#TenThingsYouMayNotKnow – About Sally Cronin

It’s Wednesday again, and you know what that means–time for another special guest! Today, please help me welcome one of the most amazing people I’ve met online, everybody’s friend and supporter, Sally Cronin. You’re gonna love this! Sally, take it away!

Ten Things You May Not Know About Me
by Sally Cronin

Thanks very much Marcia for the opportunity to reveal some possible secrets about myself, in the hopes that none of them come back to bite me….

  1. I had measles when I was two years old and I was left with a pattern of leaves on my forehead which slowly faded away by the time I was a teenager.
  2. I had lived in four countries by the time I was twelve years old.
  3. in 2001 I had my mitochondrial DNA tested. My results showed that my DNA came from Helena whose bones dated back around 20,000 years ago and were found in a cave in the Dordogne in South Central France .
  4. I appeared on the Weakest Link in 2010 and was eliminated in the 6th
  5. I worked three jobs at the age of 14 years old – in a souvenir kiosk on the seafront weekends and school holidays, washer up in the local pub every Friday night and a thriving baby-sitting service for Saturday nights. At 16 I got a social life but still worked on the seafront and babysat when I was not out dancing
  6. In my 20s I crocheted midi-skirts in my spare time and I had a steady stream of orders. Eventually gave it up when my dog unravelled all the stitching of an almost finished skirt and I had to spend 24 hours over two days to redo and lost my mojo.
  7. I like driving and I have done the 4,400 kilometres round trip from Madrid to Dublin and the 3,600 kilometres round trip from UK to Madrid.
  8. I have had five sports cars since my 40th birthday and would love another and a hoist to get in and out of it!
  9. I have played online solitaire since 1997 and my all-time record is 18,172 points in 40 seconds which I achieved in January 2020 after 23 years. I play every day for 30 minutes in the morning to get ready for the day.
  10. Despite a few bumps along the way, and some unfulfilled ambitions, I would not change a thing about my life. I is who I is..

From Sally’s School Days

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Author Sally Cronin

I have been a storyteller most of my life (my mother called them fibs!). Poetry, song lyrics and short stories were left behind when work and life intruded, but that all changed in 1996. My first book Size Matters was a health and weight loss book based on my own experiences of losing 70kilo. I have written another thirteen books since then on health and also fiction, including five collections of short stories. My latest book is a collection of verse and speculative short stories titled Life is Like a Bowl of Cherries: Sometimes Bitter, Sometimes Sweet

I am an indie author and proud to be one. My greatest pleasure comes from those readers who enjoy my take on health, characters and twisted endings… and of course come back for more.

As a writer I know how important it is to have help in marketing books.. as important as my own promotion is, I believe it is important to support others. I offer a number of FREE promotional opportunities on my blog and linked to my social media. If you are an author who would like to be promoted to a new audience of dedicated readers, please contact me via my blog. All it will cost you is a few minutes of your time. Look forward to hearing from you.

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Blog: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sally-Cronin/e/B0096REZM2
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7979187.Sally_Cronin
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sgc58

157 thoughts on “#TenThingsYouMayNotKnow – About Sally Cronin

  1. I was very surprised to learn that Sally plays solitaire every morning (to get ready for the day)
    I do this too, and always feel guilty about it. I always feel I should be writing. (or something more productive)
    Lovely post, Marcia for a lovely lady!

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  2. A lovely post for a lovely lady I will echo that sentiment …Solitaire I didn’t know that and don’t play myself…Crochet I also practised in my younger days luckily I didn’t have a dog unravelling it…Fabulous to learn a little more about our Sally …Hugs xx

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    • I am so happy you decided to join in this new series, Sally! I thought you’d be a fabulous guest, and I was right!! LOVED all your “things!” πŸ˜€ I used to crochet like a thing possessed, but never made clothing. Always afghans or decorative items. I was always a painter, but when kids came along, crocheting was easier to pick up for a few minutes here or there, and put down again to take care of the little ones.

      The rest of your wonderful list is comprised of things I’ve mostly never done, and some of which I really wish I HAD. But Solitaire isn’t one that appeals to me. I’m a word person and prefer doing crossword puzzles to jump start my brain. (Whatever works, right?)

      I may or may not be able get around to adding my own responses to everyone’s comments, as I’m kind of buried this morning under tasks that will not wait. I’ll try, though. And I am not at all surprised at how many are rolling in already! You have so many online friends, this post will probably set a record for my blog! πŸ˜€ Thanks again for being a guest, and know that you are ALWAYS welcome here, any time. Why? Because you ROCK, of course!!! πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸŽˆπŸ’—πŸ˜

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  3. That was such a delightful post! I learned so much about Sally. Clearly she’s had so many fun experiences and her sense of excitement shines through in those ten items. What a great share! Thank you, Marcia and Sally!

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  4. I am amazed at the diversity of activities, Sally. If your goal is to help others, you’ve gone above and beyond in that area.

    You have helped the rest of us who play solitaire for 30 minutes a day to feel much better about doing it. I’ve found that if I’m getting stressed at work, it helps to play a couple of games, too.

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  5. Started as you meant to go on with a hectic life! Like others, I love the excuse for playing solitaire. I now play Mahjongg solitaire and allow myself one game each morning. Sometimes a game can last for a long, long time! Well done on getting onto The Weakest Link and for lasting that long, too – I know that only a tiny number are chosen out of the thousands of requests to be on the programme. xx

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  6. What a beautiful post about beautiful Sally! I loved reading the 10 Things and marveled at each one. She is a living example of someone who embraces life fully. Thank you, Marcia, for this great post! πŸ’—

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  7. Nice to “meet” you, Sally. Fantastic list of things – so cool! I personally loved the Weakest Link one! I’d love to hear more about that experience – just being on a show like that. I will probably take you up on some promotion (being a fellow indie author). Thank you for putting that out there!

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  8. That was fun, especially knowing that you’re a descendent of Helena. Isn’t that cool? And congrats for lasting a while on The Weakest Link! Ha ha. And finally, number 10 is just lovely. Great post, Sally and Marcia. πŸ™‚

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  9. I barely remember you had three jobs at age 14, and the DNA goes back 20,000 years ago, Sally. The rest of are new to me and I’m so glad to know more about you. It was fun reading about them. Thank you so much for this post, Marcia!

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  10. I’ve always loved that photo of your school days. Though I would also love to see a photo of the pattern of leaves on your forehead. I would have thought I was descended from fairies. These are fantastic, Sally. πŸ™‚ So fun! (Is it too late to order a crocheted midi?)

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