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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I think I have been overdoing the high life. Since our weekend away I have woken with migraines every day, so I have been taking it easy this week. I did manage to get into the garden on Wednesda...


We went away again this last weekend. Our son told us that we are always away and obviously have too much money! This time it was to our regular John Denver event in Coventry. The one at the Wirr...


I am in a bit of a contemplative mood today, thinking about the world we live in and the human race in general. The events in Las Vegas on Sunday were horrific. I have a friend who lives there, ...


We had a great time at our friend Donald’s 80th birthday party last night. It was held in an activity centre in Craswall up in the Black Mountains. I haven’t driven up there for years, it’s a bea...


September 13, 2017

Strong winds in The View from the Terrace

There was a heck of a storm last night. My little pot plants were all over the garden and, when listening to the gusts in the night, I was feeling rather relieved that the boys finally cut down t...


This year I finally decided to allow the boys to chop down the Christmas tree in our front garden. In the early 90s, when the children were small I decided to buy a Christmas tree with a root and...


Today is the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana. Over the past month there have been numerous documentaries on TV and at first I felt they were overdoing it but I found myself watchi...


I’m reading a lovely book, it’s called Coming Home by Rosamund Pilcher. It starts in the mid 1930s and basically follows the life of a young girl called Judith who, at the beginning is 14 and liv...


Chris bought me a new patio table and chairs set for my birthday. It was almost his birthday by the time I got it but that was fine, it arrived in time for the good weather and I loved it. The ol...


The British climate is unbelievable. After the period of scorching hot weather it got so cold last week that I dug out my thermal vest again and was needing to put the heating on at times. It als...


After my last entry the weather cooled down a lot and I am feeling so much better that I am now sure it was mainly the heat that was making me feel ill. As that heat wave seems to have passed I d...


We got back from Cornwall on Saturday evening. We had a lovely few days. Unfortunately I started to feel unwell while we were there and have been feeling worse over these last few days. I couldn’...


These last two and a half weeks have been pretty busy and I haven’t had time to post anything until now. On April 23 we went up to Shrewsbury for 3 days. Hubby said the last time we were there t...


I haven’t posted for a while, mainly because I was still not feeling well from the flu, it left me feeling really washed out and finding it hard to concentrate. I’m feeling much better now. Easte...


Thanks everyone for your kind thoughts. I am still not too well myself but wanted to post a photo of Hoshiko. My daughter named him as a kitten. It means Star child in Japanese, the boys always c...


The computer is working at the moment but I don’t know how long for. I’m hoping Tony will find time to sort it out this evening. Hoshiko, our beautiful long haired white cat died in the night at ...


My computer is playing up so i’ve borrowed hubby’s tablet And I’m not finding it easy. I’m feeling really sad as one of our cats became very I’ll this morning And is now at the vets on a drip. Th...


I just discovered yesterday that an old school friend died. I found out quite by accident. I was amusing myself on the internet looking up the ancestors of people I know or used to know and she h...


On Friday we went to a concert in Stroud. It was Chris Bannister, one of our John Denver friends who does tributes, well not exactly tributes as he performs the music in his own style and also do...


Tuesday was our 41st wedding anniversary. I bought Hubby a silver glasses case engraved with Happy Anniversary and a little teddy emblem. I have called him Ted from the first year of our marriage...


February 26, 2017

Margaret in The View from the Terrace

I hadn’t planned another entry today but I just turned on Facebook and learned that today would have been the 80th birthday of an old friend. I wrote about the passing of her husband, Jim, in my ...


February 26, 2017

Storm Doris in The View from the Terrace

The UK is slowly recovering from storm Doris. On Wednesday night I woke to go to the bathroom at about 6am and could hear a strange knocking coming from downstairs. When I went down I found two w...


I’m feeling fed up again. Yesterday I woke at 6.30 with what I call a threating migraine, the kind that hasn’t developed yet into a full blown attack. Sometimes, if I catch them early I can take ...


February 15, 2017

Snowdrops in The View from the Terrace

I hate this miserable damp grey weather. It feels as if it has been like this for ever. It was really starting to get me down at the end of last week. Then on Monday the sun was out and, though i...


A few weeks ago I noticed some fine powder on the shelf of my medicine cabinet. My first thought was that something had been spilled but I couldn’t work out what. It was when I examined it more c...


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