Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – April 25th – May 1st 2022 – Ella Fitzgerald, Chart hits 1993, St. Kitts, Calcium, Poetry, Book Reviews, Guest Posts, Health and Humour

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

I hope all is well with you and in your neck of the woods.. Still busy in the house and garden and all the potting done now the frosts seem to have finished. This week I get moved out into the dining room as David gives our office a facelift… Luckily he has networked through the house so it does not cause too much of an upheaval.

We are still having issues with the Internet, and it is not giving us the speeds it should and dropped out completely at the beginning of the week. Because I schedule well ahead the posts are not impacted but fingers crossed it behaves better this coming week.

I have been invited to join the hosts Beem Weeks and Stephen Geez on Wednesday on the popular Voice of Indie Podcast and I am looking forward to meeting them both.

As always I must thank these three amazing contributors as the blog would not be the same without them.

William Price King joined me on The Breakfast show this week for the second part of the hits from 1993 and for the next part of the series on Friday featuring Ella Fitzgerald. – You can also find William – Blog– IMPROVISATION– William Price King on Tumblr

Debby Gies is recovering from Covid thankfully, but you know that it wasn’t going to stop her sharing so many of our posts on social media, and also publishing her own posts, including the third part of her adventures over the winter months.  If you are heading to Mexico for a vacation and in particular Puerto Vallarta, let Debby Gies​ be your guide.. in the last of her posts on her latest excursion, she shares how to get the best for your money in stores, trading at the beach, in the supermarkets and at the bar.

Puerto Vallarta, #Mexico Part 3, Fun, Sun, Shopping and Friends

Debby also took us to St. Kitts this week in the Travel Column... and if you head over you can also catch up with Debby’s other posts during the week .D.G. Writes

Carol Taylor shared her amazing recipes this week to ensure we are getting sufficient amounts of the vital mineral calcium, and she also shares some amazing Salmon recipes to complement the food therapy post this week.  As always Carol has been very busy on her own blog and you can catch up with all the action in her weekly round up including Food reviews, thoughts on what is going on in the world, recipes and health.

CarolCooks2 weekly roundup… 24th -30th April 2022-Monday Musings, Health, Food Review “Salmon” and Saturday Snippets where “Blue” is my prompt.

As always my thanks to you for your visits, comments and sharing of posts to social media.. it is appreciated.. ♥

On with the show

The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1993 Part Two – UB40, Mariah Carey, Meatloaf, The Proclaimers

William Price King meets the Jazz Icons – Ella Fitzgerald Part Three – The Eight Songbooks

The Travel Column Rewind with D.G. Kaye – Welcome to Saint Kitts #Caribbean

Cook from Scratch to prevent nutritional deficiencies with Sally Cronin and Carol Taylor – Calcium the most abundant mineral in the body

Chapter Four – The Dental Practice

Chapter Five – Hair Pieces and The Shoe Department

Chesebro’s Tuesday Weekly Challenge – #Choka – Origins

ales from the Irish Garden – Chapter Five – The First Banquet in the new Palace

Food Therapy Rewind- Salmon – Omega 3 on a Plate by Sally Cronin

#Crime #Thriller – Wings of Mayhem: The Mayhem Series: #1 by Sue Coletta

Book Reviews Round Up – April 2022 – #Psychological #Thriller Terry Tyler, #Biography S. Bavey, #1920s #Jazz Beem Weeks, #Shortstories Simon Van Der Velde, #Crime Sue Coletta

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! by Christopher Graham – The Story Reading Ape

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now! by Toni Pike

#Children’s – Tina Lost in a Crowd by Miriam Hurdle

Host Malcolm Allen – Street Golf and Shopping

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Funnies and Weird Facts Part One.


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

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up- 21st – 27th March 2022 – Hits 1991, Podcast, Book Reviews, Poetry, Health and Humour

Welcome to the round up of posts you may have missed during the week.

A glorious week of sunshine and we have been taking full advantage of the weather to get the garden tidied and readying the pots for replanting later in the month… we have another very cold snap this week but hopefully after that the major frosts will be over.

Amazing responses by people around the world to the Ukraine crisis and there are some  signs that the courageous defiance of the forces and people on the frontline, diplomacy and sanctions might bring an end to the conflict but it amazes me that one man out of over 7 billion has been allowed the power to inflict this much destruction.

John Howell celebrated wonderful people doing all they can to help refugees from the Ukraine with support, essential supplies and transport in Poland. John Howell. Good News

In other news on the homefront

One of my offline projects in recent weeks was an interesting assignment, narrating a video/slide presentation on the history of refractive eye surgery. Based on an award winning presentation from 2021 by renowned opthamologist Patrick I. Condon. I certainly found it fascinating to see some of the procedures and considering corrective eye surgery is only 200 years old it has come a long way in a short space of time.

