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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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...


I’m not sure how this works but every time I need emotional support from Hubby he gets a cold. It sounds extrodinary and he totally denies it but I am sure it is true. The most traumatic time thi...


I have my appointment with the dentist tomorrow to have the front tooth out. I am still feeling quite anxious, not so much about the actual extraction, I’ve done that before and it will be over i...


We had a lovely evening at the ballet in Bristol last Thursday. We went to see La Fille Mal Gardee by the Russian State Ballet. They were very good, though I feel production of the same ballet by...


We had our first snowfall of the winter on Thursday evening. I opened the back door at about 9pm and everywhere was white and shining beneath the full moon, it looked quite magical. Friday mornin...


Our new year didn’t get off to a good start as it was spoilt by a stupid upset. It’s such a shame as Christmas has been good this year and on Friday we had a lovely visit with Cat and David. We w...


December 26, 2016

Christmas in The View from the Terrace

So far Christmas has been good this year. We went to our folk club on Tuesday and had a great time. The evening began with traditional folk songs, some classical pieces from a German lady who pl...


My appliances are ganging up on me again. The pretty purple vacuum, that Hubby produced from his shed when the other one died, expired in a cloud of smoke on the landing this morning, leaving beh...


Sometimes it can be a good thing to have a hoarder for a husband. It’s been one of those weeks. Last week the microwave packed up, well it didn’t exactly pack up, the door catch started acting up...


There is a raging storm outside. I just looked through the bedroom window and the little silver birch trees on the railway embankment are bending over and there are golden leaves blowing everywhe...


Yesterday was a beautiful day, bitterly cold but filled with sunshine. I love the way, when the sun is low, that it filters through the leaves. I can’t seem to catch it on camera, perhaps I need ...


I had 3 medical appointments in the last 2 days. Wednesday I had to see the doctor and yesterday I had appointments at the dentist and opticians. I had been worrying about the doctor’s appointmen...


Today, October 29 is my Auntie’s birthday. She was my mother’s sister and only sibling so, since my dad was an only child, she was my only aunt and her husband my only uncle. Her name was Winfred...


Last Saturday we went to Coventry to a concert put on by friends of ours. It was an afternoon concert, so we decided to go the afternoon before and stay over as it is a 3 hour drive and I never k...


One of the good things about being a certain age is that when you are suffering from a bad cold you can curl up in bed for an hour or two in the daytime without feeling guilty. After all, I need ...


I went in to do a duty at the helpline last week. I knew I was on with a new volunteer who I hadn’t met. Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be my old GP. She was the best doctor we ever ha...


We arrived home from Dorset late on Friday evening, later than we planned, partly because I took a wrong turn on the motorway, it’s a long story but we ended up coming home through Gloucester ins...


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