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The View from the Terrace

by Sabrina-Belle

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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...


July 08, 2018

Hot!!!

It’s still incredibly hot. They are saying it’s the hottest summer since 1976. That was the year I swam in the Thames because the queue for the swimming pool was around the block. I was thinking ...


June 26, 2018

Our local manor house.

It’s hot! and I mean hot. Tony has just come back from Tenerife and he thinks it is hotter here than it was there. I have just been sitting outside with a my coffee. It’s 8.30 pm and it’s the fir...


June 09, 2018

That's life

My first entry this month. I have been having a bad run with my migraines lately. I had a really bad one on Thurday and had to use an injection. That hasn’t happened for several months. We have b...


At last I am able to get back to writing about and putting up photos of our trip to Cornwall. The second day of our holiday was a special day because we visited the gardens at Caerhays Castle whe...


May 25, 2018

A busy two weeks

We have been doing so much lately that I have got really behind with my entries. I also hope to write and post more photos about the holiday in Cornwall, but first these last 2 weeks. On the 12th...


Spring has returned and we are having another heat wave. I have been in the garden pruning the fuchsia and forsythia and making a start on the weeds which suddenly appeared and then grew furiousl...


May 01, 2018

A visit to Cornwall

We have been away for just over a week with very limited internet access so I have a lot of catching up to do with my reading. I will get to everyone eventually, so please bear with me! We had a ...


April 12, 2018

Why do I listen?

I went to a branch meeting for my voluntary job yesterday evening. I drove there and back by myself. It’s the first time I’ve driven alone after dark for months. For just over a year I have been ...


A few weeks ago I went on to one of my favourite genealogy sites and noticed they had started a new global family tree. The plan is that thousands of different trees will be combined to form one ...


March 30, 2018

Poppies

I’m glad Prosebox is not closing after all, but I wish I had known that before going back to Open Diary and paying for a year’s subscription! I’m usually much slower getting things organised but ...


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..