Tag Archives: Herefordshire

Book Treasure Hunt #littlefreelibrary #minibieb

This summer I have unwittingly taken part in a Book Treasure Hunt spanning four counties within the Netherlands and England. Most of you will have heard of the phenomenon, Little Free Library which I believe started in the US with … Continue reading

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To the Manor Born – The Pony Club and Literary Houses

During a recent visit to England I was invited to a celebration of 70 years of the South Herefordshire & Ross Harriers branch of the Pony Club at a large country estate called The Mynde, in Herefordshire. From the ages … Continue reading

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Christmases Past

Christmas is a very poignant time of year, isn’t it? And as one gets older, it gets worse, remembering the people no longer around to celebrate it with you. As a child, I believed in Santa Claus for a long … Continue reading

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Meet Merrily Watkins, Herefordian ghost-buster

Merrily Watkins is a favourite fictional character of mine. She lives in rural Herefordshire, the county where I was born and grew up. She is a parish priest and deliverance minister or ghost-buster, in the vernacular. Merrily is in her … Continue reading

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Tips for Aspiring Writers – An Interview with The Word Hut

Tell us something about Susan Carey. I was born in Herefordshire, England. My ancestry is Welsh/English. Some years ago I emigrated to Holland to live with my Dutch husband and I now have dual British and Dutch nationality. Even so, … Continue reading

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Into my heart an air that kills

This poem sums up the feelings of returning ‘home’ but then again, never being able to return home. A. E. Housman grew up in Shropshire, a neighbouring county to Herefordshire, where I spent my childhood. Could this poem be the lament … Continue reading

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