Write Dance Believe

Before I dared to call myself a writer, before I could ever imagine seeing even a single word of mine in print, before I knew what a blog was, I read this:

‘When your life’s seasons, assignments or relationships change, begin to adjust.  Learn to play by the new rules…when the music changes, it’s time to learn some new dance steps, otherwise you’ll finish up sitting on the sidelines.’ ~ UCB Daily Word

At the time I read those words, I was sitting on those sidelines and I know it’s not a good place to be.  But I had a choice – stay there and go nowhere, or get up, learn some new steps and dance.  Dance and make it count.

Sunset at Moonstone Beach, Cambria, Central Coast of California April 2013 (c) Sherri Matthews

Sunset at Moonstone Beach, Cambria, Central Coast of California April 2013
(c) Sherri Matthews

Life’s seasons come and go, colours change, snow falls and still Sweet Robin sings ~

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And then spring arrives and with it a Californian welcome from across the shining sea ~

Californian Welcome San Luis Obispo, CA April 2013 (c) Sherri Matthews

Californian Welcome
San Luis Obispo, CA April 2013
(c) Sherri Matthews

While daffodils bloom in an English garden ~

English Narcissus, Somerset Spring (c) Sherri Matthews

English Narcissus, Somerset Spring
(c) Sherri Matthews

The colours of spring remain, despite a trick of the camera ~

Black & White Tete A Tetes Feb 2016

No matter what time of year, when we look to our true friends,
we know we will find comfort ~

Ston Easton Park, March 2015 (c) Sherri Matthews

Ston Easton Park, Somerset, England March 2015
(c) Sherri Matthews

But sometimes we have to say goodbye to all we know before we can begin again and sometimes that means never going back ~

California Dreaming

She would miss it, the Californian Sun, but strapped into a seat on a 747 staring aimlessly at the sky map, what would it matter? She wasn’t coming back.

A last vacation with the kids, he said, but he never showed up, leaving her with empty explanations and she was sick of it.

Foam-capped waves danced on the sand, then sucked back again into vast sea, teasing her children in the chase as big sky melted into horizon’s dark line, Pacific sun sliding into purple day’s end.

Time to go.

A lone gull wheeled overhead and shrilled goodbye.

But we can go back if it means understanding how far we’ve come.  And if that means dancing on a beach as the Californian sun slips into purple day’s end, even better. 

Sidelined no more.

We know who we are and we know where we’re going.

We just have to believe.

Dancing at Moonstone Beach, Cambria, California

Dancing at Moonstone Beach, Cambria, California

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I  owe a huge thank you to these ‘sheltering friends’ (and please forgive me for this clumped together post…) ~

Charli gave us ‘Wild Spaces‘ as our 99 word flash fiction prompt last week.  I wasn’t able to post anything here due to time constraints but I did post it over at Carrot Ranch so that it could be included in her weekly compilation and newsletter.   Thank you Charli for believing in me as, among other things, a flash fiction writer and for your friendship. I’m honoured to be a member of your Congress of Rough Writers.

Jo tagged me a while ago for a nature photography challenge.  Thank you Jo for taking me and all your readers along so many beautiful walks and for checking in on me after your hols in the Algarve.  *Big Smile*

Sarah tagged me a few weeks ago for the 3 Days 3 Quote Challenge even when up to he eyes in marketing and promoting the giveaway of her book Dessication. Thank you for thinking of me Sarah and for your inspiration (please forgive the challenge cheat…).

And last, but certainly not least, thank you to Jude not only for her amazing photography but also her new Garden Challenge.  February’s prompt is ‘Monochrome’.  She asks for something:

‘…black and white or tones of one colour. Look for texture, shape and patterns. The subject matter is entirely up to you, but should be loosely garden related.

The monochrome spring tete-a-tetes are for you Jude, I hope you like them!

