Bette: Goodreads – Blog4 Writers and Readers


Mary Smith, Buy: Amazon US – and: Amazon UK – Website: Mary SmithGoodreads: Goodreads


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