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The View from the Terrace

by Sabrina-Belle

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These last 2 weeks things have been difficult for me healthwise. Partly because of that and partly because we have had a lot of other things going on I haven’t been here very much and have got be...


Theresa May has resigned at last. Listening to her resignation speech, I felt quite sorry for her. I have never voted Conservative but I don’t dislike Mrs May. It always seemed to me that she too...


We are still enjoying the spring weather. It has been a little colder over the past 2 days but now it is warming up again. My back is more or less right now and I managed to clear one small flowe...


I’m really fed up today. I ordered a repeat prescription of my migraine meds from the doctors last Tuesday. They have their own pharmacy and you can ususaly collect within 48 hours. On Friday the...


I have a lot to write about but don’t seem to have found the time to complete an entry in almost 3 weeks. The plumber came last week and our toilet soil pipe is now replaced and the nasty asbesto...


Another plumber called on Tuesday. He said the underground pipe is also leaking and we will need to dig up half of my flowerbed. That is a shame as it is looking so lovely and also has perennial ...


April 15, 2019

Notre Dame

I watched the news about Notre Dame in disbelief tonight. I was there almost exactly three years ago in May 2016. It was such an incredibly beautiful building. As the evening wore on the news kep...


April 15, 2019

Am I losing the plot?

When I checked my email this morning there was one of those notifications from Facebook - Today is Jill’s birthday. Oh my goodness, how could I have forgotten!? Jill was my best friend at school ...


Yesterday I went to the next village for a doctor’s appointment and, although it was a showery day, there were lovely sunny intervals and I was enjoying the spring blossom, the last of the daffod...


Hubby has gone to the folk club this evening. It is one of my not well days and I didn’t feel up to it so I stayed home. I have just been watching East Enders on the laptop. The TV still isn’t ge...


March 13, 2019

Feeling overburdened

I’m feeling overburdened at the moment. There seem to be too many things to cope with at once. I’ve always been a person who likes to deal with one thing at a time, but,of course, life isn’t like...


I got upset with Hubby last night. I won’t call it a row because he didn’t get upset, he just sat there quietly defending himself and behaving as though everything just happens to him and he is n...


In my last entry on Sunday I said I had wanted to go for a drive but it was too misty, but later the mist lifted so we went out after all. We drove to a local garden centre where I bought some pl...


February 24, 2019

The Moon and Sixpence

We always say here that if you can’t see the mountains it’s going to rain soon. Well, today we can hardly see the trees on the other side of the railway line. The shapes of their branches peering...


February 23, 2019

Spring is on the way

I’m feeling rather fed up tonight. The helpline are having a branch get together and I had been looking forward to it. Then I woke with one of my migraines and the tablets I take have left me fee...


February 13, 2019

Anniversaries and funerals

It’s 60 years today since my father-in-law died. I never knew him, yet I remember and notice this. Hubby is going about his day totally oblivious. He never remembers dates, where they are hugely ...


February 11, 2019

A trip to A & E

It was a beautiful day yesterday, sunny and quite mild. The promise of spring was everywhere. The catkins are coming out on the goat willow, the magnolia is covered with buds and the daffodils ar...


February 04, 2019

Two emergencies!

I have been getting problems with my breathing again. It started last Thursday then seemed better on Friday but started again Saturday and has been on and off all weekend. When it happens it feel...


January 23, 2019

Winter blues

I have been feeling a bit low lately. I suffer with mild seasonal affective disorder and I have been finding it hard to get up in the mornings and get on with things during these endless, damp, ...


Today we had a carpenter here fitting a new frame for our back door and then hanging the door Hubby bought from a reclamation yard. The old door fell to pieces a week or two before Christmas. The...


I don’t often do surveys but I couldn’t resist this one partly because of the first question. Is there a rail line near your house? If so, is it noisy and bothersome? Yes! It runs along the botto...


December 31, 2018

2018 draws to a close

It’s the last day of 2018, a time for reflection. It has been a year of good and not so good things. We’ve had some wonderful trips away; Wolverhampton in March and a trip to my grandfather’s the...


November 15, 2018

And so it goes on

It’s over 3 weeks since my last entry and I haven’t kept up with reading either for which I apologise. I went to my appointment about my toenail on the 31st October and the news was good. They lo...


October 07, 2018

A Tale of Three Rivers

I’ve just joined a Facebook group called place names of Britain. I have always been fascinated by names and their origin. The group page is headed by a picture of an old map of the Plynlimon area...


I am getting really fed up with health problems. It seems to have been one thing after another over the last few months. There were tooth problems in June which resulted in a root canal that drag...


Book Description

I live in a terraced cottage on a hillside in South Herefordshire, UK. We are just in England but from our windows we have a view of the Black Mountains which are in Wales. I live with my husband, 2 grown up sons and 4 cats, we also have a daughter who lives with her boyfriend in South Wales.

I don’t have good health but I do voluntary work on a crisis helpline. I love writing. I write poetry and have written a book about my childhood growing up in a pub in Shrewsbury which I am hoping to get published.

I love music. I sing and play guitar and enjoy entertaining, though I don’t get to do that so much as before my health got bad. My other interests are psychology, the environment, history, gardening, genealogy and travel.

Because of my health I am home a lot and this is my view from the terrace..