If you are interested in watching here is the link on YouTubeThe History of Refractive Surgery by Patrick I. Condon

My thanks to William Price King for joining me on The Breakfast Show and for his weekly show featuring music legends, Debby Gies for finding the funnies and this week Daniel Kemp shared his humour in an Open Mic Night.

Coming up this week Debby continues her series on cruising holidays on Monday’s Travel Column, and Carol Taylor will be here on Wednesday with Cook from Scratch to prevent Deficiency and this week it is Vitamin B12. In the meantime you can catch up with Carol’s own posts on her blog.. always interesting and entertaining.

Carol shares her weekly round up with some helpful and interesting post on Cuisine in the Bahamas, 10 common food substitutes, preparing Tom Kha Gai (Thai Chicken Soup), Monday Musings and Saturday Snippets… head over to be entertained.

CarolCooks2 weekly roundup… 20th -26th March 2022-Monday Musings, Health, A-Z World Cuisine,The Bahamas , Food Substitutes and Saturday Snippets where “Mother” is my prompt.

On with the show….

The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1991 Part One – R.E.M, Bryan Adams, C&C Music Factory, Rod Stewart

– William Price King meets the Music Legends – Dionne Warwick – A hit filled 1960s and beyond

#MirrorCinquain – Fire and Water

Tales from the Garden – The Last Summer Ball and the Winter Fairy – Part Two

1991 – Perfume, Posh Bird, Diana Ross and The Commitments

1992 – Margaritas, London Docklands, Roy Orbison and The Crying Game

#Poetry #Fantasy – The Garden Black and other speculations (Free Verse Poetry) by Frank Prem

Food Therapy – Green Tea – One small leaf with terrific health benefits by Sally Cronin


Blogger Weekly 27th March 2022 – #Interview Janice Spina and Allan Hudson, #Reviews D.L. Finn, #Interview Colleen Chesebro and Elizabeth Gauffreau, #Timecapsule Jacquie Biggar, #Characters Richard Dee

Share an Extract from your latest book  – #Psychological #Thriller – Scam by Stevie Turner

robbie a ghost and his gold

#Paranormal #Historical #BoerWar A Ghost and his Gold by Roberta Eaton Cheadle

New Book on the Shelves – #Family – Coming of Age – Hope for the Tarnished by Ann Chiappetta

Personal Recommendations -#Paranormal #Thriller JP Mclean, #WWII Marina Osipova, #Crime Jane Risdon

Personal Recommendations – #Psychological #Thriller Lucinda E. Clarke, #Memoir Jaye Marie, #Poetry Joyce Murphy

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Illegible and Tennis Balls

March 24th 2022 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp


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

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – 14th -20th March 2022. 90s Hits, Cruise holidays, Vitamin B6, Earthquakes, New Zealand, Podcast, Poetry and Book reviews

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

How quickly the weeks are flying by and hard to believe the Spring Equinox is just around the corner. It should be a time of joy and new beginnings but unfortunately for millions around the world either victims of conflict or opportunistic pathogens, the day will pass without the will to celebrate.

People around the world are however, uniting in offering homes, much needed aid and support and in the news today…Daily Mail

A group of British firefighters are on their way to support firefighters in Ukraine, stocked with more than 5,000 items of fire and rescue kit. In social media footage, 22 vehicles were captured beginning their journey from London as another 22 fire engines also left Ashford, Kent, as part of a humanitarian aid campaign. The convoy of trucks will make its way into Poland, where fire engines will be able to cross the border and support firefighters in Ukraine. 

Millions have been raised by not just celebrities who are donating personally or leading donation drives but ordinary people determined to do their bit. There are a number of funds set up for donations but please do check them out thoroughly before donating to confirm their status.

My thanks as always to William Price King, Debby Gies and Carol Taylor for their amazing contributions and this week William joined me on the Breakfast Show for hits from 1990 and then shared the early years of the amazing Dionne Warwick. Debby shared her top tips for planning your cruise holiday in the Travel Column and Carol cooked up a storm with ingredients containing Vitamin B6 in Cooking from Scratch to prevent Deficiency… If you missed any of Carol’s interesting and entertaining posts on her own blog…. here is the link.

CarolCooks2 weekly roundup… 13th -19th March 2022-Monday Musings, Health, A-Z World Cuisine, Belgium, Glace Cherries and Saturday Snippets where a “Heart” is my prompt.

