Sabrina-Belle ⋅ 71

I live with my husband, John, younger son, Tony & 3 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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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...


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...


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...


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...


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! in The View from the Terrace

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...


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...


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 ...


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’...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


May 15, 2018

May fair in Poetry

Last week the May Fair came to Hereford. When we first moved here we were amazed by this carnival that happens right in the middle of the city. Traffic in the city centre is banned and the street...


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...


I have been thinking for some time of starting a separate book here for some of my poems. Sunday was my daughter Cat’s birthday so she has been in my thoughts over the past few days and it seems ...


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 ...


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 ...


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