Smorgasbord Laughter Lines – February 9th 2021 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Kibbles and Wishful Thinking

There are some beauties here, not to be missed!

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Welcome to laughter lines with some fun from around the web from Debby Gies and a joke or two to make you smile from Sally.

If you have not discovered the non-fiction books by D.G. Kaye: Amazon USAndAmazon UK    BlogD.G. WritesGoodreads: D.G. Kaye on Goodreads –  Twitter: @pokercubster

Check out Debby’s column here on Smorgasbord  D.G. Kaye Explores the Realms of Relationships 2020

Now something from Sally.

The perils of aging…

Have you ever been guilty of looking at others your own age and thinking, surely I can’t look that old. Well, you’ll love this one….

My name is Alice Smith and I was sitting in the waiting room for my first appointment with a new dentist. I noticed his diploma, which had his full name.

Suddenly, I remembered a tall, handsome, dark-haired boy with the same…

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Music Column – The Breakfast Show – 1960s Hits Part One – Special Guests Ann Patras, Darlene Foster

Sally Cronin’s Blog is always a treat to read, and I feel highly honoured to have been featured in it this week. I hope you enjoy the music links. :

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Over the last four weeks we have been featuring the hits in the charts of 1960-1962. We have also included some of the notable events in those years for the up and coming stars who were centre stage at the time. You can find these posts:The Breakfast Show with hosts William Price King and Sally Cronin

We will be sharing the music of the 1960s until the end of May before moving on to the 1970s. Participate in the spin-off shows and share your memories of the music of the 60s. An opportunity to share your work and here are the details: The Breakfast Show 2021

Our first guest today is Ann Patraswho shares her love of music from an early age and a track that is close to her heart.

Music in my Life – Ann Patras

This was taken on the veranda of the Atlantic…

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Smorgasbord Laughter Lines – October 27th 2020 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Mastiffs and Lightbulbs

Check out these cracking Funnies from Debbie and Sally.

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Firstly, with the results of sleuthing on the Internet are some funnies from Debby Gies followed by some jokes from Sally.

D.G. Writes is where you will find an archive full of wonderful posts across several subjects including writing tips, social issues and book reviews.

Thanks to Debby for finding these treasures… please give her a round of applause..

D. G. Kaye – Buy: Amazon USAnd: Amazon UK    BlogD.G. WritesGoodreads:D.G. Kaye on Goodreads –  Twitter: @pokercubster

Check out Debby’s series here on Smorgasbord  D.G. Kaye Explores the Realms of Relationships 2020

Now for a joke or two from Sally.

Complaints

A man joins a Trappist order and is told that he is allowed to say just two words every five years. After five years he speaks his two words to his superiors. ‘Bed hard’.

He is promised…

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Now we know why they wanted all that toilet paper!

If any of you were planning a trip to England’s Lake District on the next bank holiday, I’d think again if I were you. And the end of the article about caravans and motor homes was just mind-blowing if you drive the UK roads. Boy, am I glad I live in Spain. 😀

Jim Webster

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The Lake District National Park Authority held a Visitor Poll on the 30th and 31st of May. They asked interesting questions.

Before your visit which of the following things did you do?
Use the LDNPA website to check how busy areas were.  35.5%

Plan your destination AND end up at that destination.  38.7%

Plan your destination AND change your plan enroute. 55.1%

Use social media to research your visit.    43.4%

Bring a picnic and refreshments.    42.2%

Bring a BBQ.    25.8%

Bring alcohol.    70.3%

Then they asked them; before your visit, which of the following things were you aware of.

Not all car parks are open.      58.2%

Not all toilets are open.     70.3%

Most shops are closed.  74.6%

Most food businesses are closed.  39.5%

Local people are worried about visitors not respecting social distancing.  86.7%

You should take your litter home.  34.4%

You should follow the Country Code.  12.5%

You should…

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Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – #Memoir- Into Africa: With 3 Kids, 13 Crates and a Husband (Book 1) by Ann Patras

A BIG THANK YOU to Sally Cronin for this. 🙂

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Delighted to welcome a new author to the Cafe and Bookstore, Ann Patras with her memoirs of life in Africa. I am going to feature the first book in the series, Into Africa: With 3 Kids, 13 Crates and a Husband,  to introduce Ann and her story, and there are two follow up books, with the most recent published on January 11th 2020.

About the book

When Ann and Ziggy Patras uproot from England in 1980 and head off with their three young children to live and work in deepest Africa, they have no idea what they are letting themselves in for.

While prepared for sunshine and storms 13º south of the equator, the Patras family are ill-equipped for much else.

Interspersed with snippets from Ann’s letters home, this crazy story describes encounters ranging from lizards to lions, servants to shopping shortages, and cockroaches to curfews.

One of the…

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UK Photos

These beautiful photographs of Burton on Trent are shared with kind permission of Burtonian photographer, Mac McCree. The Ferry Bridge crossing the River Trent on a beautiful summer's day. The Ferry Bridge with St Peter's Church in the background. A beautiful job was done when the brirdge was recently renovated. The viaduct joins the Ferry … Continue reading UK Photos