Smorgasbord Short Stories – Life’s Rich Tapestry – #Cats For the Love of Lily by Sally Cronin

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
I have a new collection of poetry and short stories coming out later in the year, and as Life’s Rich Tapestry is now one year old, I thought I would share some stories from the collection over the next few weeks. For the Love of Lily Millicent Smith sat with her cat Lily on her lap and stared out of her living room window out on the quiet street. Automatically, her fingers gently moved to rub the inside of one of Lily’s velvety ears, eliciting a purr of contentment from her companion. This was… Continue reading Smorgasbord Short Stories – Life’s Rich Tapestry – #Cats For the Love of Lily by Sally Cronin

Ani’s Advent 2020! Who wants to come and play?

Originally posted on The Small Dog:
What with covid, lockdowns and everything else that has gone on this year…we don’t know what we will be able to do about Christmas or however else we celebrate the midwinter. One thing we can do is have a countdown and a PARTY… socially distanced, of course! So I will be running my Advent Calendar again this year… Starting on December 1st, I would like to post a guest post every day from one of my friends. You can have fur, feathers or scales, two legs, four or none… all are welcome! Even humans…… Continue reading Ani’s Advent 2020! Who wants to come and play?

MarySmith’sPlace #Giant pylons will ruin iconic landscape

Originally posted on Mary Smith's Place:
From time to time on this blog I have shared some of the glorious countryside we have here in Dumfries & Galloway in South West Scotland. Unfortunately, a huge area of this is now at risk of being ruined by Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) which has put a planning application in to the Scottish Government to erect 118 giant pylons (up to 39 metres tall) from Glenlee, near New Galloway to Tongland in the south near Kirkcudbright. Stroan Loch, courtesy PhilMcMenemy The route goes over or close to iconic Galloway countryside including,… Continue reading MarySmith’sPlace #Giant pylons will ruin iconic landscape

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – D. G. Kaye Explores the Realms of Relationships -November 2020 – People Pleasers. Do you know one? Are you one?

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Realms of Relationships: People Pleasers. Do you know one? Are you one? People Pleasers are those who live perpetually by appeasing others—despite whether they’re happy doing so. And sadly, for some, the practice often becomes a programmable setting after so much time passes. People pleasing goes beyond the act of being kind, it means one who always puts the wants and needs of someone ahead of their own even when there’s no joy in it. Let’s clarify. I’m not talking about something we may do with joy in our hearts for a loved one.… Continue reading Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – D. G. Kaye Explores the Realms of Relationships -November 2020 – People Pleasers. Do you know one? Are you one?

Petals of the Rose ~ a new book

Originally posted on France & Vincent:
Petals of the Rose Guided Journeys Sue Vincent A collection of guided meditations, designed to open aspects of the personality in as gentle and natural way as the petals of the rose open at the touch of the sun. Each inner journey will carry you to a haven within your own psyche from which to explore layers of your own being, learning their meaning and purpose. From mystical and silent castles, to the song of the unicorn… each journey takes you deeper into your inner being and carries you out beyond the stars. Stories… Continue reading Petals of the Rose ~ a new book

Smorgasbord Posts from My Archives – Guest Interviews 2015 – A Funny Thing Happened, #Relationships D.G. Kaye

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
As I sort through and organise my files here on WordPress which now amount to over 12,000 since 2013, I am discovering gems, such as guest interviews that I would love to share with you again.. This week an early interview with D.G. Kaye, Debby Gies as part of a Sunday interview series ‘A Funny Thing Happened to Me.’ in 2015. Little did I know as I asked Debby about one of the topics for her non-fiction books, narcissism, that a few years later she would be writing the Relationship Column for us. I… Continue reading Smorgasbord Posts from My Archives – Guest Interviews 2015 – A Funny Thing Happened, #Relationships D.G. Kaye