My close, personal 585 friends on Facebook know that every weekday, I post some photos of owls, some photos of parrots, some jokes, and cute photos of each, Valais blacknose sheep, Highland cattle, and pygmy goats. Don’t ask why, it’s very silly.
While searching for the Highland “coo” I often find such tempting photos of beautiful cottages and serene landscapes. Only the knowledge of what the winters are like there keeps me from packing up and moving.
http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-most-expensive-homes-in-the-world.php JF Sargent has a yummy accent and a great sense of satire. This fun list of homes showcases people who have more money they they know what to do with, and not one of them makes my top ten list of where I’d like to live.
Fallingwater, on the other hand, is very near the top. http://www.digsdigs.com/fallingwater-one-of-the-most-famous-houses-in-the-world-built-over-a-waterfall/ As long as I don’t have to clean the windows. OR the stream.
Beauty certainly is in the eye of the beholder, the houses on this list do very little for me. I wouldn’t mind too much to have a castle, but I want it in a Forrest. Is that too much to ask? http://www.homebeautyideas.com/top-ten-most-beautiful-houses-in-the-world-ever/
Maybe somewhere more isolated would spark my interest. Oh, the Hall in Wales! http://www.nature-pictures.info/the-33-most-beautiful-abandoned-places-in-the-world/ Did I mention I don’t like to clean windows? So that’s perfect, it has none.
Five country homes in Scotland: http://www.countrylife.co.uk/property/article/530438/5-of-the-best-Scottish-houses-for-sale.html
Five Lake resorts to visit in Europe: http://www.eurotravelogue.com/2014/01/top-5-lake-destinations-in-europe.html
Now it I could just make up my mind between the former rectory in Devon and the cottage in Cornwall where Noel Coward stayed: http://www.eurotravelogue.com/2014/01/top-5-lake-destinations-in-europe.html
Hope that inspired some story ideas for you! See you on Sunday.