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’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...


Yesterday the weather forcast promised us a really hot day today, I was looking forward to getting out into the garden and planting my spring bulbs, but it’s pouring with rain. I am beginning to ...


They say It never rains but it pours. Well it was raining pretty hard over the bank holiday weekend and I’m not just talking about the weather. Chris started work on the bathroom on the Friday e...


It is chaos here; Chris and Hubby are doing up the bathroom. When we moved here in 1979 the bathroom had only recently been put in, it was clean and freshly decorated with woodchip paper and magn...


Somebody up their must have heard me moaning about the weather because the last 2 days have been scorchers! Unfortunately the clouds didn’t clear until Sunday so we didn’t see any meteors. Chris ...


I thought that climate change was going to make the weather warmer, after all they do call it global warming. All I know is that, although the weather in the UK has changed dramatically over the ...


Well I wanted summer and last week it arrived with a vengence, highs of 33 degrees on Monday, that’s just over 90 fahrenheit. I spent that day putting the cool cotton sheets on the bed, dusting o...


Oh how I wish summer would come. We have only had the occasional sunny day since early June. Mostly it’s endless cloud filled days. It’s not even very warm. I finally discarded my thermal vests a...


I’m devastated about the result of the referendum. I’ve been wandering about today not able to concentrate on anything. 41 years ago I voted to leave. Over the years I’ve studied some politics wi...


Where has spring gone? The weather was like summer at the beginning of May when we were in France. It was so hot that we were getting suntanned sitting on the deck in the mornings. We thought it ...


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