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I’m on a blogging go-slow once again, but I will be catching up asap.  Thank you dear ‘sheltering friends’ one and all, for your patience and for dancing with me…

Love Sherri x

 

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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120 Responses to Write Dance Believe

  1. restlessjo says:

    I can imagine few greater pleasures than dancing with you, Sherri. It’s a delight to watch you finding yourself. 🙂 No wonder that little robin looks so at home. Many thanks to you, darlin’. Always glad to be here. 🙂

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  2. Heyjude says:

    I rather like your ‘clumped together’ post. And thank you for the little daffies 🙂
    Nice to see you Sherri, hope all is well in your world. Mine is a little hectic at the moment so blogging is a bit hit and miss, and as everything comes out of the cupboards the house becomes a complete mess! I am NEVER going to move again…

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    • Sherri says:

      I was determined to get a monochrome photo for you before February ended, especially since I missed January’s prompt 😦 I’m glad you liked the daffies, thank you! 🙂 I was rather pleased with the way the photo turned out, I admit. I had never thought of turning a flower shot into monochrome. It’s a nice effect. See what you’ve taught me Jude? 😉 Things are moving along thank you, working on my memoir slowly but surely. Ahh…I feel for you, moving is so stressful. I hope it will all be over soon and you’ll be sitting in your gorgeous new home by the sea, popping the bubbly in celebration. How wonderful 🙂

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      • Heyjude says:

        Thanks Sherri. I must admit I shall be very glad when this is over. Moving gets harder as you get older!

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        • Sherri says:

          I dread it each time, and having lived where we are for 8 years now, the longest of anywhere since I was a kid (and that was 10 years), I find the thought more and more horrible. Yet, still restless and not ready to say ‘this is it’ by any means! 😉 You’ll get there Jude…one day at a time. Hope you get plenty of rests in between. I’m thnking of you my friend 🙂 xx

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          • Heyjude says:

            Something else we have in common then. Though my longest in one house was 18 years, after I returned from SA. Have moved six times in the last 14 years so this will be the seventh and hopefully the last. But you never know. So much packing, you’d think I’d be used to it by now.

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            • Sherri says:

              That’s a lot of moving Jude. Thinking…for me, in the last 14 years it’s been three times. I feel your pain 😦 I don’t think we ever get used to packing and moving house, in fact, I think it gets harder. Let’s hope this seventh time for you will be gold ⭐ 🙂 xx

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  3. You paint a picture of a glorious life.

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  4. Sue says:

    Always great visiting your blog, Sherri, and I hope one day we meet… BTW when my life changed dramatically, I learnt to dance in the rain…

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  5. Oh, love the photos of that robin! 🙂

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  6. Wonderful to see you, Sherri. Wonderful photos and quotes. You are a ray of sunshine. We must move at the speed we can. See you soon. Love the flowers, a sure sign of spring, but not here. We’d in for a storm on the way from the U.S. and a long cold snap. No spring yet. 🙂 ❤

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    • Sherri says:

      Lovely to see you too Tess, always a pleasure, so glad you enjoyed, thank you! 🙂 It’s gone cold here too, but we have had some sunny days which makes a wonderful change from the endless rain and wind and grey. It was so mild in December that the daffodils came up way too early in some areas, so I’m glad that mine held off until now. Keep warm and cosy…spring will be with you soon! 🙂 ❤

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  7. Oh my! Your photographs are amazing, Sherri. The brilliant colors popped off my screen and brightened this gloomy and rainy day. Beautiful…just like you! ❤

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    • Sherri says:

      Oh Jill, I’m so glad that happened for you! The sun’s been shining here for a few days, it makes everything sing, even the flowers 😀 Ahh, that’s so lovely, thank you! You’re a delight ❤

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  8. mihrank says:

    Sherri – this was a great post that touched me simply of music…I am sharing one of my musical clips to you:

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    • Sherri says:

      Dear Mihran, I am so moved not only that my post touched you this way, but that you would send me one of your music clips, it is hauntingly beautiful, thank you so much… I am listening to it as I type this and watching the gorgeous images… wow…

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  9. I will dance with you whenever and wherever!