My thanks to you for all your visits, likes, comments and shares… it is always appreciated.

On with the show

Chart Hits 1990 Part Two – Phil Collins, Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt, Michael Bolton, Janet Jackson

William Price King meets the Music Legends – Dionne Warwick – The Early Years

The Travel Column Rewind – with D.G. Kaye – #Cruising – Reports and Tips Part One

Plums, Fruit, Harvest, Organic, Healthy, Fresh

Sally Cronin and Carol Taylor – Cook from Scratch to prevent nutritional deficiency – Vitamin B6 – Prunes, Chicken Tagine, Sweet Potatoes

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Podcast – Tales from the Garden – The Last Summer Ball and the Winter Fairy – Part One

1989 – Houston Reunion, San Francisco, Earthquake, Guns N’ Roses, When Harry Met Sally

1990 -Advertising, Chinese Food, Family Celebrations, Elton John and Pretty Woman

Title: Russian Dancers Artist: Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)
Date: 1899 via

Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Weekly Challenge – #Etheree – Exuberance

Food Therapy Rewind – Brown Rice so much more than just a grain by Sally Cronin

#Writing Traci Kenworth, #Audiobooks #Children Robbie Cheadle, #Review Elizabeth Gauffreau, #Interview Judith Barrow, #Blogging Hugh Roberts

#Adventure #Thriller #Africa – Legacy of War – Wilbur Smith with David Churchill

#YA – Amanda in Malta: The Sleeping Lady (An Amanda Travels Adventure Book 8) by Darlene foster –

#Contemporary – Matilda Windsor Is Coming Home by Anne Goodwin

Personal Recommendations – #Thriller Jane Buckley, #Thriller Jack Talbot, #Supernatural Yvette Calleiro

Malcolm Allen – Mother substitutes and Potholes

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Long climb and Estate Planning Posted on March 17, 2022


Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you will join me again next week… 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

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – January 17th – 23rd 2022 – Hits 1986, Nat King Cole, Winter Sun destinations, Healthy Eating, Book Reviews, Funnies

Welcome to the round up with the posts from the week you might have missed.

A grey overcast day here in Ireland but at least it is dry and in fact I might have to water the pot plants in the front of the house which is almost unheard of during the winter months!

Not a great deal to report on the home front. I am just waiting until the end of the month to book my hotels for my planned trip to the UK for my sister’s 80th. We are still around the 6,000 mark here and the UK hovering around the 100,000. Hopefully that downward trend will continue in the next couple of weeks. Some of the paperwork, tests etc are being lifted from Monday.. they were put in place to prevent the spread of Omicron but that ship has sailed. There are murmurs about other variants but the general premis is that we are going to have to live with it. I am as boosted as I can be including the flu jab and have my travel permit, fingers crossed.

I did get out and about during the week and was delighted to be the guest of award winning author Janice Spina for an interview. Janice also very kindly reviewed Life is Like a Mosaic… so a double pleasure.

Interview with Author Sally Cronin

It is such a pleasure to welcome a fellow author to Interview an Author on Today, please help me welcome talented author/poet/nutritionist Sally Cronin!

Thank you so much, Sally, for coming today to share a little bit about yourself and your lovely books. I am excited to have you here! The floor is yours! 

Head over to join us: Interview and review with Janice Spina

As ever I am very grateful for the contributions by William Price King, Debby Gies and Carol Taylor and I hope you will check out their posts and enjoy the music, travel and food.

And thank you for dropping in and reading, liking, commenting and sharing the posts.. it keeps me motivated.

On with the show….

Chart Hits 1986 Part Two – Peter Gabriel, Billy Ocean, The Bangles, Lionel Richie

William Price King meets the Jazz Icons – Nat King Cole – The 1950s

Three Winter Sun Destinations – Kauai, Hawaii, Malta and Martinique

Cook from Scratch to prevent nutritional deficiency – Vitamin B1 – Wholegrains, Mackeral, Pork, Pineapple, Eggs, Asparagus

#Winning Streak – The Charity Shop

Winning Streak – The Date

Tales from the Garden – The Santuary

The Gentle Detox – Part Three – Pre-Weight Loss – Willpower booster

#Interview Annika Perry on Priorhouse, #Writing Traci Kenworth, #Characters D.Wallace Peach, #Review Robbie Cheadle, #Writerlinks D.G. Kaye, #Stories Allan Hudson

Oh Baubles: A Christmas Romance Novella by Harmony Kent

#Christmas #Romance – Love Me by Jacquie Biggar

New Book on the Shelves – #Biography #WWI, Queen Victoria, #Adventures, Lucky Jack by S. Bavey

Personal Recommendations – #Paranormal Robbie Cheadle, #Western #Romance Sandra Cox, #Fantasy C.S. Boyack

Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Pizza, Coffee and Breaking and Entering

January 20th 2022 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Eye openers and Husbanding


Thanks for dropping in and have a lovely week ahead   Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Round Up – December 26th – January 2nd 2022 – New Schedule, Starship, NY Party, Shortstories, Reviews, Bloggers and Funnies

Welcome to the round up of posts bridging the gap between 2021 and 2022…

Happy New Year and wishing us all a healthy, wealthy and love filled year whatever life and opportunistic pathogens throw at us.

