Smorgasbord Christmas Book Fair – Books by Sally Cronin – Free Book Give Away

Sally gives you a Christmas gift. Free books written by Sally herself. Treat yourself, you know you deserve it.

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I know that your TBR piles are in danger of collapsing with all the books that you have bought over the year but, if you would like to add a few more to the list waiting to be read then I would like to offer you one from the selection of my eBooks for FREE.

There are no strings attached with these books, no reviews are necessary, if you can drop me a line to let me know you have enjoyed at some point then I am more than happy.

There are twelve Kindle (mobi) and Epub for other devices books included in the offer … all you have to do is email me on and let me know which book and which version you need and I will email you a copy back ASAP. (I won’t disclose your email to any other party)

You can check the…

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I’m Back with my New #Blog

Debby’s new blog folks, head over, like and subscribe. xxx

It’s been quite an event! I’m sure many of you know, I’ve moved my blog. Some of you probably don’t know and may be wondering why my blog has been wonky for the last week or so.

I have been wanting to move away from my self-hosted blog for a long time, but dreaded the process – and I wasn’t wrong. Besides the fact that I’d get lots of messages throughout the last few years that readers were having a difficult time commenting on my blog, I’ve had so many issues myself with my old host. I paid substantial money for almost 8 of the 9 years I’ve been blogging, and when technical bad things were happening with it, the support I had was less than mediocre and I had to rely on the kindness of of some writing friends to get me out of a blog jam.

I decided…

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Smorgasbord Health – Christmas Cook From Scratch Rewind – Sally Cronin and Carol Taylor – Brussel Sprouts spicy and fried, Risotto Cakes and Au Gratin

Fantastic recipes for brussells and good advice, thank you ladies. I am fortunate as I love my brussells. THey are also so good roasted in the oven with some extra virgin olive oil. xxx

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Here is rewind of the seasonal posts where I share the nutritional benefits of an ingredient and Carol Taylor incorporates it in a delicious recipe.

It is that time of year when we bring out the decorations and over here – The Cook from Scratch Christmas recipes... I look at the health benefits of the food.. and my friend Carol Taylorturns them into something delicious the whole family will love.

Brussel sprouts are not necessarily the most asked for vegetable by children as they do have a slightly bitter taste (actually the healthy element of the Brussels), but if you prepare them following Carol’s guidance, they should be a hit with all the family.

At this time of year they are readily available in the stores and are a wonderful side dish for Turkey on Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

Variety is the spice of life….and our bodies need…

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Review; Dead but Dreaming by Neil Rushton Dead but Dreaming by Neil Rushton is a fantastic read. You are immediately drawn into the main character, Blondie's world. Where they had been and where they were going. The characters are so well drawn that I found myself hanging on every conversation they had with Blondie, looking for the real message beneath the … Continue reading Review; Dead but Dreaming by Neil Rushton

Colleen’s #Book #Reviews: “Dead But Dreaming” by Neil Rushton, @neilrushton13

An amazing review from I have read several of Neil’s posts regarding the fae and they are fascinating.

Colleen M. Chesebro

Featuring Your Next Weekend Read!

From the Author

With their sister’s early death heavy on their conscience, a reclusive young researcher heads to a psychiatric hospital in the English countryside to study local faerie folklore—and learn more about these creatures their sister claimed to see.

They’re quickly caught up in the strange world of the hospital, and a specialist centre within it for the treatment of patients with multiple personalities, run by the enigmatic and Byronic Albé, a gifted psychiatrist with the uncanny ability to know what people are thinking. As the folklorist uncovers the truth of the hospital’s unorthodox methods, they discover the place may have far more to do with the faeries than they first believed.

There are more than stories to be found within its walls. Against a psychedelic seventies backdrop of prog rock and Romantics, the researcher must untangle the mystery of their own mind and…

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#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge: #Poet’s choice

Colleen’s tankatuesday give it a go.

Word Craft: Prose & Poetry

You guys have been killing it in the poetry department!! It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Word Crafters, choose your own poetry form, theme, words, images, etc. It’s up to you!

On the first of the month, you can now experiment with freestyle poetry, as long as you also add a syllabic form to your poem. Don’t forget to check out the Poet’s Collective, where you will find an index ofSyllabic Poetry Forms. Check it out!

Are you looking for inspiration for your syllabic or prose poetry? Find an image onPixabay.comor experiment with “found poetry” to find some inspiration. Another option is to try somemagnetic poetryfrom the poetry Oracle.

Try combining various forms: for example, you could write a cinquain followed by an Abhanga, and finish with another cinquain! Be CREATIVE!

Here are some sites that…

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Welcome to A Witch’s Brew…

A new blog and a treat to read the posts too. Follow and be guaranteed pagan, witchy realness. ❤

A Witch's Brew

On October 26, 2021, I felt the calling to begin this new journey. I’m glad you’re here. Samhain is the Witch’s New Year, and as the season of the witch draws near, I feel energized at a new adventure.

The Wheel of the Pagan Year

I began this journey with a Tarot card draw. I knew I was on the right path! I drew the Magician card!

The Magician is almost always a welcome card to see in any Tarot reading. The colors alone on this card are vibrant and bright enough to suggest good things are about to happen. We also see the infinity symbol above the head of the Magician, which suggests that an element of the Divine is in play in the situation at hand. Before the Magician, we see a craftsman table with one tool representing each of the symbols of the 4 suits of the…

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Smorgasbord Health Column – Women’s Health Month – The Heart – Connecting the Dots by D.G. Kaye

Debby G’s personal story about why you should always pay attention to your body when it’s trying to tell you something, no matter how small the change is. This saved Debby’s life and I am so glad and happy she is still here with us. ❤

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Welcome to the women’s health month and in the original series, D.G. Kaye, Debby Giesaccepted my invitation to write a guest post. She shared her story about a health issue that could have gone unnoticed at great risk to her life. Thankfully she as you know she is now fully recovered from this life threatening heart condition.

Connecting the Dots by D.G. Kaye.

It was the tiniest of dots; not much bigger than the size of a pinhead. Most people wouldn’t even have paid it any mind. But I am not most people.

As a girl who has experienced her fair share of health concerns, I made a pact with myself to practice a healthier lifestyle and to become more in-tuned with my body. I wouldn’t categorize myself as a hypochondriac, but because I have been challenged with cervical cancer, glaucoma, and a near fatal diagnosis of Crohn’s disease…

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How to Start Crafting Syllabic Poetry

Colleen teaches us how to start crafting y our syllabic poetry.

Word Craft: Prose & Poetry

Are you new to crafting syllabic poetry and don’t know how to start? Let me show you two syllabic poetry forms to get you started on your poetry writing journey now…

Let’s start with an American form, the Crapsey Cinquain. The Crapsey Cinquainis a five-line, non-rhyming poem featuring a syllable structure of 2-4-6-8-2. Choose words that create drama that builds into the fourth line. The turn occurs on line five, the most important line. This is where you change your focus away from the drama in some interesting way.Cinquain poems need a title.

Use a syllable counter as you compose your poetry. I use See my example below:

"Day Dawns"

pink blush—
fairy sunshine
smudges morning's gray clouds
dew sparkles against the grasses

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In the Crapsey cinquain above, I described a morning sunrise. True to the form, I pivoted in…

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