Smorgasbord Laughter is the Best Medicine – September 22nd 2022 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Energy and Candle Power

A night on the Mic at the Smorgasbord Laughter Cafe…. Courtesy of our host Sally Cronin. Thank you, Sally!

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Author Daniel Kemp entertains us again with his funnies from: Danny Kemp.. Always a place to find funnies and jokes to cheer you up… plus some satirical political commentary on politicians at home and abroad.

   Words of Wisdom

When one door closes and another door opens, you are probably in prison.

To me, “drink responsibly” means don’t spill it.

Age 60 might be the new 40, but 9:00 pm is the new midnight.

It’s the start of a brand new day, and I’m off like a herd of turtles.

The older I get, the earlier it gets late.

When I say, “The other day,” I could be referring to any time between yesterday and 15 years ago.

I remember being able to get up without making sound effects.

I had my patience tested. I’m negative.

Remember, if you lose a sock in the dryer, it comes back…

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Screaming Voices

It’s in the darkness of the shadows where I wish to hide.
Now all my battles have been fought, and all my thoughts have died.
My mind is at the doorway that will take me beyond,
The graves where silent voices are screaming to respond.

The pain that did grieve me now walks closer to hand.
Only my agonising madness is left untroubled to stand.
Escape is but honest fiction, there’s nowhere to abscond.
Except to a silent grave with no means to respond.

The world is so full of suffering for which I have no cure,
The path I once thought clear is nothing but obscure.
I cannot believe in magic, but I need a magic wand,
To give voices to the souls that are praying to respond.

Where once my eyes saw beauty now only ugliness stands.
There was always time aplenty, but feel how it rips through my hands.
My memory flutters like the wings of a dragonfly hovering over a millpond,
And I’m conscious of losing the voices that are asking me to
respond.

As the end to my path beckons, I wonder if it could be just one step or more?
I sense the emptiness of life with nothing there to explore,
Except my dreams have left me with one thing to be desired,
You find a silent place in the shadows for when my life has
expired.

© 2022, Daniel Kemp All rights reserved.

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Smorgasbord Bookshelf – New Book on the Shelves – #Children’s – Haunted Halloween Holiday by Robbie and Michael Cheadle

A delightful book to entertain children and adults alike.

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Delighted to share the news of the latest release from the writing team of Robbie and Michael Cheadle. Haunted Halloween Holiday 

About the book

Haunted Halloween Holiday – Count Sugular is delighted when the Sugarpop Bats invite his family to a Halloween party at the Haunted House. He and his wife, Witch Honey, decide to hire a caravan and enjoy a weekend away with their family. Includes some fun limericks to introduce the various characters.

An early review for the book on Goodreads

Haunted Halloween Holiday, an adorable and insightful children’s book written by Robbie and Michael Cheadle, is their latest delectable creation to offer recipes, colorful tales, and a crafty imaginary setting that’s been delighting readers for years. The imagination of this mother-son duo continues to impress me, offering a simple yet versatile group of fairytale-esque characters who live in a world…

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Smorgasbord Laughter is the Best Medicine – September 2022 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Yorkshire Welcome, Children’s Views on life and Wisdom of a Tree

Thank you once again for your generosity, Sally, it’s always appreciated. My thanks to everyone who enjoyed the laughs.

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Author Daniel Kemp entertains us again with his funnies from: Danny Kemp.. Always a place to find funnies and jokes to cheer you up… plus some satirical political commentary on politicians at home and abroad.

THIS IS WHY WE LOVE CHILDREN

1) NUDITY

I was driving with my three young children one warm summer evening when a woman in the convertible ahead of us stood up and waved. She was stark naked! As I was reeling from the shock, I heard my 5-year-old shout from the back seat, ‘Mom, that lady isn’t wearing a seat belt!’

2) KETCHUP

A woman was trying hard to get the ketchup out of the jar. During her struggle, the phone rang so she asked her 4-year-old daughter to answer the phone. ‘Mommy can’t come to the phone to talk to you right now. She’s hitting the bottle.’

3) MORE NUDITY

A little…

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Places in our Memories: With Sally Cronin #MondayBlogs #Memories

A Trip Down Memory Lane For Sally Cronin hosted by Judith Barrow.

Judith Barrow

There are places that remain in our memories, the details may become slightly blurred, nostalgia may colour our thoughts, but they don’t fade. And how those places made us feel at the time is the one thing that remains.

Today I’m so pleased to welcome Sally Cronin, who has agreed to share her memories with us.

Sally

Thank you Judith for inviting me to take part in this lovely series and I decided to go back as far as I could with my memories.

Scientists have more or less established humans can remember back to at least 3 years old, but it can be 6 months earlier for many.

I know I have very strong memories of Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka, where we lived from 1954 to 1956. I was 18 months old when we arrived, and the memories of those two years are a little bit…

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My Best Books

I was asked by Ben Fox the other day (you can find out more about him here– (https://shepherd.com/about/our-story) what were the best books I’d read with the best character driven stories. I thought that to be a really interesting question, one demanding a lot of consideration.

Well, for better or worse, this is what I came up with.

https://shepherd.com/best-books/the-best-character-driven-stories

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Smorgasbord Laughter is the Best Medicine – August 2022 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Holiday complaints and Drink Mixers

A generous lady hosted a lovely evening at the Smorgasbord Invitation Blog Magazine”—the only trouble was —the jokes! 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

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Author Daniel Kemp entertains us again with his funnies from: Danny Kemp.. Always a place to find funnies and jokes to cheer you up… plus some satirical political commentary on politicians at home and abroad.

THESE ARE ACTUAL COMPLAINTS RECEIVED BY “THOMAS COOK VACATIONS” FROM DISSATISFIED CUSTOMERS:

1. “They should not allow topless sunbathing on the beach. It was very distracting for my husband who just wanted to relax.”

2. “On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don’t like spicy food.”

3. “We went on holiday to Spain and had a problem with the taxi drivers as they were all Spanish.”

4. “We booked an excursion to a water park but no one told us we had to bring our own swimsuits and towels. We assumed it would be included in the price.”

5. “The beach…

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MAY YOU THIS DAY

May the mirrors of the world shine brightly
and the reflection shows your friends your true worth.

May the obstacles across your path fade to nothing
and your distractors find deep holes in the earth.

May each day be your own new renaissance
and your good sense grows stronger as you age

May your heart be as strong as you need it
ever choosing what to confine to each page.

And lastly—
May you see each and every person ever clearly
and not just what they appear to be

May you be ever wise in your selection,
as a friend always comes without the payment of any fee!

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To Fall Asleep

A petal fell to the ground silently passing where I lay.

A cloud did hide the sun as in the gentle breeze it wept.

I’d read the words, she died it said, not how just passed the other day.

We had separate lives and we died different ways, but our eyes

were closed as we slept.

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