Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Coming Soon – The Travel Column by Debby Gies – And #Happy Birthday | Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

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Well, now that Sally Cronin has let the cat out of the bag, I’m thrilled to share this lovely birthday post that Sally put up on her blog today. Besides the birthday wishes, we have a treat in store for all of you coming soon!


Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Coming Soon – The Travel Column by Debby Gies – And #Happy Birthday


Very excited to welcome D.G.Kaye.. Debby Gies as a new columnist for Smorgasbord. I know how much everyone has enjoyed Debby’s travel posts from her archives and was delighted when she accepted my invitation to write a column on a regular basis.


To get the ball rolling, she will be giving us the low down on how to plan and prepare for a cruise to ensure no hassle and plenty of enjoyment.

In three parts every fortnight from Monday 18th June, she will then move to a permanent monthly spot.

Debby has become been such an amazing supporter of the blog and contributor since early 2015 and apart from sharing my posts all over social media, her guest posts have always delighted and informed.

Apart from promoting her new role here on the blog.. I also wanted to wish her Happy Birthday. According to her Facebook profile she is 113!  She looks amazing for her age and is clearly a testament to her attitude to life……

Debby likes her cakes gluten free.. so we can all enjoy a slice or two of this one. Could not fit 113 candles on.. we don’t want a fire hazard.

Please continue reading over at Sally’s Smorgasbord . . .



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  1. Thanks Debby and exciting to have a new columnist… enjoy your birthday….hugsxxx♥

    1. And a thousand thank yous to you Sally. <3 <3

  2. Congratulations on your new endeavor, Deb! I’m sure it’s going to be very popular and a lot of fun!! Looking forward to reading, though I have to admit, I don’t travel much these days. Still, it will be fun to read your thoughts and pass them along to others

    And oh, yeah. Happy Birthday!!! 113, eh? And I thought *I* was old! 😀

    1. Lollllllllll Marsh! Thanks for the well wishes and the birthday wish. Sally revealed my true age, lol. I put that exaggerated age on FB years ago and nobody ever caught on, but leave it to FBI Sally! <3 Hugs 'new grandma!' xoxoxo

  3. Ha ha ha. Happy 113th birthday, Debby. You look amazing! Perhaps you need to write a “secrets to living past 100” column too! I’m excited about your travel column since travel will hopefully be a part of my retirement. 🙂 Heading over to read the rest of Sally’s post. 🙂

    1. Thank you my friend, and lolllll, Can you just see it ……Beauty secrets to looking fit and fab after 100. LOLLLLLLLLLL 🙂 🙂 <3

  4. Fabulous Debby and Sally <3 I look forward to this. Happy Birthday my lovely Unicorn buddy, with huge hugs and many sparkles. <3 xXx

    1. Thank you so much my lovely Jane. Open arms here receiving in gratitude! <3 xoxoo

  5. Alrighty!!! GREAT. 😋

    1. Thank you my friend. 🙂

      1. OH, and happy birthday–you sure look great for a centenarian (?!) Oh, one more thing on “likes”–on my desktop I see #s of likes on everybody’s site but no display of WHO. They show up on the phone! The wonders of WordPress!

        1. Aw, thanks for coming back with the good wishes. And as for WP, Omg, don’t make me go there today. LOL 🙂 <3

  6. Sounds perfect for you and I’m sure you’ll make people pack their bags and give them a smile. Go, Debby.

    1. Thanks so much for the vote of confidence Elaine 🙂

  7. If there’s anyone that can speak expertly about travel, it’s YOU, Debby!

    Happy Birthday, too.

    1. Thanks Marian for both the kudos and the birthday wishes 🙂 x

  8. Will it be called the Dear Debby column? You might be fielding tons of questions and end up giving Dear Abby a run for her money 🙂 Congrats, Deb! This is a fabulous idea ❤️

    1. Lol, I never thought of that T, hmmm? I really should think about that. 🙂 <3

  9. Looking forward to it !

    1. Thank you my friend. 🙂 <3

  10. First Debby, let me wish you, a now belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY.. I hope you had a wonderful day.. 💐
    And secondly Congratulations upon your Travel Column, I know it will be a huge success.. Well done..
    Sending mega hugs in your direction..
    Love and Stay Blessed my friend x

    1. Oh thank you so much for the lovely wishes and blessings Sue. I do hope my column will be informative and entertaining for readers. Stay tuned! 🙂 <3 Mega hugs back at you. xoxo

  11. excellent news look forward to reading <3

    1. Thank you Adele <3

  12. You are such a prolific writer, Deb! I look forward to your expertise as a columnist on Sally’s blog. You have lived the good, bad, and ugly of travel and tourism!

    1. Lol, thanks for the praise Ter. I am a pretty savvy traveler, so hey, why not share some stories and travel savvy tips for others? I hope you enjoy. 🙂 <3

  13. Wow Deb, huge congratulations on your travel column at Sally’s, how exciting and what a wonderful birthday gift too. Ha…have to say, for 113, you look absolutely amazing! Love & hugs to you my amazing friend! 🙂 <3 🙂 xoxo

    1. Lol, thanks Sher. At 113 I’ve never felt better LOLLLLLLL 🙂 <3 xoxo

  14. I commented over at Sally’s original post but also want to say:
    1) I hope you had a wonderful birthday
    2) You’re always amazing me with your projects
    3) I know your column will be popular as we all love you

    <3 xxoo

    1. Wow, I’m humbled! Thank you so much for your lovely comments and the birthday wishes. I hope not to disappoint! 🙂 <3 Hugs girlfriend! xxxx

  15. Hey hey hey! I hope you had a fantastic birthday. And, I’m delighted to hear about you and Sally’s collaboration.

    1. Thanks for the wishes Liesbet. And ya, soon it will be me sharing travel reports, 🙂

  16. Ooh fun! Looking forward to it 😀

    1. Thanks Deb. Stay tuned! 🙂 x

  17. This is great, Debby. I’m sure your series will be a treat.

    1. Thank you Norah. Sally will be publishing part 1 tomorrow! So exciting! 🙂

      1. Thanks Norah. I’m humbled. 🙂

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