We had a quiet Christmas and New Year with plenty of movies, good food and the occasional glass of cheer. As with most countries there has been an avalanche of cases here topping 23,000 yesterday, which for a country with only 5 million people.. is high. Thankfully the trend of deaths associated with Omicron is lower than previous variants and there is evidence from other countries such as South Africa that it comes in fast and furious and then burns itself out… Fingers crossed it is its last attempt to infect the world and we see a more positive outcome in 2022.

We have not made resolutions for many years but we have made plans. To redecorate the house and put in the market by the summer. Find a new home further down the south east coast of Ireland, possibly between Wexford and Waterford. And once moved it would be good to be able to travel a little before coming back to settle down with a new fur baby.

Flexibility and adaptability have to be built in to those plans, but that is something we are prepared for.  And there is also time allocated for me to finish some of my writing projects and read more books in 2022.

As always I have had help this week between Christmas and New Year by much appreciated friends and collaborators – William Price King, Debby Gies and Malcolm Allen.

In 2022 William and I will continue with The Breakfast Show on Tuesdays… and I am also sharing updated posts from William’s two series – Jazz Icons and Music Greats on Fridays over the year.

D.G. Kaye’s Travel Column Rewind begins tomorrow morning with updates on travel restrictions for all the countries featured, which are open for tourism.

Carol Taylor and I will reshare the posts Cook from Scratch to prevent Deficiency from this Wednesday.

The Health Column returns on Thursday with the series The Gentle Detox to get you into 2022 in good shape.

The new Smorgasbord Bookshelf kicks off with two new releases during the week and the new series of Meet the Authors begins on the 10th.

There will be afternoon videos, some funnies, short stories and a blogger daily.

I hope you will enjoy the new schedule and join us when you have the time. As always I am so appreciative of your support

On with the show

Chart Hits 1985 Part One – Sade, Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis & The News, Jefferson Starship

appy New Year 2022 – Music to get the party started – hosts William Price King and Sally Cronin – Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald, ABBA, Swing

Short Story – Technology – The Weekly Shop

Short Story – Technology – DNA

The new Smorgasbord Bookshelf of personally recommended authors and their books

#NorthernIreland #Thriller #Romance – Stones Corner Turmoil by Jane Buckley

#Children’s – Amazing Matilda: A Monarch’s Tale by Bette A. Stevens

#Contemporary Anne Goodwin, #Romance Jan Sikes, #Romance Staci Troilo, #Shortstories Mae Clair, #Thriller Jane Buckley

#Funnies The Story Reading Ape, #Bookreviews Terry Tyler, #Christmas Carol Taylor, #Donation Jennie Fitzkee, #Videos D. G. Kaye, #Farewell to a friend.

January 2nd 2022 – #Pinenuts Carol Taylor, #Reviews Gwen Plano, Colleen Chesebro, Jan Sikes, #Spotlight C.S. Boyack

Head over to find out more about the health benefits of laughter and some funnies to get you started: Laughter the best Medicine 2022

December 28th 2021 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Balance and Remote Controls…

December 30th 2021 – Malcolm Allen Rewind – E-Reader and Pole Dancing


Thanks for joining me during this week of fesitivites and wishing you a very healthy, happy and wealthy 2022….

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up – 3rd – 9th October 2021 – James Bond, 1979 Hits, Green Kitchen, Stories, Book Reviews, Bloggers, Health and Humour

Welcome to the round up of post you might have missed during the week here on Smorgasbord.

We have been busy enough around here with final end of summer jobs in the garden… more topsoil and the turf coming in next week to complete the lawn work in the front of the house.. and then we finish the back in the next month. They need to be done before we put the house on the market next year and then we can start on the redecoration inside… it is five years since we did the last round and it needs freshening up.

We have been talking about where we go next, it will still be in Ireland and we are leaning towards the coast between Wexford and Waterford giving us access to both of them but still in a rural or coastal location if possible. The motorway that now goes all the way from Dublin to Wexford is to be extended on to Waterford in the next few years and that will make it very much easier to travel that southern coast.

