Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra – November 13th 2020 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp

An Open Mic Night over at Smorgasbord Laughter Lines

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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.

I went to the doctors yesterday. I told him that I was hearing music all the time in my hat. He asked me to give him the hat. I did and he fiddled about with it, gave it back to me, and told me to put it on. I did and the music had gone! I said “that’s amazing! What did you do?” He said, “Easy! I removed the band!”

A Greek and an Irishman were sitting in a Starbucks one day comparing their two cultures. Over a double latte, the Greek mentions, “You may recall that we built the Pantheon, along with the Temple of Apollo”.

“Well, it was the Irish…

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Smorgasbord Book Reviews – #WWII – While the Bombs Fell by Robbie Cheadle and Elsie Hancy Eaton.

A lovely book by a lovely lady

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My review today is for  While the Bombs Fell which is written by Robbie Cheadle and her mother Elsie Hancy Eaton.

About While the Bombs Fell

What was it like for children growing up in rural Suffolk during World War 2?

Elsie and her family live in a small double-storey cottage in Bungay, Suffolk. Every night she lies awake listening anxiously for the sound of the German bomber planes. Often they come and the air raid siren sounds signalling that the family must leave their beds and venture out to the air raid shelter in the garden.

Despite the war raging across the English channel, daily life continues with its highlights, such as Christmas and the traditional Boxing Day fox hunt, and its wary moments when Elsie learns the stories of Jack Frost and the ghostly and terrifying Black Shuck that haunts the coastline and countryside of East Anglia.

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On Your Own

The sun had disappeared in a distance sky

As a woman walked home with a tear in her eye.

A laugh was shared at work, but there’s no one at home.

Few understand what it’s like to be really on your own.

Home to thoughts of weakness, desolation, and fear.

The only consolation lies within the tear.

Regrets and confusion with things that have passed.

What should have been forever had failed to last.

Loneliness can live in a troubled mind.

Where there’s nowhere to hide, no safety to find.

Alone at night without a helping hand.

Life can be suspended by the merest strand.

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The Best Laid Plans Of Mice And Men Often Go Awry

Put a smile on your face—–

Just Life - Jennie Orbell

I’ve said now, one or two times, that I’m coming back and I am . . . but I wasn’t coming back today.

Today, because ‘he’ is out all day, I’d planned to do something with yeast. Nothing weird you understand, I haven’t sunk quite that low yet and even if I had I wouldn’t know where to start . . . I mean, who would? Though, Google probably would. Just a thought.

Anyway, the plan was still fresh in my mind as I manoeuvred my painful hip from my pit and wobbled to the bathroom.

It was there, in the bathroom, that all plans fell apart.

I sneaked the bathroom scales slowly towards me with my big toe and stepped on and it was at that point that I realised I would not be doing something with yeast until possibly 2022?

First, I haven’t the faintest idea where 5…

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Smorgasbord Health Column – UnSeasonal Affective Disorder – The Key elements of Activity and People by Sally Cronin

Some very appropriate advice for this stressful time in our lives.

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Normally I would refer to Seasonal Affective Disorder in February as the winter months take their toll on our physical, mental and emotional health. However, reading the various reports in the media on Vitamin D Deficiency being one of the causes for susceptibility to Covid-19 and raised concerns on the levels of mental health issues including depression, the comments from readers who are experiencing lack of energy and focus, I began to see some parallels to SAD, but six months ahead of schedule.

In the previous posts I covered some of the causes of SAD, how to get sufficient Vitamin D and Tryptophan and the foods to include on a daily basis to help reduce the likelihood of deficiency.

To help you make sure that you have a diet rich in nutrients to give your body the boost it needs here is a link to a comprehensive shopping list that…

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Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra – October 30th 2020 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp

Join me, Sally Cronin, and friends for a Friday night of laughs and smiles.

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AuthorDaniel 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.

More Work Jokes

Stress is when you wake up screaming and you realize you haven’t fallen asleep yet.

Sometimes the best helping hand you can give is a good, firm push.

Drink coffee! Do stupid things faster with more energy!

I never minded going to work, it was the 8-hour wait to go home I couldn’t stand.

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

The trouble with being punctual is that nobody’s there to appreciate it.

Just about the time when you think you can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends.

A committee is twelve men doing the work of one.

If everything…

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Welcome to the #RRBC ROCKIN’ 2020 AWAY Book, Blog & Trailer Block Party! #Giveaways #DoorPrizes @Bakeandwrite

Giveaways and Chocolate. What more can you ask for?

Robbie's inspiration

Hi and “WELCOME” toRave Reviews Book Club’s BOOK, BLOG & TRAILER BLOCK PARTYatWatch Nonnie Write!

Giveaways

Here’s What I’m Giving Away Today:

One (1) $25 Amazon Gift Card

One (1) ebook copy of Open a new door – poetry book

**Additionally, the book club is awarding a $50 Amazon gift card as the Grand Prize to one lucky winner (pulled from the comments of all the participating blog sites). The blog tour is scheduled for 25 different stops during the month of October. Visit the club’s twitter page Rave Reviews Book Club daily during the month for the link to the next author blog stop.

About Robbie’s Inspiration

Robbie’s Inspiration is the blog I use for my fondant and cake art, recipes, poetry and to promote my children’s books, the Sir Chocolate Books series, Silly Willy Goes to Cape Town and While the Bombs…

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How we changed: Then vs Now

Interesting contrasts

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Time changes. And so do we. And with that, things we do change too. With the advancement of technology, everything is different today! Let’s check out some of them.

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Smorgasbord Laughter Lines – October 6th 2020 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Baked Beans and Magicians

Very funny jokes

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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 US AndAmazon 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 some jokes from Sally –

The Debt

A man went to his lawyer and told him, “My neighbor owes me $500 and he won’t pay up. What should I do?” “Do you have any proof he owes you the money?” asked the lawyer…

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An Awakening

On the second day of January this year I had a kidney operation which resulted in me having to wear a catheter bag until the week before last when part of my prostate gland was shaved away. That operation meant that I would be able to pass urine without any day or night artificial aid, but it didn’t go to plan.

For the last ten nights I’ve been getting up every two hours to pee. ‘Oh for the bag’ I said once to myself, silently, before thinking clearly. Last night was different, suddenly I was aware of how lucky I am. Yes, lucky!

As I say, last night was my Damascus moment. I went to bed at 23:30 only to get up an hour later, wide awake. I made a coffee, fully aware of how caffeine can affect sleep, but with or without that dreaded substance, sleep escaped me. I watched some boxing then footage from the Lions tour to Australia in 2001 when Martin Johnson captained the team, drifting in and out of sleep with the laptop balanced on my lap and me stretched out in my reclining chair.

It was just gone three o’clock in the morning when it happened.

‘What a lucky person I am’ I realised for the very first time in this equation between regulated sleep versus independence. I can go to bed or get up whenever I like. If I’m in writing mode (which I should be) I can write, or if I’m being lazy (which I am) I can watch some sport, or perhaps read. I’m retired! I’ve had retired independence for five years without appreciating the freedom it gives me.

As I write this account, my French Bulldog—Leo, is at the far end of the sofa snoring merrily away, unmindful that those walks he takes when half asleep that I watch from the dizzy heights of emancipation are taken by an unshackled canine whose liberty was secured at birth.

And I thought I was more intelligent than him. I wasn’t was I?

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