Tag Archives: thank you

Annual Bloggers Bash 2019: Blog Award Nominations Now Open

Anyone blogging for a few years (six for me) no doubt remembers those early days when all those awards and blog hops did the rounds. Back then, I blogged three, sometimes four times a week.  Hard work and incredibly time-consuming … Continue reading

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In Which I Cross The Finish Line And Wish You Happy Christmas

Dear friends, How to share my news and write a Christmas post? With my chicks soon gathering back in the nest and a busy time for many, I’ll keep it short (but hopefully sweet) from my heart straight to yours… … Continue reading

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Rodeo #3: Travel with a Twist Winners

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
By Sherri Matthews Well, we asked for travel stories with a twist, and we got ‘em.  Thank you so much to all who entered, 29 in all. You’ve taken us around the world…

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We Will Remember Them

At the Eleventh Hour On the Eleventh Day Of the Eleventh Month We Thank You: Soldier, Walter Ridout (Battle of the Somme, 1916) Sergeant, Albert Edward Matthews (8th Royal Tank Regiment, El Alamein, 1942) Seaman, Stanley Matthews (Lost at sea … Continue reading

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Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – Travel – ‘The Streets of Old City Dubrovnik’ by Sherri Matthews

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Time for the fourth last post from the travel archives of Sherri Matthews who has taken us to Lake Garda, a traquil village in Normandy and to Jersey during wartime occupation. Today she takes…

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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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Real Memoir Imaginary Flash And Not Your Typical Anthology

When I moved house last October, I said goodbye to my Summerhouse.  That is, to the wood and nails of it.  To the little wooden house painted blue , strung with pretty bunting and lights which no longer belongs to … Continue reading

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Winner of Flash Fiction Contest #7

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
Murderous Musings By Sherri Matthews When I set my Murderous Musing’s prompt for Charli’s Flash Fiction Rodeo, I expected a few good folk to turn bad, but not thirty-two of them. And what…

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In The Raw

As the sun slowly set on 2016, I watched from a beach on the Dorset coastline, and I thought of my dad. Today, writing my first post of a new year, I think of all that’s happened since I wrote … Continue reading

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Big Bright And Beautiful: The Annual #BloggersBash 2016

When Sacha,  Hugh, Geoff (Geoffle) and Ali said this year’s Bloggers Bash was going to be bigger and better than ever, they weren’t kidding. Their hard work (and from what I hear some shenanigans too, but I know nothing…) paid off.  What … Continue reading

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