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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Food and Cookery Column with Carol Taylor – Getting to Know You.

I do lead a boring life…Carpet slippers and hairnet included… Haha…Fooled you…

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

I know that you were expecting some new and delicious recipes here today from our resident cookery expert Carol Taylor… however, I thought instead that I would share Carol’s Getting to Know you post instead. Since you were already here!!!

Carol and I teamed up a year ago for a cook from scratch series (expect that to be reshared at some point). And then as the blog moved towards a more magazine style, I suggested that Carol might like to be the food columnist. Since the beginning of the year we have been treated to recipes for many of our favourite ingredients but also some of the more exotic offerings of her home in Thailand. Always beautifully presented and easy to follow.

Carol’s column directory: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/carol-taylors-food-and-cookery-column-2018/

Before Carol shares the five questions that she has chosen for her interview, here is a little more about her.

About Carol Taylor

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The Bloggers Bash 2018


Oh, how I wish I could have been there… Next year hopefully. I was there in spirit in between watching the Royal Wedding and it was glorious… A beautiful wedding … Ahhhhh I did shed a tear or three.

I was very honoured and surprised to be even nominated and many, many thanks to everyone who voted for me as I got second place in the Hidden Gems award…I would like to congratulate the worthy winner The Quiet Knitter on her 1st place…

I would also like to say well done to everyone else …The Winners, those who came 2nd and 3rd and not forgetting the other nominees…Everyone is a star and a winner placed or not …winning is a bonus …A lovely one but a bonus…

You all rock and have wonderful blogs.

I now have lots of new blogs to check out as many of the winners and placed blogs I didn’t know but why would I?

The blogosphere is huge and so many blogs…

From the comments I have seen the committee did a brilliant job..so well done you all deserve a badge of honour for your hard work.


Thank you again to everyone who took time to vote me…I truly am beyond honoured xxx  Love you all xxx


The Charade – Part 3

My turn now…I love the way this story is going…I do hope you are enjoying it 🙂

S C Richmond

The story continues… This part was added by Carol Taylor you can find her at https://niume.com/pages/profile/?userID=42183 or at her WordPress blog https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/  I’m loving the change of direction.

I still have no idea where it’s going but I will add to it from time to time and hopefully we might have a bit of storytelling going on. If you would like to add to it or give the next part some direction, please feel free. I just thought we could have some fun with it. So what happens next?

The Charade – Part 3.

The girls eyes closed and she slept, she felt safe ,warm and loved she was being bounced up and down on her daddy’s knee… her mother was coming towards her ..arms outstretched to take her.

“ Its time for your nap little one”

Her mother swept her into her arms and turned.

“Give her…

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The Charade – Part 1

I am so pleased that Steph is giving this story another airing I have written a few chapters so far… Here is the first chapter written by the lovely Steph… I hope you enjoy!

S C Richmond

I have written the start of a short story, I don’t know where it’s going but I will add to it from time to time and hopefully we might have a bit of storytelling going on. If you like it add to it or give the next part some direction. Thought we could have some fun with it. So what happens next?

The Charade

He leant towards her and in one fluid movement flipped open a silver card case. For a moment she was stunned as the light played on the silver, it almost appeared to shimmer.  She reached forward and plucked a card from the case faking a confidence that she didn’t feel. Once the card was in her hand he pulled the case away and slipped it back into his waistcoat pocket.  “Will you contact me when you’re free.” He asked shyly.

   “I will” She replied…

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An insight into the man we know and love as Mr M… Some of the answers were predictable others were not! Be prepared to be amazed 🙂

The Militant Negro™

YES. Once again I am taking my lead from a blogger I admire, Ms. MANIĆ TEODORA. She is young but wise beyond her years. it hurts not that she is also gorgeous. Visit her blog, give her your support as a WordPress community. AND YES, it appears I am bored. so…….


1. What’s your biggest insecurity? Thats a very simple answer. Growing too old to care for myself. I took care of my parents until they died and thats not something I wish for myself.

2. What would you like to be doing one year from now? This is a two part answer. 1). Attend the criminal trail of Trump/Pence. 2). Fishing off the coast of Corsica on my sailboat.

3. What motivates you to do something well? The raising/teaching of me, by my parents. I was raised from birth…

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R is for recipes… Healthy Recipes!


Thank you so much for the shout out  Invisible No More a lovely lady who is like many us when we reached those golden years with so many paths to choose and so many decisions to make…What do we do? What should we do? The world is our oyster and this lady has certainly forged her path so pop over and read her blog it is lovely very stylish and pretty and she climbs..not for me but the marathon…all 26.2 miles and a medal ..that I can relate to…

via A to Z Challenge: R is for Recipes

Annual Bloggers Bash Awards

Annual Bloggers Bash Awards 2018

voting is now open

To say I am overwhelmed is very true…I always watch and vote for my favourites and so wish I was there…One day!… Nearly ( haha) lost for words.

There are so many lovely blogs and bloggers out there who are just awesome and whoever nominated moi…Really doesn’t know how that makes me feel…

Whoever you are... I am speechless… Delighted…Overwhelmed… Just gobsmacked… Thank you!

I love what I do and all your comments …Yes… YOU… I love the comments more than anything… I am the only European lady here so to chat in English to you guys always makes my day… I am genuinely just overwhelmed by the kindness and friendships I have formed since I started blogging and now THIS it is the icing on the cake… Guess I am now going to have to do some baking… Although my little helper makes some lovely cakes.

Aston with butterfly cakes

Aston with his butterfly cakes…Not bad for a first attempt.

I was really pleased to see that Sally received a nomination for the Best overall blogger I have received nothing but encouragement from Sally and she lets me loose on her blog each week and Paul also received a nomination which was also well deserved..He is also part of the furniture at Sally’s…and writes about all things including chocolate and coffee…

Not forgetting, of course, all you other lovely nominees whom I wish the best of luck although just getting nominated makes you all-stars…

ONE day.( I can dream)..I will be there for the Bloggers Bash…I can’t wait to meet all you lovely bloggers who enthuse me every day in the flesh and all the hard-working committee who make the Bloggers Bash so successful… Good Luck Everyone! You are all-stars just for being nominated…

If you  haven’t voted and would like to vote for some amazing bloggers and Moi

The Nine categories are:

  • Best Overall Blogger…
  • Funniest Blogger
  • Most Inspirational Blogger
  • Most Informative Blogger (original content)
  • Best Book Review Blog
  • Services to Bloggers
  • Hidden Gem…Retired No One Told Me!
  • Newcomer Blogger
  • Best Pal

Please go to the link below to vote:-

The Annual Bloggers Bash Awards – Voting Now Open



Once again, thank you so much for voting it is very much appreciated 🙂 xxx