Tales from the Irish Garden – Serialisation – Winter: Christmas Under the Magnolia Tree by Sally Cronin

Here is your chance to read the serialisation of Sally’s lovely book!

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Winter: Christmas Under the Magnolia Tree

By December, high in the mountains, the rain fell as snow and lay deep on the ground in the magic garden. Christmas was just two days away and beneath the roots of the old magnolia tree preparations were well in hand. The bees, that had been forced to hibernate in the special honey-chamber when the Winter Fairy brought early snow; hummed festively in the background.

Queen Filigree was very excited, not just because she adored Christmas, but because her favourite son, Prince Zachary, was coming home for the holidays. He had married a princess who lived in the gardens of a Royal Palace many miles to the north and she had not seen him for many years. They were due to arrive tomorrow and the ladies of the chamber were bustling around in the guest apartments, preparing the beds for the visiting royalty and…

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Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives -#NewSeries- Pot Luck and Do You Trust Me??

Let the lovely Sally dip into your archives and promote your blog. You won’t find a better audience anywhere. Check out the original post, and leave Sally a comment giving her your permission to repost your old stuff!

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Since this series began in January 2018 there have been over 400 Posts from Your Archives where bloggers have taken the opportunity to share posts to a new audience… mine.

The topics have ranged from travel, childhood, recipes, history and the most recent series was on any aspect about family.

Many of the posts were written at the start of a blogger’s experience and perhaps there were not as many followers at the time. Such a shame not to reshare all the hard work that went into the post in the first place.

It is an opportunity to showcase your writing skill to my readers and also to share on my social media. Which combined is around the 40,000 mark. If you are an author your books will be mentioned too, along with their buy links and your other social media contacts.

So what is different about this series?

This…

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Blogger’s Books: Sally Cronin

Few bloggers are as kind and supportive to others as the lovely Sally Cronin. I am delighted to be able to tell you that she has a new book out, and I wish her great success with it. Please have a look at the original post, and share links to anyone you think would enjoy it.

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At last the day has arrived and Tales from the Irish Garden is now available.

The book has been three years in the writing, mainly because what began as short stories in line with the first collection, turned into a full-length book. As we moved back from Spain to Ireland, house hunted, and then embarked on a renovation project, there were breaks from  the process. However, the upside was that I had the time to adapt and create new characters and adventures with more freedom. It also gave me time to meet Donata Zawadzka, courtesy of Paul Andruss, and after seeing her wonderful illustrations, I commissioned a number for the book to showcase some of the lead characters. More about Donata shortly.

Many of those that lived in the palace in Spain in the garden of our house, followed me across land and sea to settle in a magic…

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Yet another Guest Post: Sally Cronin

Courtesy of the lovely Sally, I have been granted yet another guest post on her wonderful site.

Many of you will have seen the post ‘Back to the Future’ before. It is one of my personal favourites on my blog. But if you are a relatively new follower, or just missed this one, then please follow the link, and comment on Sally’s site.
https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/smorgasbord-posts-from-your-archives-back-to-the-future-by-pete-johnson/

As always, I send my thanks in anticipation.
Best wishes, Pete.

Another guest post: Sally Cronin

One again, Sally has been kind enough to feature one of my posts on her delightful blog. It is a good few years old, so anyone not around back then might like to read it. If you do, please comment there, on Sally’s blog.

Here’s a link. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/10/17/posts-from-your-archives-a-good-education-by-pete-johnson/comment-page-1/#comment-108751

Thanks in advance, and best wishes to everyone. Pete.

Archive posts: Sally Cronin guest spot

Once again, the lovely Sally has been kind enough to feature one of my old posts in a guest spot. Some of you will have read it of course, but if you didn’t follow this blog before the end of 2014, you might not know it. If you would like to read it, and see more of Sally’s blog, please follow the link, and leave any comments over there.
Thanks in advance, Pete.

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/10/10/posts-from-your-archives-a-la-recherche-du-temps-perdu-by-pete-johnson/