Saturday, July 2, 2016

Seaside cottage

All of a sudden, our daily routine changed from driving to a different nature site each day to heading to the same place all the time: we found a modest little summer cottage to rent by the sea.

We got the keys 11 days ago, ie a few days before Midsummer, and managed to take all the essentials there for a stay through the holiday. From then on, we’ve continued carrying all kinds of things to the cottage as it was practically unfurnished.




Hubby is horrified about the amount of goods we are hauling to the place whereas I am happy to find some use for some of the stuff I couldn’t dispose of when we sold the house but stored exactly for this kind of a purpose. A friend of mine commented we probably rented the cottage because I was longing for a new decorating project. By the look of it she wasn’t entirely mistaken.



I saved the best point of this story last. The cottage is located only 12km from our home! This is such a ridiculously short distance we can come and go as we please, just pop in or stay until we need to do some grocery shopping or if there is something interesting happening in town. Such as the current UEFA European Championship on TV (we are planning to keep the cottage TV free). Neither of us is a sports enthusiast but we could never ignore a major international football event.


Earlier this week, there were a few days off in the Euro 2016 matches. We overnighted at the cottage and my daughter paid her first visit to the place with her two Maine Coons. She is such an efficient outdoor person I cannot wait for her next stay. While I am concentrating on cleaning and arranging the interior, the grounds will be presentable in no time as soon as she is parking her cats on the site.



14 comments:

  1. Ihanalta näyttävät mökkimaisemanne ja mikä parasta, lyhyt matka kotoa.

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    1. Entisenä turkulaisena tunnistit varmaankin tuon Loistokari-näkymämme eli Hirvensalossa ollaan.

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    1. And we are keeping the place at least through the whole season.

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  3. Sounds and looks just idyllic

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    1. We can't get enough of the view to the islet with the cottage that used to be the light keeper's home. I'm planning to post on that one of these days.

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  4. I am so envious. Looks so beautiful. Fabulous swan photos. I look forward to your next posts. B x

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    1. The lovely swans swam to feed very close to the waterfront so we could watch them through the window. More posts will follow I'm sure.

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  5. Oh, how exciting! I love the setting and beautiful views! A lovely place to get away :) K x

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    1. We just stayed there for two nights only and coming to town felt like we had been away for ages.

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  6. What a wonderful place to spend the summer!

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    1. Indeed! I didn't know how much I've missed having the meals outdoors.

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  7. What a wonderful location and amazing views. That sounds like a interesting project to take on. It is good to that it is so close to home and you still had items you could use in your holiday home. Sarah x

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    1. We were rather lucky to find such a place. And the rent isn't even expensive because the cottage is so modest. People tend to require luxury even from their holiday home these days.

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