Welcome to the weekly round up of posts that you might have missed this week on Smorgasbord.
There cannot be anyone left in the world, unless they live in remote areas without access to the Internet, that has not read all the news this week on the global pandemic.
There have been inspiring stories of those putting themselves in the path of the disease such as healthcare workers and those keeping groceries and medicines available… and the also stories of the panic buying and behaviour by some who feel their need should be put above others.
So, I am not going to comment on any of it further than to say that I hope that you are all safe, and if isolated you have family and friends who are buying your groceries and keeping in touch by phone, video links and email.
I know that it must be very challenging to have children at home full of energy, with the prospect for some of them to be off school until the end of the summer. I can recommend for the younger ones that you tune into Jennie Fitzkee’s stories on the Aqua Room channel on Youtube for some wonderful chapter books.
You can read more about it : A Jennie Story on Youtube
And here is the link to The Aqua Room where you will find Jennie’s stories plus other activities for younger children: The Aqua Room
As I mentioned here, if you are on your own or would like to chat then my email is email@example.com – Don’t feel that you are completely shut off from the world, as our community here on WordPress and social media is a way to keep connected.
Apart from writing my next books and the blog, I have been baking this week… I don’t want to take the bread off the shelves when it is in such high demand and it is only time that prevented me from making my own in the last few months. I make Irish soda bread (also a great mix to make scones as well).. No yeast required and very easy to make, I have just updated my recipe. Irish Soda Bread or Scones
This week’s batch that will keep us going for a week at least.
I would also like to remind any authors in the Cafe and Bookstore that whilst your physical book launches are on hold, you can still have a new book promotions here and that will usually be shared by many other authors across their own networks.
All the details can be found here:Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Free Author Promotion
On a sad note the wonderful Kenny Rogers has died at age 81, of natural causes, after a full life. His songs have always been on my top ten list of country music hits and I love his collaboration with Dolly Parton for Islands in the Stream…So R.I.P Kenny, keep singing.
As always I am very grateful for those who take the time to write articles for the blog and also to you for dropping by and commenting and sharing…
This month D.G. Kaye, Debby Gies explores the complex area of friendships and how to keep them healthy.
Two more stories from the collection
This week for Colleen Chesebro Tanka Tuesday Poetry No 169 – Photoprompt we are treated to an image from Padre’s Ramblings to explore..I have written a Mirror Cinquain this week.
A re-run of my Letters from America from two years ago – 1985 and we go to Houston for two years. I wrote home every week during our stay and after my father’s death we found a file with all the letters kept safely, with a note for me to publish..
Thank you again for dropping in when you have so much more to occupy your minds and days right now. I hope you will join me again next week… Stay Save Sally ♥