Wednesday, 25 July 2018

The Place Is Tidy

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  1. Hygge at it's finest

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  2. so you're putting the cottage up for sale?

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    1. we'll see how it goes

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    2. the bedroom pix has albert in it! squeee!

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    3. Anonymous12:04 am

      How does Anne-Marie know that’s your bedroom ;-)

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    4. Anonymous12:22 am

      Didn’t see the brochure, thought the lounge was part of your bedroom. Too bad, no intrigue :-)

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  3. It looks fantastic.

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    1. its is, ive worked hard at making it lovely

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  4. I wish you didn't have to move.

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    1. its not set in stone

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    2. It does look beautiful though. I’d buy it.

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  5. Do I have to wish you good luck with the sale or are you somewhat reluctant about selling?
    Anyway, the cottage looks really nice.

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  6. you're in the same boat as us, we have had ours up for sale for the past couple of weeks. Keeping the house spic and span is now getting annoying!!

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  7. The kitchen looks great (really great picture.) Do what feels right for you.

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  8. Kitty in the forest11:15 pm

    The cottage looks lovely. So wish you could stay. You really seem to belong there, like a snail in its shell.

    (Also wish your estate agent knew the difference between borders, and boarders!)

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    1. I noticed that, these errors drive me mad ... and 'masimum' haha.

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  9. I love your sitting room John.I've a similar woodburner,with a squirrel on the side x

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  10. I find this all so sad.

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    1. there may be a nicer twist

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    2. Am hoping for a nicer twist x

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    3. Fingers crossed for the nicer twist then ☺

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    4. Oh fingers crossed for a nicer twist my lovely. Looks lovely by the way. xx

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    5. Kitty in the forest8:07 pm

      Definitely fingers crossed.
      Though it isn't helping my knitting. But then what idiot knits during a heatwave.

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  11. Anonymous11:25 pm

    I've gone to bed with a box tissues..

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  12. Only wish the best for you John whatever the outcome. Your cottage is charming..your garden a delight, your a homemaker extrodinaire Ellexx

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  13. Fingers crossed so hard for you to be able to stay that they've gone quite numb. But worth it!

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    1. i may be able to stay with the dogs x

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  14. Sending positive vibes to you.

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  15. Beautiful John. Whatever the outcome, I wish you happiness and much peace. X

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  16. Your home and gardens are charming, John. Sigh.

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  17. 15 years ago we put our house on the market. Prayed to the patron saint for it to sell. It didn't - I'd say the patron saint knew what was best. Hoping what is best happens for you too.

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  18. Wide-angle camera lenses really capture a room so nicely. And you've done your bit by making it so photogenic. You have an eye for decorating.

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  19. A lovely home. Best wishes for whatever the future holds for you x

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  20. John, I've just caught up with what's going on. Sending love to you, friend. May not feel like it now, but all will be well again. The cottage looks amazing.

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  21. Lovely cottage! This appeals to the nosey Parker in me. I am confused, however. I don't see a bedroom picture - maybe you took it down? Whatever happens with your home, I hope it is the right decision for you. -Jenn

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    1. There is one in the actual listing if you click on the link...

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    2. Ahhh, thanks. That makes more sense.

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  22. It's looking lovely! Have you told the dogs that they have to help keep it that way for a bit?

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  23. It looks fantastic. You've taken such good care of it through the years.

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  24. Fabulous and Albert looks perfect in the window. Now will you need to provide a cat for the window ?
    I wish you all the happiness and much good wishes.

    cheers, parsnip

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  25. Gee, it looks beautiful. I hope things go what ever way, you wish them too. All the best John.

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  26. The rooms look very clean, comfortable, and lovely. I especially like the ceiling. I hope you stay, John, you and the dogs and Albert belong there.

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  27. a lovely cottage and a community that loves you. seems sad to leave it.

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  28. Lovely, John. I clicked on your Estate Agent & am wondering why he didn't mention the historical background of the cottage.

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  29. It appears to be spotless! Great job getting it in selling shape :)

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  30. You have made a beautiful home, John, and I hope you stay.

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  31. It all looks so inviting John, I hope you stay... I feel you belong there.

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  32. Anonymous3:16 am

    I'm not sure how divorce works in Wales, but in the US, you would be entitled to alimony. I know it sounds harsh, and I realize I am out of line, I apologize for that. But Chris needs to and should pony up so you are able to maintain the life that you've become accustomed to, especially since it appears that he's the one that left. You were a good and devoted husband. Get a good attorney and get what you deserve, and that may even include the place you have been calling home! Didn't you see First Wives Club?!

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    1. I loved the line in the First Wives' Club where Morty gets an earring and a pony tail. Bette goes "Morty, Morty, what are you a pirate? What's next, a parrot?"

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  33. A house is made a real home when the familiarity of what is there eventually makes it so. They say familiarity breeds contempt but I say that familiarity at times like this brings content, the calm of the permanent that cost a pretty emotional penny to build, but still there where everything else seems to be out of the familiar, of place and even of the time needed to create new memories, and what truly re-arranges the memories that eventually become soft, and not as painful as a very small new shoe.

    Your home if full of familiarity and maybe you can count on that to help the shoe less painful? and when the familiarity has done its job maybe then you can leave it to someone else to take. If you can stay there for a while, do so. Too many things in your life chapter today need familiarity to heal.
















