Patty’s Post Picks Featuring, Music, the Study of Runes a Book Recommendation for Weekend Reading and a Fundraiser to Reunite a Family #WordPressWednesday

Patty’s Post Picks Featuring, Music, the Study of Runes a Book Recommendation for Weekend Reading and a Fundraiser to Reunite a Family #WordPressWednesday

Good afternoon, I hope this Patty’s Post Picks finds you doing super well on this wonderful Woden’s Day!

For me, the day has been filled with much paperwork and running to and from but with the help of a good friend who is also a top-notch worker, I have I believe gotten everything submitted to all the places they belong.

Now, I’m back home in the quietude relief of my office where everything is peace and organization, ready to tell the world all about my totally talented clients and guests.

We’re gonna get this posting party started with some music provided by Sally Cronin and William Price King. So, put on your dancing shoes and get ready to get into the groove.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Music Column – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1971 Part One – Ike and Tina Turner, James Taylor, Rod Stewart, Tom Jones

Posted on June 8, 2021 by Smorgasbord – Variety is the Spice of Life.

Each week William and I will select two top hits from the charts starting with 1960 for two weeks followed by 1961 etc..through to 1985. We will also include some of the notable events in those years for the up and coming stars who were centre stage at the time.

Welcome to this week’s show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2021. Here is my first selection of top 1971 hits which I hope you will enjoy.  William.

News Event:  January 22nd John Lennon and Yoko Ono record “Power to the People”

Keep dancing at:

Smorgasbord – Variety is the Spice of Life. | June 8, 2021 at 12:10 am | Tags: Ike and Tina Turner, James Taylor, Rod Stewart, Tom Jones | Categories: Music, The Breakfast Show

Next up, for those of you who have been following the Tuesday Runes series by Jan Sikes, I’ve got this week’s rune and I must say it may turn out to be one of my most favorite yet.

Here’s Jan to tell us more.

#TuesdayRunes – Sowilo

PUBLISHED ON June 8, 2021

Welcome back for another look at the mystical and magical runes from the Elder Futhark Script.


Photo by Jan Sikes

Today’s Rune is Sowilo (so-we-lah).


The keywords associated with this rune are: light, energy, good health and success. What a great rune to get in any reading at any time!

Find out more and be amazed at how even though Jan is doing them in order it corresponds to your life at:

No Patty’s Post Picks would be complete without a book recommendation for your weekend reading and so with that thought in mind, here’s a review from Ernest Dempsey’s Book Corner Blog.

Escaping with His Life – From Dunkirk to D-Day & Beyond (Pen and Sword, 2019) by Nicholas Young is an inspiring and thrilling account of Leslie Young, a British commando who was captured and escaped from a prison camp in Northern Italy.

This biography epitomizes service and dedication during the darkest moments of twentieth century history, […]

You may view the latest post at

Well folks, that’s a wrap on this week’s Patty’s Post Picks. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading them as much as I enjoyed putting them together here for you.

Remember, when you visit the blogs featured here to give a like, comment and share so the blogger knows you enjoyed their work.

Before I leave you to enjoy your evening, I’d like to invite you to read the following and do what you can to help please.

CJ is Claire Plaisted’s daughter and she and her cat Bonnie must get home. So, I’m coming here to my blogging, Social Media and email family for your help.

Please, also if you could share.

And now, here’s CJ to tell you more…

I’m Ceejay, and I’ve been in the UK for almost four years now. While it has been an amazing experience, and I’ve been able to meet some wonderful people, I am ready to return home to New Zealand.

In late 2019 I adopted a kitten named Bonnie, and I want to take her home with me. She has just turned two this May and I love her dearly.

Bonnie the cat looking towards the camera with wide eyes. Her face and chest are white, her nose is pink, and she has gray tabby markings around her eyes and on her back.

Bonnie has helped immensely with my mental health, among other things. When I adopted her, I swore I would be her “furever” home, and I have no intentions of going back on that promise.

Unfortunately, I have been having issues saving money to get her back to New Zealand, in addition to all of the other expenses I have had to cover due to the pandemic.

To date, Bonnie has had her Rabies vaccination and the Rabies Titer Test. We’re currently waiting on the results of the blood test, after which we need to book her tick and worming treatments with the vets.

I’ve paid for most of the necessary vet expenses myself, or have asked my sister for help. Unfortunately, saving for her actual travel is the part that we’re having issues with.

I’m currently working with PetAirUK to arrange Bonnie’s travel. The total cost for everything is about £1400, not including the fees I’ll need to pay once I pick Bonnie up at the end of her stay in quarantine.

Most of what I’ve saved will be used to cover the deposit on booking her in with PetAirUK, but I’m worried that I won’t be able to save enough money by myself in the next four months to cover the rest of the fees.

I would be incredibly grateful if you could donate even a little bit to help me and my beloved Bonnie get to New Zealand in time for Christmas this year, as I really do miss my family.

Please share or donate if you can, Bonnie and I would really appreciate it.

Love, hugs and purrs

Ceejay and Bonnie xx

Donate here to help Ceejay and Bonnie:

You can also help by purchasing Ceejay’s digital art!

An abstract image of a tabby cat, curled up with its toes visible to the camera. The image is overlaid with pink, blue, and amber colors, washing out the cat's natural colors. Silhouettes of flying birds also overlay the image, adding to the the surreal feeling. An artistic image of a light-colored cat with dark markings around its eyes. The cat is sitting, staring just over he camera (presumably at its human). The image looks over-exposed, and is streaked with light and blue, purple, and amber coloring to create an abstract image.

Pet photos of any kind will be turned into digital abstract art and then emailed back to the customer for a set price. Photo tiles of art cost extra and include postage – there are different prices for photo tiles for the UK and worldwide.

An artistic image of a dark tabby cat, looking sleepily towards the camera. The photo is overlaid with warm colors, geometric shading, and stars, giving it an ethereal vibe. A square print of a photo, packaged in clear wrapping for shipping, resting on a wooden surface. The print shows a close up of a gray tabby cat with dark stripes.


£20 per photo/per pet: Emailed art only.

£40 per photo tile/per pet: UK only.

£65 per photo tile/per pet: Worldwide.

Half price for anyone who donates to the fundraiser:


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  1. Thank you, ladies for setting up the advert for me and Bonnie; we really do appreciate it. Currently, we’ve raised £235 towards the fees for Bonnie’s travel. Bonnie only requires her tick and worming treatment, though we are still awaiting the test results from her Rabies Titer Test (a blood test to check whether or not the rabies vaccine has been effective). After her final treatment and the test results, she has to wait several months before she can be sent to New Zealand. The deposit for Bonnie’s travel has to be paid 8 weeks in advance, and the rest before she flies out…What I have at the moment is enough to cover the deposit and about a quarter to a third of the rest of the fees. I really hope I can get the amount I need saved up in time (my sister and I leave in November). Thank you for what help people can or have provided, I appreciate it.

    1. hey Claudia!, I’m so glad you stopped by.
      I’m also glad to have this update. I’m going to add this info to the fundraiser information so we can keep up with what’s going on.
      Please do keep me and the readers in the loop as things transpire.
      I think of you every time I pet Prince Edward A.K.A. Sweet Eddy. I cannot imagine having to leave him behind.
      Whilst what I’m currently going through doesn’t even begin to be as hard as your situation, I do understand. I am having to leap through hoops of fire it seems just to rent an apartment in which I can have him and my upcoming seeing Eye dog with me.
      Why our governments place such hardship on us whilst allowing others to slip right through the system is a mystery for me and a possible blog post for another day.
      Much love, Patty and Sweet Eddy.

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