My mother’s family originate from a small hamlet called Ballinacura in cork. Having managed last year to gain access to some records from the 1820s, it looks like the men in the family were pilots who would row out to ships and bring them into harbour. They also worked on the river.. When we move we are going to explore further in person which is much more effective. David’s family moved to Waterford from Cork and so we both have our origins there.

Just a note about the next couple of months. I am in writing mode at the moment and so I am scheduling non time sensitive posts out two weeks or so. If you are in the Cafe and Bookstore and have a new book due to be released.. either on pre-order or available in the next month or so, please email me on so I can put a date in the diary to share the news.


We went to see No Time To Die the latest Bond film on Wednesday. It is a long film 2hour 45 minutes but it is action packed and the time flew by. It was certainly a great send off for Daniel Craig as James Bond and tied off quite a few loose ends with some surprises along the way. We had recently rewatched Spectre and this film picks up where the story left off . I still think Skyfall was the best of his films but can recommend this to all Bond fans and it will be interesting who picks up the 007 designation next.  Here is the official trailer courtesy of James Bond 007  

Gwen Plano shared her reviews for three poetry collections in a lovely feature this week and I was in great company with Elizabeth Gauffreau and Colleen Chesebro...

I hope you will pop over to read Gwen’s reviews: Gwen Plano – Reviews for Colleen, Liz and Sally

This week William Price King, Carol Taylor and D.G. Kaye have done an amazing job with their contributions and so grateful to everyone who has visited, liked, commented and shared the posts.

And congratulations to contributor to the laughter series Malcolm Allen and his long term partner Sarah who married earlier in the week. Here is a lovely photograph of the occasion.

On with the show

Chart Hits 1979 Part Two – Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand, Earth Wind and Fire, Abba and Dire Straits

Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen – October 2021 – Yeast Free Raisin and Cinnamon bread, Hair Conditioner, Fabric softener, World Food Day

Usher Taking Things for Granted

Vanessa – In a Dilemma

1965 – Lancashire – The Sound of Music – Something Good and The Lonely Goatherd

Turning Back the Clock – The Hormone Factor Part One – by Sally Cronin

#Anthology – The Shadows We Breathe (volume 1) Edited by Sarah Brentyn and contributing authors

New Review #Memoir – Flashes of Life: True Tales of the Extraordinary Ordinary by Pamela S. Wight

Book Reviews Rewind – #Children’s #Adventure – Felix Finds Out by Elizabeth Merry

September Recap – #Children Dawn Doig, #Dogs Andrew Cotter, #Fantasy Richard Dee, #Poetry Annette Rochelle Aben, #Murder #Mystery Sharon Marchisello

Weekly Grocery Shopping List by Nutrient – Part One – Vitamins A – B by Sally Cronin

Meet My Best Friend San by D.G. Kaye

The amazing Jennie Fitzkee who delights us with her stories from her classroom came to the attention of the producers of the Kelly Clarkson Show and that began a wonderful adventure with the culmination in Jennie’s appearance on the show.

Jennie Fitzkee is a guest on the Kelly Clarkson Show..

How To Write The Perfect Titles For All Your Blog Posts #BloggingTips by Hugh W. Roberts

#Writing and our #Health by D.L. Finn… on Story Empire

#Finance -Squeeze the Most out of Your Money – Part 1 by Sharon Marchisello

Tuesday October 5th 2021- #Connections Jane Sturgeon, #Cats Nikki Fries, #Food Carol Taylor, #Launch Chris Hall and Elizabeth Gauffreau, #Revews Diana Peach

Thursday 7th October 2021 – #Haunting Rebecca Budd, #Reviews Sandra Cox, #Interview Melanie Stewart with Sharon Marchisello, #Update and #Llamas Mary Smith, #OracleCards D.G. Kaye

Old Dog Tray by Sarah Taylor

New Author on the Shelves – #Historical #Witchcraft – Bitter Magic by Nancy Kilgore

Word Weaving #1: A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse – The Moons of Autumn. – Colleen Chesebro and other Poets

#Reviews – #Fantasy M.J. Mallon, #Poetry Elizabeth Gauffreau, #Suspense Joan Hall

#Reviews – #Fantasy Yvette Calliero, #Romance #Mystery Mae Clair, #western #romance Sandra Cox

Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra Rewind- Courtroom funnies host Sally Cronin

October 7th 2020 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Baked Beans and Great Expectations


Thanks for dropping in today and hope you have enjoyed the posts.. please join me again next week… Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – 29th August – September 4th 2021 – New Book Promotions, Out and About, Fleetwood Mac, Reviews, Health, Shortstories and Humour

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

Another week has flown by and I am extremely grateful for every drop of rain, little bit of sunshine and even the inevitability of the restrictions still placed upon us in Ireland for at least the next 6 weeks until October 22nd.

