Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra – July 3rd 2020- Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp

From a wholehearted lady and special friend. Thank you, Sally!

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Author Daniel Kemp keeps us entertained daily on Facebook with his witty jokes and funny images.. by popular request he has agreed to do another open mic night for us here today.

This was never going to end well!

A Welshman, an Englishman, and an Irishman were being chased by Farmer Giles with a shotgun. After 10 minutes of running, they spotted a barn and ran inside.

Once inside they each hid in an old sack against the barn wall. The farmer went into the barn but did not see where they went, he was about to turn back when he saw three suspicious-looking sacks. He walked forward and prodded the first sack with his gun. The Englishman inside said… ”Meow’.’

“Just cats,” he thought.

He then prodded the second sack. The Welshman, hearing how the Englishman got off said… ”Woof’.’

“Just dogs,” he thought.

As he walked towards the…

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The Man Nobody Could Mend

The Man Nobody Could Mend

From the days that lasted forever
To the nights he begged would end.
From the boy who never worried,
To the man that nobody could mend.

After the memories all collided
They gathered in the corners of the mind.
No sense they made in the darkness
Leaving the soldier unassigned.

It left only one avenue open
It’s a matter of honour you understand.
That those trained to take a life
Treat it like waves washing over the sand.

Only God can count the grains of sand.
And it’s He who can count the dead.
But His eyes are shut and His ears are closed,
To the gun that’s echoing inside my head.


One bullet in the chamber

Five clicks of the trigger were heard.

Death waiting inside a barrel

The gun jammed; life is so absurd!


© 2020, Daniel Kemp All rights reserved.

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Author Interview: Jina S. Bazzar

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Our author of the month for April, 2020 is Jina S. Bazzar. Jina is the author of the ‘Roxanne Fosch Files Book Series’ a set of four fantasy novels titled Heir of Ashes, Heir of Doom,…

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For a lie to add piquancy to a story, the story would be factual. Fantasy needs no lie to stimulate or excite. But if the factual story is contrived or fallacious then it’s the fantasy that is the truth.


It will leave you guessing until the very end!


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Special Guest, Sally Cronin: Travels as a Child

A great story of a family in transit. Not so sure if running under a plane is advisable though.

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I am delighted to have the amazing Sally Cronin as my guest today as she tells us about her adventurous life as a child traveller.

Travels as a ChildCape Town, South Africa – 1963-1965 – Sally Cronin

My father was a Royal Naval officer, and by the time I was ten years old, I had quite a few adventures under my belt. When I was 18 months old my father was posted to Sri Lanka (Ceylon at that time) for two years to a place where my early memories were formed. In early 1959, when I was six-years-old, we moved to Malta for two years, flying via Rome airport, where my two-year-old brother escaped and was recaptured running across the tarmac under a plane.

But the biggest adventure would be in early 1963 when we left for Cape Town, South Africa, so my father could take up his shore-based…

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Like other books of mine–The Story That Had No Beginning is now available as a Pocket Book and in LARGE PRINT. It is also available as a Kindle, audiobook, and paperback.


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Rather than just confine our concerns to earthly matters, should we not expand them to try and understand spiritual matters?

The Bro Code

Jesus Wasn’t Made In America

Today’s chaotic and violent times in America have more people than ever talking about the end times (the tribulation). As a believer it’s a wonderful thing to see so much interest in what will be the great promise of Christianity – the return of Jesus Christ.


But, there are two realities that cause concern. The first is the confusion over what is referred to as End Times. It’s seen as such a bleak period that believers are almost afraid of the rapture. Maybe if we started calling it what it actually will be, then some of the fear would subside. It is the Beginning Times.

The tribulation is the beginning of the era that leads to the Millennium. This is the 1,000 year reign of Jesus over Israel as well as all nations on earth (Isaiah 2:4; 42:1) when the world will finally live in…

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art and science.

What an unusual thing to happen

I didn't have my glasses on....

Opera house performs first post-lockdown concert for an all-plant audience

Next week, Barcelona’s Liceu opera house will emerge from its lockdown-induced siesta by throwing a concert to a rather unusual audience. The attendees will not need masks or gloves, nor will they be required to follow physical distancing rules.

However, they might like to take along a nice comfy pot and some water to prevent their roots from drying out as a string quartet serenades them, fittingly, with Puccini’s Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums).

A total of 2,292 plants will occupy the venue’s seats and listen to the opera house’s first post-lockdown concert when it reopens next Monday. Non-vegetal music fans will also be able to enjoy the performance as it will be live-streamed.

According to the Liceu’s artistic director Víctor García de Gomar, the Concert for the Biocene, played the by Uceli quartet, is intended to help us ponder the current state…

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Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Share an Extract from your Latest Book – #Afghanistan – Silent Heroes by Patricia Furstenberg

A great extract

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Welcome to the series where authors in the Cafe and Bookstore an extract from their most recent book. If you are in the Cafe, and would like to participate you can find all the details here:Share an Extract

The first author in the new series is Patricia Furstenberg with an extract from Silent Heroes, set in Afghanistan where families, troops serving their country and service dogs, face daily dangers. A book that I can highly recommend.

About Silent Heroes

Silent Heroes’ is a highly emotional read, action-packed, a vivid story of enormous sacrifice and bravery.

*’Silent Heroes’ is the ideal read for the fans of ‘The Kite Runner’ and ‘Dear John’!*

When Talibans descends in the village of Nauzad and discover girls can read, a woman accepts the blame and is killed on the spot for breaking the Islam law. Her teenage daughter witnesses the sacrifice and…

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