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  10. 1WriteWay says:

    Okay, everyone has said what I would have said. So I’ll just say, “Wow, what a great post!” And be redundant 😉

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  11. I miss you so damn much!! Beautiful words, beautiful photos and precious, priceless memories! xoxo ❤ ❤ ❤

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    • Sherri says:

      Trust me, the sentiment is mutual my dear friend…time we danced at Moonstone Beach again isn’t it? Oh how I wish…can’t believe it’s been almost three years…priceless memories forever held in our hearts…seriously gotta make some new ones…!! ❤ ❤ ❤ xoxox

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  12. jennypellett says:

    Love your miniature daffodils. They look really good in that terracotta pot. Mine are yet to appear…
    Hope you are coping with your busy life – I enjoyed this post which somehow seems to highlight it! Take care xx 😉

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    • Sherri says:

      My poor pot, it’s falling apart, but I like the old look! I just hope it doesn’t completely disintegrate like some of my others! I cheated a bit, that shot was from last year, I’ve got some different bulbs in there this time (can’t remember what they are, ha!) and not yet flowering, but will let you know when they do! My narcissus are all out though, hence the monochrome shot for Jude. All these pics except for the robin were taken in March or April two or three years ago…my trip to California in 2013 seems so long ago now. Glad you enjoyed it, thank you Jenny. Busy as always, and I hope things are going well for you, and you take care too 🙂 xx

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      • jennypellett says:

        I like the old crumbling look too. But that pot with the dragonflies – I want one! The garden pots I like the best are the weathered in ones – some of mine are covered in lichen which is probably really bad for the plants but they look so much better than the shiny flower pots some places sell.
        Things here pretty busy – much going on, some good, some bad. I’m not writing enough which is frustrating but life gets in the way sometimes!

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        • Sherri says:

          Yes, the older the better, I love that look too! I got that dragonfly pot years ago from a garden centre probably. Ahh…hope the good is more than the bad Jenny. It is so frustrating not being able to write, I haven’t done anything on my memoir this week either. Take care my friend xx

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  13. Norah says:

    Loved everything in this post, Sherri, even re-reading your beautiful flash. I love the robin slideshow. He is just soooo gorgeous. I think I’ve told you about a favourite book from my childhood, “The Christmas Robin”. I’ve never seen a robin (though I have a wonderful friend named Robin!) The Californian Welcome is just gorgeous. Was that your home? I’d love to pop in for a visit. Your choice of quotes is remarkable. Each speaks loudly to me. And I love that you have added them to photos, enhancing their meaning. Well done!
    I understand your busyness. I’m there too. We prioritize our needs, and do what we do! It’s lovely to stay in touch, whatever the time-frame. 🙂

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    • Sherri says:

      Ahh…I’m so glad you enjoyed it, thank you Norah. And again, thank you for the lovely comment you left over at Charli’s last week. I did things a bit different this week! I remember you telling me about ‘The Christmas Robin’,a book that surprisingly I’ve never come across. Which is odd considering how much I adore Christmas and Robins! (And I remember your wonderful post about your dear friend Robin <3) Note to self: Must read the book! I'm so glad the quotes spoke to you. They are three of my favourites and I was really glad to have the opportunity to share them here. But I am very remiss, as I had fully intended to mention you also in this post Norah, since it is you who inspired me to start putting words on my photos in this fashion. I was up until midnight getting this week's flash over at the Ranch, having not long got this post up, and somehow, when I went in to edit, I realised that I missed off a paragraph. I have an awards post planned very soon, to thank the lovely Debby who gave them to me, and as part of that 'thank you' post, I will also thank and link to lovely you. That's very important to me to do that 🙂 As for the Californian Welcome, that wasn't my home (I wish!) but a restaurant called The Apple Farm in the town of San Luis Obispo, not far from where we lived. I often met my dear friends there for 'brunch' and took my mum there many times over the years when she visited. The children too. One of my most favourite places in all the world, and one I got to visit again in April 2013 when I went back to California after ten years away. You are right Norah, saying goodbye does bring new beginnings and sometimes it is good to go back and remember all that was good and still is! Lovely to keep in touch, as we can, but I am heading your way… 🙂

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  14. Charli Mills says:

    Like two trees standing witness to the changing seasons, we have a sheltering friendship. Thank you for all you share over at the ranch and for opening your Summerhouse to others. Keep on dancing and believing!

