Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Little Cottage

This is the view of our Little Cottage.
I knew there was something familiar about it.
Then I remembered the book, The Little House.
The Little House
The story is about a little house in the country. 
Her builder decrees that she
 "may never be sold for gold or silver"
The house had buildings going up all around
her until she was in the city.
The modern slant to this book is the movie Up,

We are surrounded by buildings.
 There are apartments on the backside of us, and 
 a new five story apartment building going up in front
us, across the street.

Today I went for a walk...
 This is an oasis, a beautiful park, just two blocks down the street.
 This is the view from the other side of the park.
 I will be spending lots of time here.
Then my walk took me downtown.
So many little stores and shops.

 When I got back I forgot to get a
Starbuck's gift card for a friend.
So I walked back to the nearest coffee shop.
(There are five Starbucks within walking distance.)
I timed my walk.
I left at 12:04.
Arrived at 12:09.
Bought the gift card at 12:10.
Was back home at 12:14.
Wow! I'm loving it here! 

 The Little Cottage... home.


  1. I would LOVE to have just ONE Starbuck's in walking distance... but, we are lucky enough to have a little local coffee shop in a five min. walk!! You have all kinds of wonderful surrounding your little haven amid the giants. May it never be sold for silver or gold... blessings ~ Tanna

  2. Oh, I could live your life and be very happy in that little bungalow cottage. Of course it would be crowded with the 4 of us :)

  3. I love your little cottage even if it is surrounded by tall buildings. It seems just right for you and Tom. And I love it that you can just walk anywhere. That is a big plus.

  4. Five Starbucks within walking distance? Sounds like heaven!! (that didn't make me sound shallow did it?)

  5. Christine,
    Oh I'm looking forward to seeing photos of the park, your walks, the shops in town....
    Love the little house and your little cottage is a gem among giants! "Giants... you think I'm watching the super bowl?
    We have a small local coffee shop one block away from our house (I'd be hurting if it were a Starbucks where I have some favorite drinks!}
    Dee Dee

  6. I love it that you put it in your new header. When I saw that first shot, the first thing that I thought about was that book. It was always a favorite to read to my girls. I can't remember if I read it myself as a little one.

    I really love your whole cottage experience. I love the fact that you can walk everywhere. What a wonderful way for you two to keep those snazzy makeover bodies of yours.

  7. Your little cottage is just adorable!~ and I do remember that book ...really cute story!

  8. I really enjoy seeing the pictures of your cute little cottage. How fun that you have a beautiful park and a Starbucks close by. Now you can have some coffee strolls through the park. Hope you and Tom are enjoying your new surroundings!

  9. Can't wait to go for a walk in town with you.

  10. I've always thought it would be great to live within walking distance of town and coffee shops and antique stores. And to have a park so close would be icing on the cake.

  11. Christine
    You really can't beat that.
    You've got the best of both worlds.


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