How very lucky we are to have such predictability, when so many have been faced with devastation and fear as they try to flee their homes in the face of violence and terror, or in the case of those on the east coast of America the natural malevolence of the weather.

It is good to see many nations reaching out to take in refugees but there are still millions who are left behind to face a very different future than they had wished for.

The Cafe and Bookstore New Book Promotions

If you are already in the Cafe and Bookstore please let me know if you have a new book coming out over the next few weeks either on pre-order or available on Amazon so that I can set up a new book promotion. I have a format for the post so only need a link for either Amazon US or UK and I will take care of the rest.

If you are not already in the cafe, please read the post at the following link to find out more about what I need from you: Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves 2021 – #Free book promotion

Over the next few weeks in addition to the book marketing podcasts, I will be sharing some pre-recorded posts from my time on The Main Ingredient radio show with Kelli Brett in Spain. They are based on my Turning Back the Clock book from 2005 which offers some anti-aging strategies. I thought you might enjoy the format as Kelli Brett is very entertaining and we had a love of fun with the shows.  Not all the series survived but I will record those again.

I hope you will join me in knocking off a few years and getting ready for the winter months. The first post goes out Monday.

I will also be recording the next series of book marketing and public relations for authors to share with you.

I was out and about this week with Annika Perry who did a lovely feature and review for Life is Like a Tapestry – Woven in Words…

Annika Perry – Review – Life’s Rich Tapestry 

I was very honoured to be invited by interior and fashion designer Valentina Cirasola to be her guest in her new series of author interviews. Valentina asked some interesting and thought provoking questions and I look forward to meeting her other guests in coming weeks. Please head over to read and also find out more about Valentina’s work and her books promoting colour in our lives.

Autumn with an Author – Sally Cronin with Valentina Cirasola

As always my thanks to William Price King (back from his summer break) D.G, Kaye and this week Danny Kemp in the Open Mic night slot.. I am also grateful to you  for dropping in and your support which is much appreciated.

The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1977 – Part One – Fleetwood Mac, Eagles, Carly Simon and Donna Summer

Volume Two – Kenneth – A Love for Life by Sally Cronin

– Lily – The Easter Eggs by Sally Cronin

– The Village Square September 3rd 1939 – by Sally Cronin

New Book Review #Children’s and #Parents – Lulubelle Loves to Bake by Dawn Doig.

Book Reviews Rewind – Word Craft: Prose & Poetry: The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry by Colleen M. Chesebro

Smorgasbord Book Reviews Rewind – #Paranormal – The Emissary Trilogy; A Riverbend Spinoff by Marcia Meara

Paws on the Street Part Nine – 29 Days and Counting By Patty L. Fletcher

This series is about the person you feel has had the most influence on your life and has shaped the person you are today, and what you have achieved. That might be in reaching personal goals or to do with your career. This is of course also a marketing opportunity for your blog and books, and a showcase of your writing skills.

New Series – #Nonfiction – Guest Posts – Who has influenced you the most in your life?

#Mystery – The Coin by Rob Shackleford

#Reviews – #Tractors Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, #Friendship Donald Lloyd Jr

New Book on the Shelves – The Tomato Smuggler: How One Man Stood Up To #Communism by Mark Lee Myers

New Book on the Shelves – #Poetry – Son of Booku: More Halloween Haiku by Annette Rochelle Aben

New Book on the Shelves – #Paranormal #Thriller – Pre-Order Blood Mark by JP Mclean

#Reviews – #Romance Jacquie Biggar, #Historical #Paranormal Roberta Eaton Cheadle, #PostApocolyptic Harmony Kent

#Reviews – #Paranormal Marcia Meara, #Sci-fi Thorne Moore, #Gothic #Supernatural Adele Marie Park

Reviews – #Mystery James J. Cudney, #Memoir Liesbet Collaert, #ParanormalThriller John W. Howell and Gwen Plano

Monday 30th August 2021 – #Bookclubs Rebecca Budd, Reviews D. Wallace Peach, #Review D.G. Kaye

Family Health – Dehydration – Headaches, skin conditions, fatigue and more


Women’s Health Month – Introduction and The Reproductive System by Sally Cronin

August 31st 2021 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Sunscreen and Last Respects

September 2nd 2021 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Eggs and Talking Dogs

September 3rd 2021 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Mistaken Identity and Appropriate Names

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

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Weekly Round Up – 22nd – 28th August 2021 – Out and About, ABBA, Book Reviews, Children’s Books, Short Stories, Health and Humour

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

A week of sunny weather which we have enjoyed very much, so sorry that some places in the world are still experiencing the extreme heat and bush fire risk as well as on the other side of the coin.. severe flooding. It has been an opportunity to get weather related jobs down on the outside of the house and in the garden although I can only claim supervisory and catering responsibilities for the work!  Everything looks so much brighter with a new coat of paint…including he who wields the brush!

