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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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


After a week of spring like weather we are back to winter. The overnight snowfall was as heavy as that of earlier this month, though the consistency is different, and it does seem to be already ...


Tony is thoroughly bored with being cooped up here because of the snow. There is no way he can get his car out. His girlfriend, Justeen, keeps ringing and saying how lonely she is. These modern y...


Yesterday The Beast from the East met Storm Emma coming up from Southern Europe. We are right on the edge of the red weather warning that was issued for South Wales. At 9pm Chris arrived. He live...


The Beast from the East, as the tabloids are calling this weather, has arrived. Yesterday the met office issued a red warning for Scotland, only the second time one has been issued. Today that ha...


After a few spring like days it has turned bitterly cold again and we are promised snow and winds from Siberia in the next few days. When I looked through the window this morning the lawn was cov...


I have 3 family heirlooms that have been handed down for several generations. They are a jug and 2 cups, white china with a floral design and all with individual gold leaf lettering. They used ...


I started this entry a week ago. I didn’t finish it, left it as a draft, and then Prosebox went down! These things come to try us, as my mother used to say. We got back from our trip to Wolverham...


A very odd thing happened to me last night. Hubby and I are spending 3 days in Wolverhampton. This is for me to pursue some family history research and also for a visit to the Grand Theatre to se...


January 03, 2018

New Year in The View from the Terrace

We enjoyed a quiet New Year. This year we didn’t go for a drive to the mountains on the afternoon of New Year’s Eve as we often do as it was wet and very windy, we stayed home. I listened to some...


Hubby and I are sitting at home drinking coffee, eating a hastily made snack and feeling thoroughly disappointed - why? - because we should be enjoying ourselves at the wedding celebration this e...


It was a beautiful winter’s day here today with the sun glittering on the snow. Every now and again large clumps of it were falling off the trees. The Black Mountains are not black right now, but...


December 10, 2017

Narnia! in The View from the Terrace

If Cat were here she would say, ‘It’s Narnia outside!’ and it is. When I woke this morning everywhere had a thick carpet of snow. The trees with their frosty white coverings are like something ou...


It was bonfire night yesterday and we spent an enjoyable half an hour watching the fireworks in the village display from our house. We can only see the rockets because of the hill but they looked...


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