Tuesday, 12 June 2007


The thing I will take most away from this cottage is the cellar.

When I was a child, my grandparents lived in a big, old Victorian house, complete with stables and servants quarters. Of course, its cellars were enormous and a great place in which to have adventures.

In the 1990's, "progress" demanded that this beautiful old house be knocked down to make was for a modern apartment building.

But as I descend the cellar steps in this cottage, the smell I pick up along the way transports me those thiry years back to days gone by.

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