You may remember that, a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I like to go house hunting on the Internet in anticipation of winning the Lottery. I asked for your help in choosing between three houses on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Here are the three choices:
I have to admit that I was leaning toward The Bothy for the longest time. I really liked the view out all those windows and the fact that it was more secluded than the others-- to the point where no one would be able to drive up if it were high tide. Being able to moor a boat close by was another big plus in The Bothy's favor.
Why did I change my mind? No fireplaces and knotty pine paneling. I lived for ten years in a small house with an interior done almost totally in knotty pine. To say that it's not one of my favorites would be an understatement. In addition I took into consideration my usual luck and realized that, if there were any medical emergency, it would undoubtedly occur during high tide.
So... what house did I finally choose? I went with your advice of course and chose Sea Cottage (house #1). Its location outside Broadford was a factor in its favor, and although it's not as close as the one at The Bothy, there is a place to moor a boat. Then, too, some features of the house just wouldn't turn me loose.
Although I don't enjoy cooking and you normally wouldn't find me hanging out in a kitchen, the kitchen in this house could make me change my mind. The colors, the light, that window seat, the rocking chair, and that bright red Aga win me over. (Any of you feel like cooking on an island in Scotland? I'll hang out with you and we'll talk books!)
Another huge plus in this house's favor was that deck, those windows, and that view. Those cannon would have to go, but I can definitely see me either on the deck or right inside with my camera watching otters and other wildlife. I might even be able to read a book or two, but I know that view would keep pulling me away!
Something tells me that Denis and I wouldn't be short of visitors, and that I would want to extend my stay there to experience all the seasons from Sea Cottage!
My Book Rating Scale:
A+...Don't delay, get your hands on a copy of this book!
A...I loved it!
B...I really liked it.
C...I liked it, with a few reservations.
D...I finished it, but it's not my cup of tea.
- Phoenix, Arizona, United States
- Hi! I'm addicted to books (especially crime fiction), laughter and traveling off the beaten path. In my free time, when my eyes aren't glued to the printed page, one of them is usually pressed against the viewfinder of my camera. Let's see... books, laughter, travel, photography. Anything else? Oh yeah-- my dream house wouldn't have a kitchen!
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