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  15. Great to be reading your blog again Sherri. We planned to meet up one day last year – and now I’ve moved, you may have too! Let me know 🙂 xxx

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  16. Annecdotist says:

    Brilliant how you tied together the different prompts/challenges. I’d read your lovely Flash over at the ranch but good to see it dancing in the summerhouse too.
    Take care!

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  17. Ste J says:

    If I were to bust my one dance move, I suspect you would probably shuffle subtly away and I would blame you, the state of my one move is not good. Spring seems to be here now and it’s great to be sharing another one with you my friend. Blogging go slows are tough but to achieve something sacrifices need to be made and as writers, we all understand that and support you like that Newcastle United supporter who always has no top on in the winter.

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  18. TanGental says:

    Such a great flash. Depth poignancy hope. Excellent. But what’s with the apologies! Your posts are always worth waiting for.

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    • Sherri says:

      Geoff, that’s so kind of you to say…thank you!! And okay then, no more apologies…but at least I’m not stressing like I used to, because I am writing my book most days and feeling a sense of accomplishment when I do. Keeping my eye on that finish line…and then it’s time to dance for real!!

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  19. I’m glad you left the sidelines and started to dance Sherri – I loved not only the warmth of this post, but the sizzle of spring and visiting with your little red-breasted friend 🙂

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    • Sherri says:

      I thought of you Andrea when I posted my little red-breasted friend’s photos 🙂 I have never been as fortunate to snap him since I took those a couple of years ago, nor have we had any snow. But it’s nice to remember! Thank you for your lovely words…I’m heading over to you now, long overdue… !

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  20. Sherri, sometimes you amaze me when your perfect nudge arrives via your blog, just when I need it. This was a 5-star post, from your first words and the quote, through the wonderful pictures, all the way to the end. I almost teared up at the perfect, delicate English Narcissus thriving in the damaged terra cotta pot. The lessons of this post were gentle, strong and inspiring. Thank you. 😉 ❤

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    • Sherri says:

      Oh Marylin, I’m so glad this came to you when you needed it ❤ No matter how damaged the pot, beauty pushes through to remind us that we are victorious 🙂 Thank YOU my friend ❤

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  21. What a wonderful post, Sherri. Loved the photos of the robin and especially the front porch with the banner! The daffodils in the pot made me feel springy. 🙂 But the sentence “A last vacation with the kids, he said, but he never showed up, leaving her with empty explanations and she was sick of it.” was fully loaded and had me wanting more. How wonderful that you were able to take care of so many assignments at once and get that accomplished feeling. Welcome to the world of the BEHINDERS. 🙂 I doubt we will ever catch up because there are so many new things on the list each day. Oh well. Keeps life interesting. Giant hugs.

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    • Sherri says:

      Haha…the BEHINDERS. That’s a great name, glad to join the club 😀 Life is interesting that’s for sure. Good, full, interesting lives we lead and so much to be grateful for. So glad you enjoyed the photos…and made you feel ‘springy’, haha! Love that…I have an image of you on a pogo stick now, just being silly, lol! I know you meant the other kind of ‘springy’ 😉 You always make me smile Marlene 🙂 Really speaks to me that you picked out that particular line. The story I was going to tell was completely different to this one. Californian memories bring the full spectrum of emotion to mind and being able to convert that into a flash fiction I think must be theraputic without me even realising it! Thank you for your great comment my friend, I will be over to you very shortly… and sending giant hugs back to you in the meantime.

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  22. Such a fun post, packed with so any treasures Sherri! As I look outside my office window this afternoon I see snowflakes so your daffodils remind me (in a much needed way) that spring is right around the corner! The Maya Angelou quote that you shared is one of my favorites. I don’t typically remember quotes, but this is one that strikes me each time I read it again. It’s so easy to observe from the sidelines isn’t it? Learning a new dance can be challenging to say the least, but it’s how we grow and it’s always worth it in the end 🙂 Hope that you’re having a lovely week Sherri!

