About this Blog

Anne Wareham

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”

Socratesin Plato, Dialogues, Apology
Greek philosopher in Athens (469 BC – 399 BC)

I am Anne Wareham. I live on the Welsh border, at Veddw, with my husband, Charles Hawes.

There’s an awful lot of true misery in the world. So those of us who are happily married or partnered, with a roof over our heads and food, fuel and friends to keep us comfortable should be happy. Shouldn’t we?

Well, I think mostly we’re not. I know that I interfere with my own feeling of wellbeing all day, with preoccupations, feelings and irritations which I wish I could overcome. I think on my deathbed I may still be regretting that I never did quite work out how to live.

I’m guessing that I may not be alone in trying to work all this out, so this is what this blog is about. A lot of it will include my thoughts and feelings about my husband, Charles. He will be welcome to add his thoughts and comments and I hope he will.


(We made a garden here, which led us into garden photography (him), garden writing and editing a garden website (me).

For all that, I sometimes find myself astonished to discover that I am associated with cabbage growing and chicken keeping, when I do neither.)

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