Charlie Update

The young crow we are rehabilitating is enjoying luxury accommodation at night with a running buffet of rice, raw egg, tuna in sunflower oil and meal worms.. (dead thank goodness).. He is eating well now despite his beak still not opening fully, and we know this by the amount of poop evident in the morning that requires cleaning.

He now has much more energy and we put what food is left in his dish out in the back garden near the bird feeders and whereas in the early days he would scuttle off if starlings or sparrows came near it, he is now defending his bowl and chasing them off. He still makes funny noises and we think he might be mimicking the chickens next door…

It is strange to see this lone crow surrounded by starlings and sparrows as they forage for seed I sprinkle on the ground but they seem to accept his squawk is worse than his peck.

He has put on weight and is attempting to fly from spots he has found in the garden that offer him some elevation. Hopefully another couple of weeks of food, rest and activity during the day he will be ready to take to the skies.

A very special week as for me as a writer, with reviews for Life is Like a Mosaic being shared. Every review I receive is such a gift. I know how many books are waiting patiently on everyone’s TBRs and so grateful when time is found to read mine. So huge thanks to Robbie Cheadle, Diana Wallace Peach and Toni Pike for their features this week they have boosted my confidence no end.

Robbie Cheadle – Robbie’s Inspiration

Diana Wallace Peach – Myths of the Mirror

Toni Pike – Website and Blog

As always my thanks to the regular contributors who make such a difference to the blog.. William Price King (back from his break next week) Debby Gies and Malcolm Allen with their take on humour. Thank you too for all your support during the week.. as always appreciated.

Now on with the show….

Chart Hits 1976 – Part Two – ABBA, Lou Rawls, Elton John, Kiki Dee and The Four Seasons

What’s in a Name? – Volume One – Jane – The Surprise by Sally Cronin

Jack – A VIP Visitor by Sally Cronin

Authors on Facebook.. Pages and Groups


Book Marketing and Public Relations – #Twitter and #LinkedIn.. Cons of marketing online by Sally Cronin

Crown Cinquain – Lullaby

Smorgasbord Coffee Morning – Bring a Guest – Author Jane Risdon and International Stylist and Journalist Dennie Pasion

New Review – #Prehistoric #Adventure – Laws of Nature (Dawn of Humanity Book 2) by Jacqui Murray

Book Reviews Rewind – #Children’s – Tina Lost In A Crowd by Miriam Hurdle

Smorgasbord Book Reviews Rewind – #Fantasy #Adventure #Humour – H.M.S Lanternfish (The Lanternfish Series Book 2) by C.S. Boyack

Family Health A-Z -Pre-Diabetes – A billion at risk of diabetes worldwide by Sally Cronin

Solar Eclipse by Darlene Foster

Monday 23rd August 2021 – #Roundup Carol Taylor – #Interview M.J Mallon and Allan Hudson, #Ebookformatting Colleen Chesebro

Tuesday 24th August 2021 – #Review Toni Pike for Robbie Cheadle, #Childhood Pete Springer, #Writers D.G. Kaye

Wednesday 25th August 2021- #Interview Marcia Meara and Sharon Marchisello, #Heartbreak Donna Parker, #Funnies The Story Reading Ape..

Smorgasbord Children’s Reading Room – #Reviews – #History Barbara Ann Mojica, #Adventure #Monkeys Joyce Murphy

New Author on the Shelves – #Romance Christmas at the Leaves of Change Café: Book 1 in the Leaves of Change Cafe Series by Sarah L. Campbell

New Book on the Shelves – #Teen/YA #Sci-fi #Fantasy – The Syk’m by Richard Dee

New Book on the Shelves – #Mystery, #Thriller – Vigilantes: A Drake Alexander Adventure by Allan Hudson

New Author on the Shelves – #Timetravel – Traveller Inceptio: Traveller Book 1 (Traveller Series) by Rob Shackleford

#Reviews -#Life Pamela S. Wight, #Cyberpunk C.S. Boyack, #Poetry Elizabeth Gauffreau

#Fantasy M.J. Mallon, #Biographical #Fiction Roz Morris, #Poetry Robbie Cheadle

Reviews – #Family Anne Goodwin, #Historical Noelle Granger, #Historical Andrew Joyce.

