Sabrina-Belle ⋅ 72

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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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...


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 ...


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