Weekly Image and Haiku – From a grateful world


Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

This week instead of using one of my own photographs I have taken up the very generous offer of Terri Webster Schrandt.  Terri has opened up hundreds of images for you to use on your blogs or other projects and they are available via her dropbox account.

Downloading is very easy and you can then resize the photograph for your needs..

Here is the link to the post with Sherri’s reasoning for doing this and also some very important information about copyright on some of the free photo share sites: https://secondwindleisure.com/2017/02/02/how-to-get-hundreds-of-free-photos-for-your-blog/


As you will see I have given Sherri credit on the image with a link to her website and I hope if you use one of her images you might do the same.

Anyway here is my haiku this week.. with an image courtesy of Sherri.


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Meet Guest Author Steve Boseley…

Head to the Ape’s site and catch some horrifically funny stuff from Steve Boseley!

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Everything you always wanted to know about me, but didn’t care enough to ask.

steve-boseleyIf you are looking for horror fiction that is chock-full to the brim with werewolves and zombies, I’m probably not your man. I write horror (amongst other things) that people can (hopefully) relate to. If pressed, I would say I write horror that takes the ordinary and mundane and makes it extraordinary and fantastic. I want to write about people like you and me that are dragged towards the edges of their reality and shown what lies just beyond.

Hello. I’m Steve, and I’m an author (AA is Authors Anonymous, right?).

I started writing as a much younger man, but lost my way when life interjected. Children, house, bills, health. But isn’t that always the way? I found my way back to writing several years ago and it feels like a familiar place. There are good…

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This entry was posted on February 1, 2017. 1 Comment

Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – 30th January 2017 – Castle Douglas, WordPress, Addiction, Change and Author Interview

More choice offerings from Super-blogger Sally!….enjoy!

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Smorgasbord Blogger Daily

Welcome to the Monday edition of Blogger Daily with some of the posts I have enjoyed over the weekend.. Now that I am taking most of Saturday and Sunday off from blogging (well I schedule a couple of posts and then sneak in from time to time).. It has given me more time to read books and blogs. I would love it if you would let me have the link to your most recent post in the comments. You will notice that some bloggers have become regulars with their weekly posts.  I can always up the number of posts to six a day if I need to.

Bloggers featured in the post – Mary Smith, Hugh Roberts, Andrew Joyce, Terri Herman-Ponce and Don Massenzio.


To start us off today, author Mary Smith is updating us on her news on the site that she contributes to.. Five Authors.. exciting new book…

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Thirty Years a Junkie

Andrew Joyce


Compared to some, I’ve lived an exciting life. At least parts of it were. However, compared to others, my life has been humdrum. The only thing I’m satisfied about is that all the drama took place when I was young and able to handle it. That would not be the reality today for I have grown old.

It’s confession time. I’m not looking for absolution. My only intent is to show some of you out there that there is hope. Nothing is forever. Perhaps my story might help you get to the next stage of your life. Maybe not, but I had help getting there, and I’ll tell you about it in a minute. First, a little background. And please, feel free to judge me. You cannot condemn me any more than I have already condemned myself.

When I was kid, I always had a wanderlust. I would see a…

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This entry was posted on January 29, 2017. 3 Comments