August 24th 2021 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Singles Bars and Inflight Panic

August 26th 2021 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Deafness and Questions!

August 27th 2021 – Malcolm Allen – Search Engines and Oxymoron Museum


Thanks for dropping in and for all your support.. I hope you have an amazing weekend and will join me again next week… Sally.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – 8th – 14th August – Minnie Riperton, The Green Kitchen, Stories, Reviews, Kidney Health and Humour

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

I hope that you have all had a good week. Mixed weather here but compared to some of the fires in Southern Europe due to the extreme heat, we have no complaints.

David is busy building me a new computer with all the up to date wizardry, including a stable version of Windows 10 that he configures like Windows 7 as he knows I prefer it. Over the years he has built many and saved a fortune.. buys the components and a box and instead of a one size fits all it is custom made to our requirements. He also removes some of the unnecessary bells and whistles we don’t need and just slow everything up as well as track your every key stroke. Not to mention creating a sound-proofed studio for my podcasts.

There is not much he can’t do around the house, garden and computers to be honest…I certainly would not have published any of my books without his expertise..and so I think I’ll l hang on to him… it is early days yet, just 41 years on September 16th but I am warming to him lol…❤ ❤


My thanks as always to William Price King, currently on a break, for co-presenting the Breakfast Show with me,  Carol Taylor for her fantastic Green Kitchen keeping us informed, entertained and well-fed, Debby Gies for finding great funnies for The Laughter Lines and this week Malcolm Allen in Australia for the Friday funnies extra.

And my thanks to you for dropping by, reading the posts, liking, commenting and sharing… it is very much appreciated.

On with the show….

Chart Hits 1975 Part Two – Minnie Riperton, Queen, The Eagles, Bruce Springsteen

Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen – August 2021 -Bamboo Toilet Paper, Cream Cheese Bread, Conservation, Grow Your Own, Shampoo Bar.,

What’s in a Name? – Volume One – Hannah – Finding a way to move on! by Sally Cronin

What’s in a Name? – Volume One – Hector – The Homecoming

Not So Fair at the County Fair by Marlene Mesot

-#Freeform – Key Words by Sally Cronin

New review #WW2 – The Home Front: 1939–1945 in 100 Objects by Austin J. Ruddy

Book Reviews Rewind – #Short Stories–Undercover Crime Shorts by Jane Risdon

Book Reviews Rewind – #Fantasy – Soul Swallowers (The Shattered Sea Book 1) by D.Wallace Peach

Book Marketing and PR for authors – Branding your Blog or your Writing by Sally Cronin

Author Sharon Marchisello and her guest Mark Lee Myers

The Immune System and How it Works by Sally Cronin

Family Health – The Kidneys and Urinary Tract Heath – Eating Plan by Sally Cronin

– The Immune System – Your role in its efficiency by Sally Cronin

Carmen, Gypsy, Spanish Woman, Dancer, Girl, Rose, Red

Thank you Betty Lavington from Sally aged Seventeen – #Drama #Influencers by Sally Cronin

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Smorgasbord Children’s Reading Room Special – How books can make a difference – Cameroon School for the Deaf – Supported by Dawn Doig

– #Reviews – #Princess Wanda Luthman, #Historical Antoinette Truglio Martin

New Book on the Shelves – #Historical #WW2 – Over the Hedge by Paulette Mahurin

New Book on the Shelves – #Contemporary #Romance – Island Ties by Christine Campbell

#Reviews – #Fantasy D.Wallace Peach, #Fantasy Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene, #Historical Margaret Skea

#Reviews – #Hispanic #ComingofAge Nancy Blodgett Klein, #Mystery #Thriller Susanne Leist, #Poetry Elizabeth Merry

#Suspense Joan Hall, #Memoir Karen Ingalls, #Poetry Jude Itakali

Monday 9th August #Reviews by- D.G. Kaye, Jan Sikes and Terry Tyler

Wednesday August 11th 2021 – #Blogging Hugh Roberts, #Author Interview Allan Hudson with Ritu Bhathal, #Guest Marcia Meara with Vali Benson

Thursday August 12th 2021 – #Blogsupport Michael of OIKOS™- Art, Books & more

August 10th 2021 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Language and Wonder Diet

August 12th 2021 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Synchronization and Squirrels!

Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra – August 13th 2021 – Malcolm Allen – Stars and Cunning Predators


Thanks very much for joining me today and I hope you have an amazing weekend…Sally.