Sabrina-Belle ⋅ 73

I live with my husband, John, younger son, Tony & 2 cats in a village in South Herefordshire UK. Our elder son, Chris, is in Hereford and our daughter, Cat, in Cardiff. I love writing short stories and poetry, am working on my autobiography. Also love music, play guitar and sing, enjoy gardening, family history and travel when I can. We bought our cottage for the view 36 years ago. It's in a terrace of five, part way up a hill overlooking the village, the Black Mountains & the Golden Valley.

Tout comprendre, c’est tout pardonner. - To understand all is to forgive all.

French proverb

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So here we go again, Cardiff, along with most of South Wales, is back in lockdown which means I can’t go home for visits. The government are saying most of the new cases have been caused by peopl...


It’s Chris’s birthday today, he’s 39. It seems strange that Wimbledon isn’t on. He was born on men’s finals day, the day McEnroe won for the first time. It was a blazing hot day and I was in a h...


I think I have been going a bit stir crazy lately. Just being stuck here is getting to me. We are allowed to drive a short distance to go for a walk now but there is a big problem with that for m...


I really am sick and tired of answering the door here. At home it was so much easier, you just opened the door. The farthest away you could be was in the end bedroom upstairs and then you could c...


I think the world may be undergoing a metamorphosis. Great numbers of people who can see truths that society fails to acknowledge are taking matters into their own hands. It is like the times of ...


Yesterday was Tony’s birthday, he is 32; he is my youngest, my baby; I can’t believe it’s 32 years since that June morning when he was born. At that time they had just introduced birth plans; you...


When Louise took Billie to the park yesterday she found that a conspiracy protester had chalked slogans on the path. Well if COVID 19 is a government hoax that must mean that most of the world’s...


On Tuesday I went to post a letter and found they had painted the postbox blue with Thank you NHS on it. There are a lot of NHS workers in this area because the University Hospital of Wales is ju...


I went to the small local park with the dog today. The cherry blossom was out and it looked beautiful. It was the first time I have been out since we went shopping last Friday. I have been spen...


Louise and I were talking this morning about how things were when I was a child, how there was much more of a sense of community then, people were always there to help out in a crisis. My parents...


I went to post a letter this afternoon. It’s the first time I’ve walked up the main road since the lockdown. It was so strange seeing all of the shops and cafes closed and boarded up. It felt lik...


I heard yesterday that my friend, Tony, who was in the nursing home following a diagnosis of Altzheimers 2 years ago, died yesterday morning. I don’t know what his illness was, just that his wife...


What a difference a week makes. This time last week we went to the park for our Mother’s Day outing. We were being careful, keeping our distance from other people, but it still felt Ok to go out....


The buildings on the main road we overlook were originally residential. Now most have been converted to shops and businesses, some with flats above. The pavements were wide and most of the shops ...


When I got up at 8.30 am this morning and went into the living room it felt like being in a different world. This flat is on a busy road about a mile and a half from the centre of Cardiff. The li...


We had a lovely day yesterday. We went to a local park. There were quite a lot of people but it is a big park and it was possible to keep the 2 meters distance. The sun was shining and the lake w...


We went shopping yesterday. I was nervous about going but, as well as groceries, I needed to go to the pharmacy to get some co-codamol for my migraines and Louise needed some vegan cheese from th...


I was feeling a bit down yesterday morning. My trip home was cancelled because I was still not feeling too well; I felt quite feverish Monday evening, but still no other symptoms. I rang Hubby to...


I am really enjoying the spring weather. On Thursday it was warm enough to sit in the garden, albeit with a fleece over my jumper. I managed to prune some roses when I was at home on Wednesday an...


Earlier today I was just putting in some washing and looking forward to a nice relaxing day after a rather stressful week when my phone rang. It was Cat who was out walking the dog. ‘Mum,’ she sa...


It was a beautiful day here on Thursday, hardly a cloud in the sky. Cat was doing her weight lifting and I couldn’t stay in, so I walked round to the main road and went into the charity shops. O...


August 28, 2019

Crumbs! in The View from the Terrace

As if I didn’t have enough to cope with my laptop died last night. Cat is going to try to fix it while I am away. I came home this evening and, as usual, when I haven’t been here, the place is a ...


I am totally fed up. The tooth that has been harassing me for over a year started playing up again at the end of last week. I rang the specialist on Friday. That was a marathon in itself, 6 phone...


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...


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