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    • Sherri says:

      Love your words Heather, thank you! So glad this post brought you a taste of spring. We must be way ahead, it’s been such a mild winter, no snow to speak of, but although it’s been sunny lately, it’s been cold. I love that the Maya Angelou quote speaks to you in the same way, I love that woman! Sidelined no more…here we are! I hope you too are having a lovely week Heather, a good one here, thank you, and almost the weekend! 🙂

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  23. Lisa Reiter says:

    Off the bench methinks and doing a warm up dance! Lovely post. Gorgeous robin. My favourite garden bird as they have such a fierce little character. I have a regular who nests in the hydrangea growing up the wall outside the kitchen here. We’ve had fledglings inside on hot days with one parent scavenging crumbs off the floor when the door is open! Unfortunately it was disastrous one hot summer with three cats.. The parents have learned though and wait til I throw things outside! (Not that it’s been that warm the last few summers).
    Glad to see you adapting and changing and finding a new groove with the blogging. Looking forward to sharing the next dance.. 😀
    L xx

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    • Sherri says:

      Oh Lisa, you have a nesting robin family? How wonderful! And they come into your house too…that is my dream, no kidding! My mum has a resident robin family. We have two cats so they keep the nesting chances down. Thankfully, Sweet Robin still visits along with his other feathered friends…including a pair of pigeons which tend to take over. I do clap my hands at them, I admit… ! A warm up dance, practice for those new steps and prepare for the next dance. Can’t wait 🙂 xx ❤

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      • Lisa Reiter says:

        Can’t believe I’m dancing like a puppet to an old tune at the moment.. A bit of work – actual work – with ££s. So not rehearsing my steps for Strictly Come Get Your Manuscript In Order! Must talk privately about the celeb reveal on that one! Tee hee. Bursting with excitement xx

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  24. Beautiful post, Sherri! I love everything about it…the encouragement to take life’s challenges and refuse to sit on the sidelines. Thank you for sharing….it has greatly brightened my day:)

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  25. dgkaye says:

    Oh wow Sherri, what a great multi-tasking, multi-writer you are! Truly a fantastic post, and to cover all the posts and challenges in one blog post was quite clever. Besides that, your photos and words were beautiful and inspiring. Don’t forget to dance! xoxo ❤

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  26. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Some wonderful images and quotes from Sherri Matthews​ I particularly like ‘Friendship is a sheltering Tree’ from Coleridge.

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  27. Lovely post Sherri, it is always a delight to come visit your blog to have a little dance of the heart. 🙂

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  28. Lovely post Sherri, great quotes and flash. I’m dancing with you. ❤

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  29. I’m always amazed by not only your writing but also your photography, Sherri. You’ve included some wonderful quotes. I especially like the one by Maya Angelou.
    All I can say is to keep on dancing. It wouldn’t be the same without you.

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    • Sherri says:

      Oh Hugh, lovely to see you, what a beautifully touching comment, thank you so much. I love that you also love Maya Angelou’s quote, so very true. Her writing is powerful. I have several of your posts bookmarked and will be heading over to you after this. It’s been one of those weeks where I’ve had to grab minutes of blog time here and there! Meanwhile, let’s dance 🙂 xx

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  30. Such a happy, golden post. I’d love to dance with you, Sherri, but only in my dreams as I have two left feet and I’d hate to trip you up or step on your toes. That would be no way to treat a dear friend. Your robin is so lovely. We have one that visits our garden regularly, although he’s not got such rich orange breast feathers as your robin has. Hope you’re having a wonderful week, and finding time for dancing 🙂 xxxx

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    • Sherri says:

      Ahh dear Sarah, I’m sure you wouldn’t trip me up! We can dance any way we want 🙂 Robins are so beautiful aren’t they? I do love them, as you know, and I’m so glad you have your own resident robin too. They do vary though, we’ve had one that looks quite thin and another plump like this little one. I hope you’re feeling better now and that you can enjoy a lovely weekend my friend…take good care of yourself…big hugs 🙂 xxxx

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      • Am feeling quite a bit better, although still sound like an old crone if I attempt to sing. Last day of my Goodreads Giveaway today (685 entries so far with 19 hours to go). I wonder who will win and what country they come from. Exciting stuff. Hope you have a lovely weekend, too, my dear friend. Big hugs 🙂 xxxx

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        • Sherri says:

