A Time to be Grateful for Friends and Collaborators -D.G. Kaye, Debby Gies | Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

I thought this was the perfect day – a day of Thanks to share this most beautiful post Sally Cronin wrote for me in thanks for being one of her Smorgasbord Blog Magazine contributors. I was truly touched and humbled and feeling a bit warm and fuzzy and grateful to belong to such a wonderful community with so many solid friendships that couldn’t be any more real if I met you all in person. Thank you Sally ❤


Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – A Time to be Grateful for Friends and Collaborators -D.G. Kaye, Debby Gies



Although technically we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK and Ireland, that does not mean we cannot appreciate the opportunity it offers to formalize our thanks to those who help and support us.  I fully appreciate that Smorgasbord Blog Magazine is a collaboration between myself and a number of key contributors who add their experience, support and wonderful content, to entertain and inform readers who visit.

Between now and Thursday I would like to say a special thank you to four of the monthly columnists during 2019 who have added such colour, flavour, insight, humour, adventure and music to my life and to yours. They create new content each month which I know takes a great deal of time. Something as busy people they do not have in abundance.



The first is D.G. Kaye (Debby Gies) who has been writing the The Travel Column for the last two years. Debby has taken us to the Caribbean including Cuba, St. Thomas and the Bahamas. To the United States to the dry heat of Arizona, and shared with us the warm welcome and sunshine of Mexico.

In the last year, Debby has also joined me in the twice weekly Laughter Lines, sharing images she has foraged from various online sources, and also we have discovered she has rather a thing about parrot videos!

Outside of Debby’s blog duties, she is also amazingly supportive, always dropping by each night to read the posts and share across social media. When I take a break, she will make sure all is okay on the days that I am absent and that the posts are boosted regularly.  What a great blog sitter and worth her weight in gold.

She accomplishes all of this for me but also for many other bloggers, and if I was to say ‘hands up’ all of you who are in receipt of her kindness I am sure I would lose count.

As a blogger at D.G. Writer Debby furthers her support to others with author interviews, a weekly book review, reblogging of other people’s posts, and sharing writer links from around the community. We can also all benefit from some of her well thought out and delivered ‘rants’ against injustice and sloppy government, saying many of the things we might agree with but not necessarily have the guts to share.

As a non-fiction and memoir author, D.G. Kaye has a commonsense, practical approach to the problems in life so many of us have faced in the past or do in the present. From relationship issues with parents, overcoming traumatic events, facing a time in life that every woman has concerns about, or overcoming the stress of packing for a holiday, Debby has strategies to cope.  I have read of Debby’s books and they are on my ‘favourite’s shelf’ in my office.

Please continue reading at Sally’s Blog.


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Thank you


Happy Thanksgiving!


22 thoughts on “A Time to be Grateful for Friends and Collaborators -D.G. Kaye, Debby Gies | Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

  1. This is a lovely group to belong to Debby and Sally. It’s amazing the way certain people’s ‘vibes’ and warm, giving personalities travel over the air waves…Thank you both so much. Hugs xx


  2. A lovely post, Debby. We are all very grateful for your wonderful support of our blogging community. I hope Gordon and you had a lovely day today.


  3. Hi Debby – yes you do so much for us all … and now I must dash on over to Sally’s to see what else is happening … I’ve learnt lots about the Caribbean – as I’ve never visited … so good to see and read. Happy Thanksgiving and have a peaceful run up to the end of the year – cheers Hilary


    1. Aw, thank you so much for your lovely words and sentiment Hilary. I’m so glad to learn my Caribbean posts held your interest! Stay tuned for a new series of mine coming in the new year at Sally’s! And thanks for the lovely wishes . Hugs ❤


  4. What a beautiful and well-deserved tribute, Debby! Having all that you do summed up like that by Sally, makes me realize once again at how much you work and support and care and share! Unbelievable – you are, and the amount of time you dedicate to all this!


    1. Aw shucks Liesbet. Thanks a bunch. I was so humbled when I first saw this from Sally. Thanks so much for your approval and lovely comment to Liesbet. xx


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