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The View from the Terrace

by Sabrina-Belle

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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 03, 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 22, 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...


September 16, 2018

Walking in Granddad's footsteps

Last weekend we went down to Pendine Sands in South Wales for 3 days. Pendine has a wonderful long sandy beach and is the place where the British Land Speed Records were held in the 1920s. It has...


On Friday I enjoyed a lovely afternoon with Jill, an old school friend, in Leominster. She still lives in my hometown of Shrewsbury and from time to time we arrange to meet at different towns. Al...


August 28, 2018

Vertigo!

I saw the doctor last week about the dizziness and she said I have something called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. It’s caused by small calcium crystals in the inner ear moving to the wron...


For the last few days I have been having dizzy spells. It started on Friday afternoon. We went away overnight and, when we arrived at the Travelodge, I bent down to get something from the floor o...


August 05, 2018

Well well well

And so the heat goes on. We did have a few cooler days and the sky clouded over just in time to ruin the lunar eclipse! but today it is sweltering again. We are hoping to visit a local safari par...


July 28, 2018

Rain at last!

It finally rained today! it was pouring down for about 4 hours. I’ve never been so happy to see rain, it’s so good to be cool through the day, and to be able to breathe, and to discover that my c...


Hubby’s choir are having a barbecue this evening, partners are invited but I didn’t go as I have had a threatening migraine all day. I’ve been holding off taking a migraine tablet as, if I don’t ...


July 21, 2018

Children

The children from next door just came round to say they had knocked their ball into our garden. I told them they could come and get it and they said they had a quick look but couldn’t find it. I’...


July 14, 2018

Not quite so hot

It has been a little cooler for two days and it finally rained yesterday, the first time in weeks. Today it is heating up again. This summer is heading for the record books. I managed to persuade...


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..