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 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 bathrom on the Friday ev...


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 ...


It was my birthday on Sunday. I am now in my 70th year. That seems incredible, at this age my mother was joining pensioners lunch clubs and going on old peoples coach holidays! I have no desire t...


I haven’t written much lately. I have been so busy getting ready for our trip to Paris. We are off to London this afternoon, then tomorrow we get the Eurostar. I thought it would a different expe...


I am really enjoing the light evenings. It is 8.30pm, the sun has just gone down behind the hill and left a pink glow behind the trees across the top and there is that wonderful stillness that yo...


At last, a beautiful warm spring sunny day, the kind where you can feel the warmth of the sun on your back and you don’t need a coat. That was Thursday and I spent the afternoon in the garden fin...


I read in the paper that today is the first day of spring as it is the spring equinox. My mother always told me that happened on my grandmother’s birthday, March 21, but I looked it up and appare...


The weather is so changable right now. Today the sun is shining while 2 days ago there was another big storm, I don’t know what that one was called, the wind was so strong that the daffodils were...


It’s a beautiful late winter/early spring day, full of sunshine and daffodils but still very cold. It would be nice to drive to the garden centre at Raglan. The daffodils always line the roads in...


I haven’t been here so much lately. I usually take a cup of tea and some breakfast back to bed while the house warms up and that’s when I visit. Sadly my laptop died at the beginning of the week ...


It was a lovely day today, full of sunshine and birdsong , just like spring. It was quite mild, though Hubby was going around saying he was freezing and putting on an extra bar of fire. He makes ...


Yesterday we went to Cardiff for Cat’s final assessment for her diagnosis. We were expecting they would give her a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome as that is what her psychiatrist thought. I ha...


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