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  34. What a lovely home you have created. Someone will treasure it, or perhaps you can decide to stay. Whatever is best for you is what I wish for you.

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  35. It looks warm and welcoming.

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  36. It certainly looks good. Does the rush start this weekend?

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  37. Love your cottage . . .
    Warm, charming, comfy, stylish . . .
    Kitchen looks wonderful . .
    Do you enjoy cooking up something in that new kitchen!?
    Many changes happening in your life . . .
    Caring about/for you . . .

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  38. I hope there will be a nice twist as you said above.

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  39. Well I'm hoping for the nice twist as well, you deserve that lovely small cottage in Wales.

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  40. Trés chic!

    What a stunning home you've got! Absolutely resplendent and charming!

    Whatever happens, wherever you end up, you've got the magic touch to create beauty and glamour. Your place says 'Welcome' and radiates serenity and comfort and style!

    Congratulations on all involved. Kudos to supermodel Albert!

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  41. Do you clean up as well as the cottage?

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  42. A beautiful home. I wish you all the very best. Do you really have to sell and leave behind a community who obviously love and respect you? If you have to move I hope you find somewhere equally as lovely. X

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  43. Pitch a tent in the garden.. make it a bit posh and invite couples to come glamping... Cook breakfast and let them use the bathroom and most campers are happy bunnies.

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    1. Just a thought... if your budget/space allow then stick a decent size shed in the garden and call it a log cabin... ditto glamping. x

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  44. It all looks lovely.
    I hope whatever happens will work out well for you.

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  45. Looking forward to hearing the nice twist. Good luck, whatever way the cookie crumbles!! The cottage looks lovely . xx

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  46. I so hope you can stay, really I do.

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  47. You've got it looking lovely ...see you both scrub up well, you and your lovely home. No wonder you were at odds with Winnie et al yesterday.

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  48. A charming bijoux residence in the up-and-coming Trelawnyd area! Must be seen!

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  49. It is a delightful cottage and pretty garden.
    Whatever your hopes and desires are - may they be happily fulfilled.

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  50. It would be great if you could stay, but I'm sure you will make a lovely home wherever you go.

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  51. Wide-angled lenses are a vital part of the average estate agent's armoury.

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    1. I just went over to the estate agent's blurb. They have made a spelling mistake in "The cottage style front garden is bounded by stone walling and is laid to lawn with boarders enjoying a variety of plants..." Unless of course you have been putting up boarders in the second bedroom. Are they asylum seekers?

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  52. You really have made a house into a home. x

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  53. Your home is beautiful John. Best wishes for whatever journey life now takes you on. Heather

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  54. It has been said to wait one year before you make any permanent decisions....I support you at every step.

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  55. Fingers crossed for a nice twist, your home looks lovely. Wishing you happiness wherever you are.

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  56. I can't bear to think of you anywhere but in your beautiful cottage with animals and surrounded by your friends.
    I do hope the 'nice twist' means you can somehow stay.

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  57. I see you staying here with the animals, no bright city lights and noisy traffic quite yet. If I could afford a 'holiday home' I'd buy the lovely cottage and you could remain as caretaker John, rent free!!! Hope all works out for the best whatever you decide - I have a feeling there will be a lot of people interested as you do have a desirable property.


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  58. Looking forward as well to finding out what the "nice twist" will be. Hope you don't go (unless of course you really want to). An absolutely beautifully presented homely cottage and your gardens are a delight.

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  59. Anonymous2:29 pm

    Is that a knitting basket I see in the right hand corner of the lounge?

    I hope with all my heart that you can stay there if that's what your heart desires. All the best to you, John. xoxox

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  60. Anonymous3:43 pm

    Long time reader but first time commenter
    The cottage is glorious
    It might be worth mentioning pension rights as this may be enough to persuade your ex husband to sign the house over to you
    Siobhan

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  61. It looks very charming. Keep Winnie off the sofa (no wet farts)
    I hope your nice twist works out.

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  62. I'm hanging on to that 'nie twist' remark as I can't imagine the cottage without you and the animals and I can't imagine you living anywhere else. Please, please, please may you keep the roof over your head and keep the security and love of Trelawnyd around you.
    Rosemary xxxx

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    1. Aaaarrrgghhh!!! 'NICE twist'.

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  63. It's so lovely. It looks like a piece of paradise to me. Plus, you are close to the ocean! I get an ache in my heart just thinking about you leaving your lovely home and Trelawnyd. Do a lot of soul searching as to what you really want. Once its gone...it's gone.

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  64. The place looks very nice. I noticed from the plan that finding the loo in the middle of the night is an adventure. Do you really have to go from one bedroom, through the other, down the stairs, through the kitchen, through the porch and you're there? Many wouldn't make it, especially since you'd be sure to wake up the whole household on the way!

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  65. Looks resplendent but for you, obviously full of memories. You can put your stamp on a new place and make new memories.xx

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  66. What an absolutely charming home! I love what you have done with it all. Best of luck wherever the chips fall.

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  67. It’s even nicer than I’ve imagined all the years of following you.I do hope whatever happens that you will be ok x

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  68. Your home is lovely John. So much character. Actually it's EXACTLY what I want to move into at some point as my place is too big for me now it's just me on my lonesome. Shame it's not in France!

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