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Retired no one told me and Orienthailiving weekly roundup…Fruity Fridays, The Secret Bunker and Strawberry Daquari…

Boy, don’t the weeks fly by???

The first post out of the starting gate was my new Fruity Fridays which kicked off with the delicious Pineapple…Full of Vitamin C and the perfect accompaniment to many a dish.

https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2018/02/02/fruity-fridays-the-pineapple/

It was then over to Bridget for her delicious Irish Soda Bread I was straight down to the kitchen as with only 2 ingredients how could I not make them…I threw in a handful of raisins and they were soon cooked and buttered while hot…think 20%…haha….Bridget then tells me I could add syrup or cheese…Oh yum!

https://losingtheplotweb.wordpress.com/2018/02/02/imbrolic-bridget-and-baking/

Then it was a trip over to my other blog Orienthailiving and the conclusion of the Lantern Festival and Chinese New Year and the food they eat traditionally Tang Yuan…Beautiful Chinese balls with lots of different filling and sauces…Another Yum! And not only do you get delicious food but look at these little children’s clothes and tell me they are not so cute…

https://myhealthyretirement.com/festival-food-tang-yuan/

Then came Sally’s  weekly roundups which included Moi … I am getting around quite a bit now…I will be getting a name for myself…lol..So many great articles and brilliant authors including Sally herself 🙂

https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2018/02/05/smorgasbord-weekly-round-up-music-food-and-spring-bulbs-with-guests-and-humour/

Next, we had my Healthy Eating post… Eat what you like and lose weight…Oh yes… you can if you choose wisely. And after those delectable Tang Yuan and that Irish Soda Bread… I did only have half of one farl…honestly… But I still feel the need for a good walk and get back to my 80% and practise what I preach…haha

https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2018/02/06/healthy-eating-how-to-lose-weight-and-eat-the-foods-you-love/

Then it was back over to Orienthailiving for my first post of the week which was Travel England as it is my birthplace and the other secret place I found..not so glamorous but very interesting and a piece of history ” The Secret Bunker“.Creepy though!

https://myhealthyretirement.com/secret-bunker-kelevdon-essex-england-england/

Wednesday already and it is my food column over at Sally’s place and as it will soon be Valentines Day I thought I would spread a few hearts and some recipes that you can cook for your sweetheart ❤

https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-the-food-column-with-carol-taylor-staying-in-for-valentines-day/

Phew, another busy week… I thought I was supposed to be retired….tired more like…lol

I do hope you are enjoying my weekly roundups until next time stay safe, have fun and laugh a lot as laughter is the best medicine and is FREE Xxxx

 

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#Bookreview – Heaven’s Rage by Leslie Tate

I read the first review of this book on Sally’s blog Smorgasbord and now on the lovely Robbies blog…I have now just purchased my copy and cannot wait to read it 🙂 Much love and hugs ladies fantastic reviews from two ladies I have the utmost respect for I am sure this book will not disappoint 🙂

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What Amazon says

Heaven’S Rage is an imaginative autobiography. Reporting on feelings people don’t usually own up to, Leslie Tate explores addiction, cross-dressing and the hidden sides of families. Writing lyrically, he brings together stories of bullying, childhood dreams, thwarted creativity and late-life illness, discovering at their core the transformative power of words to rewire the brain and reconnect with life. A Robin Red breast in a Cage / Puts all Heaven in a Rage – William Blake

My review

I reviewed this book in my capacity as a member of Rosie’s Book Review Team. If you would like your book reviewed, you can contact Rosie Amber here: http://rosieamber.wordpress.com/.

I am a great fan of both biographies and autobiographies of writers and have read quite a number of such books. I love books and reading so an opportunity to peek into the life and writing processes of an author…

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – Dionne Warwick, Posts from Your Archives and Elephants

Sally’s weekly roundup and what a bumper week it has been…Lots of wonderful reviews, yummy recipes, fun and laughter and so much more from the wonderful Sally who never ceases to showcase us all so brilliantly….Thank you, Sally xxx

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As you will see there are so many contributors to thank this week. I am delighted to be able to share so many topics covered by such talented writers and artists.. I hope you will enjoy their contributions as much as I have.

Without further a do… let’s meet this week star cast.

William Price King

William takes us through the dramatic events of the 1970s when Dionne Warwick parts ways with long-term music collaborators Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/william-price-king-meets-some-legends-dionne-warwick-ill-never-love-this-way-again-1970s/

Writer in Residence

Paul Andruss with a companion piece to his post last Friday on the Glastonbury Zodiac.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/smorgasbord-reblog-writer-in-residence-glastonbury-zodiac-girt-dog-of-langport-by-paul-andruss/

Cook From Scratch with Sally and Carol Taylor

Carol took simple olive oil and evolved it into some delicious dishes that should keep the whole family happy. Cannot thank her enough for all her hard work.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/smorgasbord-health-cook-from-scratch-with-sally-and-carol-taylor-olive-oil-not-popeye/

New Series – Sally’s Book Reviews

I will be reviewing a book each…

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Posts from Your Archives – Are you cleaning up your Amazon Links? Be careful sharing book links by D.G. Kaye

Wow, am I relieved that it isn’t old age and I am losing my marbles it’s Amazon being smart….A good read and if you are an author or blogger well worth a read 🙂

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We all have posts that we wrote a year or so ago, or even longer, that are not read as much these days, as new posts take up your readers time.

However, why not share them over here to my readers?

Not only is this a chance to showcase your posts, but also your blog and books. Start off by sending me four links to the posts you would like to see given another boost and if you like the experience you can always send me more – sally.cronin@moyhill.com

An excellent example of how this works is the series of four posts by author D.G. Kaye and here is one on cleaning up your links before posting.

Are you cleaning up your Amazon Links? Be careful sharing book links by D.G. Kaye

You know how we can sometimes get so used to doing some things that it can almost seem…

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