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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January 21, 2016

Frost in The View from the Terrace

How I hate these damp foggy days. Yesterday was very cold. I woke to see thick, white, spikey frost on the branches of the trees and bushes, but the skies were clear and bright and it was beautif...


I was beginning to think that winter had forgotten to call this year. I think the flowers thought so too, our daffodils are really tall and in bud, and the clematis is starting to bloom, while I ...


After the deluge on Monday, followed by more rain on Tuesday after just a brief respite, we had two days of sunshine. It was so good to see it yesterday morning after long cloudy wet days almost...


It’s the morning of Christmas Even, a bright, sunny, blustery day. I woke with a migraine, I took one of my meds and it’s almost gone but I’m feeling spaced out. It doesn’t really matter as every...


Another wild blustery day, at least it’s good for drying the washing. It’s still quite mild and there are still some calendula and cape daisies in bloom in the garden. There was a giant orange po...


I have given up on NojoMo. I was struggling to keep up and I couldn’t seem to respond to some of the subjects. This last week I have been feeling very stuck. I think the events in Paris have a lo...


When people ask me what I would like for Christmas or birthday it usually seems to be something for the garden. Actually on my last birthday they didn’t ask and each of my 3 children and Hubby bo...


Hubby and I went to a concert last night. It was a friend of ours Chris Bannister from the John Denver club, he performs John Denver tributes, well not tributes exactly as he doesn’t try to emula...


Oh dear, I am falling really behind, will have to try to catch up. My mum’s cousin says I look like my mum but, when I look at individual features, I really can’t see it so I guess it must be the...


I inherited Dad’s eyebrows. They were thick and met in the middle. They looked quite dashing on him, but really didn’t work on a girl. I spent hours plucking them. Fortunately as I have grown old...


We don’t often eat out nowadays so I don’t have a current favourite restaurent, but there used to be one I really loved in Hereford, our nearest town. It was called The Marches and it was a whole...


Well writing, obviously, as well as the autobiography I am slowly working on, I enjoy writing short stories and poems. Another favourite hobby is family history. I have always been into this but ...


Three entries in one day! that’s a record for me. I don’t think I have a best memory. I had a happy childhood and there are loads of good memories. My parents kept a pub in Shrewsbury and some of...


Today is Remembrance Sunday and I am thinking of 2 people. I have no immediate relatives who died in any wars. My father was a year too old to be accepted for the RAF in World War 2. My paternal ...


I am feeling a bit stuck on this one which is why I am a day late. It’s not that I don’t feel I have strong characteristics but it’s hard to talk about them, I’m not sure why. I think I am a posi...


I guess I have a tendency to be intolerant of other peoples character flaws if they are different from mine. I know I get impatient and critical with my hubby who has ADD and who is very disorgan...


Chocolate. I have to be really disciplined about how much I eat. I only buy it for special occasions like Christmas and Easter and people tend to buy it for me on my birthday and Mother’s Day. I ...


Well the last one was our week in Cornwall in September, but I’ve already posted quite a lot about that, so I thought I might write some more about our trip to Amsterdam in May. We originally pla...


Well if you are talking dancing in public at a party or a club it’s years. I’m not really that kind of person. I do go to the odd party but they are more the meet people, have some food and have ...


I’m doing an online Future Learn course on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales. Last night I was reading one called The Travelling Companion which we are comparing to an original folk tale, so ...


I came across this and it looks interesting so I decided to give it a try. I’m a day late starting so I have to write 2 entries today. I’ve been doing quite well with my bucket list lately the la...


When I looked through my window this morning I noticed that the larger trees in the distance have shed all of their leaves now and we can see the Black Mountains again. When we bought this place ...


I haven’t written anything yet about our holiday in Cornwall so I thought I would do that today. It is just over a month now since we drove down on September 26 and arrived late afternoon in brig...


It’s a beautiful sunny autumn day today and quite warm too. I woke with one of my migraines so I am still resting in bed. From the bedroom window the autumn colours are looking glorious. From my ...


I seem to have spent most of this week catching up with things after our holiday. We arrived back late afternoon Sunday. Tony was out and the dishwasher was half full of dirty plates and dishes a...


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