          So glad to hear it Sarah…about you feeling better that is! And I’m sure you don’t sound like an old crone…just a bit raspy which is to be expected. Let’s hope this is the last of those horrid colds for a long time to come. That’s great news about your Goodreads Giveaway! I wonder who won too! I look forward to reading about it, and catching up with you as the week goes on! I’ll be over… love & hugs to you too my dear friend 🙂 xxxx

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          • Dearest Sherri, I’ve been so neglectful of you over the last week. An email will be coming soon, I promise.
            The winner of the Goodreads Giveaway was female, in her 20s, and from the US. Her prize is already on the way to her.
            Love and hugs 🙂 xxxx

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            • Sherri says:

              I understand dearest Sarah, no worries, and you know that I always look forward to your emails as and when, but no pressure, you’ve had a lot on your plate! Exciting result from the giveaway! It sounds as if it was a great success for you, I do hope so… 🙂 xxxx

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              • I’m hoping it’s a success. Time will tell. By the way, Mr Militant Negro has just reblogged your Guest storyteller post from the December before last! It was such a popular post and still is, by the looks of it. You must guest again sometime, although, believe it or not, I have my storytellers booked up for the next 3 months 🙂 xxxx

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                • Sherri says:

                  I’m rooting for you Sarah, I really am, and you can expect my review on Goodreads soon 🙂 Really? That’s a surprise, wow! Thanks for letting me know that, goodness, was it really that long ago? How kind of Mr Militant Negro. I don’t know him though, so will have to check him out. I would be honoured to guest post again on your site Sarah, once I’ve got to grips with the second draft, which I’m wading through. Took your advice, went a bit further ahead, tidied up, then back to those sticky first chapters. It helped me as you said it would to get a better handle on the timeline and when to bring in certain scenes – or not. So thank you for that! Long way to go…and I get overwhelmed if I look at the big picture. But I am refusing to get stressed and keep looking at that progress one day at a time. Much better. I’m so glad you have 3 guest storytellers lined up, that’s great! And don’t forget, anytiime you want to guest post over at the Summerhouse, just say the word…
                  I hope you’re having a good day my dear friend and fully recovered, if not just about…lots of love 🙂 xxxx

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                  • Thank you, dearest Sherri. My day hasn’t been that brilliant but I’m sure there are others out there who have achieved even less than I have (on second thoughts, maybe not). There I am telling you not to get stressed, then doing so myself. I’m glad you’ve taken my advice, though! Oooo, a review on Goodreads soon. Thank you, my dear friend. Love and hugs, Sarah xxxx

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                    • Sherri says:

                      Oh I’m so sorry to hear that dearest Sarah. Big hugs to you…hope tomorrow is a better, far less stressful day for you… ❤ xxxx

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                    • It is less stressful. The two men of the household gave me a gentle telling-off yesterday evening, re working too hard and forgetting to relax, as I was giving myself palpitations D: Heart running smoothly today and all going well xxxx

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                    • Sherri says:

                      Yikes…watch that Sarah. Thank goodness…listen to your men, they know of what they speak.. 🙂 Huge hugs…calm and peace my dear friend, you will be alright and this will be alright…remember all you have shared with me…but it’s hard taking our own advice isn’t it? Breathe… ❤ xxxx

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  31. Luanne says:

    I’ve seen so many women our age learning new dance steps and moving away from the wall or sidelines. It’s a good time to be of this generation, if that makes sense. So much is available to us.

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  32. I love this. 💕 So much. The flash, the sentiments, and the intro with that quote. Ugh…that quote! Thank you for sharing that. Lovely photos, too.

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  33. So good to read you tonight, Sherri. I love everything California you know. I’m also on a slow blog pace since I’m working on my new Young Adult novel. First draft done and revision phase has started. Best to you, as always. Cheers.

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  34. Marie Keates says:

    Lovely photos and inspiring words 🙂

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  35. Ali Isaac says:

    Just so beautiful, Sherri, words and pictures. Strange how you can look back and see how pivotal a single moment can be in your life, yet you never realise it at the time.

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  36. Sherri keep dancing you are learning so much and life is wonderful that we can keep on learning and adding to our own evolution.

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