Author Archives: Rosemary Noble

About Rosemary Noble

Writer, author, amateur historian and traveller

Time to Unpick and Restitch

An interesting title for someone who came 52nd out of 52 in needlework. The most undomesticated of creatures, I was always bound for different pursuits. Who did I take after, I wonder? I look like my mother but we clashed. … Continue reading

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Back to Shielding

Oh well! Having moved to our new house, we have plenty to keep us occupied but with Covid cases in our local schools and the government throwing in the towel, it’s back to living in the bubble of home and … Continue reading

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Tasks in a Heatwave

Today is too hot for anything other than reading so after weeding the veg plot, a never-ending task, I settled down to finish Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo. I have read some cracking books this year and this is … Continue reading

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When Once I Travelled

  As people begin to take holidays again, I watched a thought-provoking programme on the culture of travel and tourism, hosted by Professor Mary Beard. As one who loved to travel since retirement allowed me time and multiple chances, last … Continue reading

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The Good Life – Baker, Gardener, Bird watcher – Breathe

Six weeks since we moved house and a day of non-stop rain which allows me to abandon the gardening and write, albeit a blog. I have still to get back to the next stage of editing. My new book needs … Continue reading

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A Place to Call Home

We finally moved in ten days ago. Still without curtains and blinds, I tend to rise with the sun, so I am writing this with a pink glow in the east and the sound of cooing pigeons but without traffic … Continue reading

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Samples and Swatches

Last Saturday, we celebrated my birthday with a new house. How many people can say that? The previous owners gifted us champagne and I prepared a picnic of tasty nibbles and a tarte citron for afters to celebrate this adventure … Continue reading

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Waiting for Godot?

I am trying to keep myself occupied as we wait, wait, wait for lawyers to do their bit. It took a fair amount of pushing yesterday by me and our vendors to get the lady at the top of the … Continue reading

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A Norfolk Winter

The last time we had more than a day or two of snow was back in the early 1980s when we were living north of Birmingham. The temperature sank to a dizzy – 20 degrees. Arctic weather. As soon as … Continue reading

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Twiddling My Thumbs

We had hoped by now to have the keys to our new home but as of yesterday it looks like another two and a bit weeks to wait. A very old lady (not me) at the top of the chain … Continue reading

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