Tag Archives: Inspiration

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Author Spotlight – Life Changing Moments – Shake The Dust Off Your Feet by Sherri Matthews

Today, I am delighted and honoured to guest post at Sally Cronin’s Author Spotlight Life Changing Moments Series with ‘Shake The Dust Off Your Feet’. You never know when you’ll face a life-changing decision, nor who’ll be there to support … Continue reading

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For Stories Yet To Be Written

In early September, my family whisked me away to a delightful cottage (a one time Calvinist chapel) in the heart of the beautiful Sussex countryside. This was my ‘big’ birthday getaway, plotted and planned with great secrecy. With stunning views … Continue reading

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Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – #Travel – An Italian Journey – Writing and Healing by Sherri Matthews

Every Thursday for the next four weeks, lovely Sally Cronin will feature one of my archived travel posts for her Posts From Your Archives series. The first today is about my visit to stunning Lake Garda in September, 2016, not … Continue reading

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Surprises, Diana’s Dresses And The Annual Blogger’s Bash 2018

The Summerhouse sat in snow last time I checked, but emerging from hibernation to a sun-basked spring, I discover a new garden and the chance, at last, to get my hands dirty. New growth pushes through bare soil and reminds … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Just Imagine…a Beautiful Sisterhood Award – Part Two

As promised from my previous awards post the celebrations continue!  I was very pleasantly surprised when  Jazzybeatchick  not only visited my blog but nominated me for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger’s Award! It was a pleasure to visit her … Continue reading

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In Which My Son Says ‘Thank You’…

Today I’m very proud and delighted to be hosting my first ever guest blog –  meaning, I’m handing you over to my son, Nick (Nicky to family and old friends!)  He was so greatly encouraged and inspired by your responses … Continue reading

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‘Smoke and Mirrors’ – My Son’s Way Back

A few month’s ago, I read this in UCB* ‘Tenacity is the hallmark of all successful people.  They keep trying, keep learning and keep moving forward.  They win the battle in their minds and then it overflows into what they … Continue reading

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What a Week – Time to Bring out some Awards!

What a week it’s been.  Always a time of reflection at this time of year as we remember 9/11 and of course this does wonders for concentrating our minds on what really matters in the grand scheme of things. Life … Continue reading

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Got A Great Idea? Write It Down, Lest You Forget!

How many times have you had a random thought or heard or observed something during the course of a normal day which gives you a great idea for your next writing project, but unless you write it down there and … Continue reading

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