Come visit the Watering Hole, a place to meet and greet from Sally Cronin.
Welcome to the Saturday morning post where bloggers who have recently followed the blog can introduce themselves. Each week I will share a small selection of bloggers at random.
Basically this is a watering hole for bloggers across all the areas of interest. Watering holes are very useful for meeting like-minded people and also a way to grow a supportive and sharing community.
If you are NEW to smorgasbord it would be great if you could introduce yourself in the comments.. a brief intro and then a link to the post that you feel best represents your blogging style.
If you are a REGULAR visitor to the blog then please do leave a link to your latest post too, so that we can visit and share.
The idea is to encourage more readers to your posts and an opportunity for us to get to know you better.
The community that…
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Another delightful story and recipe from the Rabbit Patch, thank you, Michele. xo
Some of my favorite hours have always been in the kitchen. As a small child, I spent a good deal of my childhood in fields and woods. If I wasn’t there, I was probably playing in a barn . . .If I was in the house, I was most likely in the kitchen.
The women in my family cooked. In those days, processed food was in its’ early stages. I never saw things like “instant potatoes”, cake mixes and “Hamburger Helper”. Of course, this meant someone was usually in the kitchen . . . peeling potatoes, often.
The yellow and chrome kitchen table, in my grandmamas’ house, was the best place I knew of to tell secrets or to solve a mystery. I also could count on someone being in the kitchen, in the circumstances of bee stings and skinned knees-or when I couldn’t button a dolls’ dress. “The…
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A beautiful song for all.
If you’re still with me, thank you, if you’ve just found me go backwards, there’s some awesome music in previous years. Here we are at the last year of the noughties… stick with me not too far to go now 😉
This is the perfect song to play just before you go to sleep. The most relaxing song ever written, just perfect…
Beautifully said, Danny. Thank you for sharing. ☺☺
I woke up today feeling very grateful. I couldn’t help but allow my mind to travel back to a time of outhouses, oil lamps and no running water. I wonder what families talked about as they sat around the dinner table. There were no cell phones giving off notifications every second and no stories of impending doom coming from a news channel as the noise continuously blared from the tv. We are so fortunate but yet conversations would make you think the sky is getting ready to fall. What you talk about you get more of. How you think and where you place your focus determines what you attract more of. Resist and you attract more opportunities to do just that. Practice gratitude and the Universe delivers more situations to feel grateful for. Sometimes it is clear to see why we are in the state we are in but just…
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Good morning all. Today is a good day and each day I get a little stronger.
I want to thank everyone for the prayers and good wishes. It has been a rough couple of months, and I still have a few more tests to be done, hopefully, they will all turn out for the best.
It has been a scary time for me and my family but things are getting better and I am taking it slow, upon doctors orders.
I am enjoying the posts and trying to read as much as possible. You have all been wonderful and I am humbled by your offerings. I have missed many good posts and hope to get back into the swing of things soon.
Sending hugs to all. ♥♥♥
Great music, thank you for sharing, Sally. Hugs
Welcome to the new series William Price King Music Column.. A slightly different format but the same great background and music of the top artists across the different styles of music. The first artist of 2018 is Bono and the band U2. In part one we introduced Bono and the other band members before picking up their early career this week.
U2 has one of the most impressive catalogues of awards of any of the groups in the last forty years. Apart from 170 million + records sold world wide, the group has also won an impressive number of industry accolades. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/01/10/william-price-king-music-column-bono-and-u2-meet-the-band/
Bono and U2 – Part Two – The Early Years.
Four years after forming the band they signed with Island Records which had been formed by Chris Blackwell, Graeme Goodall and Leslie Kong in Jamaica in 1959. By the early 1970s the label had already become…
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I have missed many of your posts in the past weeks but my heart was always thinking about the wonderful promotions you share with everyone.
A welcome to Amy Hoff who is joining the cafe and bookstore today with two of her books. Caledonia set in Scotland is shortly to be joined by The Connoisseur. And also released in November 2017… American Drifter
Supernatural crime novel
“When Scottish folklore meets everyday Glasgow.”
Hard-drinking Detective Inspector Leah Bishop accepts a transfer from Edinburgh to a Glasgow branch of Interpol. Once there, she discovers that her fellow officers are otherworldly beings, and they police the supernatural world. They have called her in as the first human to ever work at Caledonia Interpol. Her job is to investigate a crime considered unimaginable to the Fae: the first serial killing of supernaturals.
Urban fantasy pairing the grit and dark humour of everyday modern Glasgow with Scottish folklore, Caledonia follows Leah and her Victorian selkie partner, Dorian Grey, as they investigate supernatural crime in Scotland’s city of…
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I love your mother, Linda. May the New Year bring all of you, joy, peace, laughter (with your mom it’s a guarantee), the best for 2018. ♥♥♥
Mother will be ninety in May. A few weeks ago, my youngest sister asked if she had a bucket list.
“Not really,” she answered. “I’ve seen London, Dublin, New York City, and San Francisco. I’ve been to Canada, Mexico, and lots of the United States. I’ve worked as a teacher and in a cemetery. I’ve seen my name and art on the cover of a book. I’ve been married and had five children, then had lots of years on my own since your daddy died. I’ve been lucky and gotten to do so many things I only dreamed of growing up in The Depression in Cuthand, Texas. I guess the only thing I’ve been thinking about is taking a trip on Amtrak.”
That didn’t sound like much of a hill to climb. I called a very dear family member we’d both been wanting to visit for a while and wangled…
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