Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Scene of the Blog Featuring Terri of Reading, Writing and Retirement!

I've been chomping at the bit to feature this blog since I received the photos. I think you'll see why!

Terri of Reading, Writing and Retirement has been retired since the end of 2008. She highly recommends it, spending lots of time taking photos, reading and hanging out at home. Terri's taste in books is quite eclectic, so I never know what to expect when I pay a visit. Her photo blog, Ways I See the World, is very much worth a look, too. I certainly hope that you'll take the time to visit both her blogs and say hello!

Now I'm going to shut up and let you see her fabulous blogging space. If I had this space (especially now since I am sort of retired for a while), you wouldn't be able to pry me out of it with a crowbar! Don't forget that you can click on each photo to view it full size.

This is my cottage/studio space where most of my blogging happens. I use a laptop so I rarely sit at the desk, but more often on the couch with my feet up! I love having all the windows; I watch the birds and squirrels and cats. Since my "office" is so portable, I also do a fair amount of blogging in the "main house" (that sounds so bourgeois! the cottage is a detached garage converted into a studio).

Ms. P is a frequent visitor, though there isn't too much of interest for a two-year-old here. At least, not that she's authorized to play with!

I'd also like to introduce my puppy, Liza, who is usually with me in the cottage and often pushes my laptop out of the way so she can claim my lap.

I'm sure that you can see why I love this space so much. It does look and feel like a lovely little cottage. Plenty of books are at hand. A desk is available if needed. A comfy place to read (and nap). Loving and inquisitive company, if company is required. Lots of windows for natural light. Creatures, flowers, and trees to provide a feast for the eyes, the camera, and the imagination.

All I can say is that it's a very good thing that Mr. Scott and his transporter room aren't real. You'd be missing a very creative and lovely blogging space. Yum! Thank you so much for sharing your space and your companions with us, Terri. We really appreciate it. Keep on enjoying retirement and telling us all about it!

Whose blogging space will you see next week? All I'm prepared to say is that we were on the West Coast (Portland, Oregon) this week, and we'll be traveling all the way to the East Coast to visit New England next Wednesday. See you then!


  1. Beautiful space!!! I would love to take a relaxing afternoon and visit your cozy blogging space. The bookshelves are amazing.

    Heading over to your blog for a visit!!!

  2. oh, look at the lovely bookcases....

  3. Oh now I want a blogging cottage! What a great space!

  4. I love it! I want it! I could curl up there and have a ton read in no time. :)

  5. Thanks everyone! It is a pretty special place. All of the books you see are ones I haven't read yet, so it's like having a library at my fingertips. Lucky me! :o)

  6. I love your space - and am completely jealous I don't have my own little cottage to curl up in!!

    Give little Liza a squeeze for me...and as for Ms. P - can there be a cuter 2 year old!??!?

  7. Kathy-- "Blogging Cottage"...what a wonderful term!!!

    Terri-- They're all TBR books? *sigh* Have you named your blogging cottage?

  8. I want a Blogging Cottage, too. Though that space looks so comfy, I'd probably do more napping than blogging. ;)

    Diary of an Eccentric

  9. Now why didn't I think of a blogging cottage? I have a library..I should have held out for my own blogging/reading cottage.

    Looks so comfy..I wish Scotty could beam me up to it so I could read and nap instead of work.

  10. Add me to the list people who want a blogging cottage. If Mr. BFR can have a workshop, surely I can get him to build me a cottage...

  11. Put me down for a blogging cottage too. Such a lovely space, Terri!

    (Cathy, in my browser (Safari), there's a large space under the poll. I need to scroll down to see your post. FYI. Could be just me. Or Safari.)

  12. The Cottage (our very non-original name for it)has inspired much cottage lust among my friends too. Since my partner does family child care in the "main house," The Cottage essentially has saved our relationship!

    As Virginia Woolf said, every woman needs a room of her own!

  13. Susan-- It may not just be you, but I've had a look at the HTML, and there's very little I can do about it. I've noticed that when the page loads on my computer, there is a large gap between the poll and the first post, but it corrects itself within a second or two.

    Terri-- Family child care? I'd be with you in the cottage! (How about Woolf Cottage?)

  14. Oh, Woolf Cottage, I love it!!! Thanks Cathy!

    I love hanging with the children some of the time but it is essential to have a place to escape to. They are very noisy little creatures! :o)

  15. Oh my gosh! What a great space! I'd love to have a door that I can close for a little quiet time away from the kids (to read, to blog, to nap!)


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