My Meet-up With Fellow Blogger, Sherri Matthews

Two months ago, waaaay back in early summer (I am increasingly convinced that time moves differently in this blogging dimension), I had the pleasure of meeting up with my lovely blogger friend Sarah. Sarah has recently returned to blogging after her month-long hiatus to edit her urban fantasy novel, and I’m delighted to share her wonderful write-up of our happy time spent together. In Sarah’s own words, three cheers indeed to WordPress for our grand blogging community!

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Sherri & Sarah Last Monday, I met up with the wonderful Sherri Matthews who blogs at A View From My Summerhouse.

Sherri and I have become firm emailing friends (the modern equivalent of pen friends) since she appeared as guest storyteller on my blog back in December. I’ve lost count of how many emails we’ve exchanged since then, but they’re probably exceeded the one hundred mark.

Although we live about 150 miles apart — Sussex and Somerset — we’ve discovered that in the past we shared many of the same stamping grounds, which makes it amazing we never crossed paths earlier in our lives; then again, maybe we did walk down the same street, never knowing we would become friends later.

In fact, it’s uncanny how many life coincidences and things we have in common. For example, one of Sherri’s grown up sons lives in the seaside town (these days a city)…

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About Sherri Matthews

Sherri has been writing full time since 2011. Currently working on her memoir, 'Stranger in a White Dress', she has been published in a variety of national magazines, websites and three anthologies. Sherri raised her three, now adult children, in California for twenty years and today, lives in England’s West Country with her hubby, Aspie youngest, two cats, a grumpy bunny and a family of Chinese Button Quails. She keeps out of mischief blogging, gardening, walking by the sea and snapping endless photographs. Her garden robin muse vists regularly.
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27 Responses to My Meet-up With Fellow Blogger, Sherri Matthews

  1. So wonderful that you were able to make this real life connection Sherri. From what Sarah wrote, it sounds like the two of you had a grand time! I love when blogging can bring us closer together 🙂

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    • Sherri says:

      It was a really lovely day, thanks so much Heather! When Sarah first invited me to write a guest post back in December, as we emailed back and forth we soon discovered several coincidences in our lives as Sarah explains in her post, so it was great to be able to meet up in June at long last 🙂

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  2. I love to read about bloggers meeting in person! One day, Sherri…we’ll meet! xo

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  3. Amy says:

    How wonderful, Sherri! only 150 mil aprt. Thank you for sharing the story and special moment! 🙂

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  4. That is so great that you two could meet, Sherri! I’m happy for you. So when are you coming to California again?? 😉

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  5. Love being modern pen pals! Wonderful that y’all made friends.
    Sherri, I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award. Please come by and pick it up.
    https://purpleslobinrecovery.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/i-was-nominated-for-a-liebster-award/
    Melinda

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    • Sherri says:

      Modern pen pals…love it! Thanks so much Melinda, and also for so kindly nominating me for the Liebster award. I won’t participate in the rules if that’s okay as I’ve sent this award on a few times, but I will certainly link to you in a post to thank you for thinking of me which means a great deal 🙂

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  6. 150 miles or half a world apart – blogging somehow manages to bring together kindred souls. I hope you have plans for many more meet-ups Sherri and Sarah! And the lap-top woes are a thing of the past soon!! xo

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    • Sherri says:

      No matter the miles, that is so very true. Thanks so much Pauline, I very much look forward to more visits with Sarah and I am also delighted to tell you that my laptop woes are over and let’s hope indeed that they remain firmly in the past for a long time to come! 🙂 xo

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  7. Mahesh Nair says:

    Hi Sherry:
    Such a beautiful meeting! Wow.
    Loved reading the post. Too many coincidences often give a hint that we must take the initiative. When we do, something happens, and something prospers. Your meeting happened and your friendship is prospering.
    It was interesting (and funny) to read that the number of words both of you used during the chat could easily be novel-length. Lol. That shows there’s a lot in common, and where there’s no similarity there’s a healthy exchange of wisdom.
    May your friendship continue to grow and last a very long time!
    Best!

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    • Sherri says:

      Hi Mahesh! Oh so lovely of you and yes, it was wonderful to meet Sarah, she is such a lovely person. Haha…yes, I laughed out loud about that, we certainly did talk up a storm! And even then we could have kept on talking, if our voices had allowed it and not cracked up 😀 Thank you so much for your kind and caring wishes, and being such a wonderful friend also. Have a wonderful day 🙂

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  8. D.G.Kaye says:

    Serendipity is a magical thing. How lovely to connect personally with someone so close, yet so far. 🙂

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  9. Denise says:

    That looks like a lovely day out!

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  10. That’s too bad that I live so far from you, Sherri…
    I agree that it is wonderful to meet in person our blogger friends. So glad for you two.

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  11. Charli Mills says:

    A fun connection to make! One day…:-D

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  12. Caught this over at Sarah’s place Sherri, but it was great to read about your successful visit together 🙂

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