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Old Aug 16 2013, 05:10 PM   #41
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I've never seen the kitchen, let alone the kitchen table look as tidy and uncluttered as it does in those marketing photos

Now all that remains is to win the lottery...
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Old Aug 16 2013, 06:58 PM   #42
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Is it THE table?
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Old Aug 16 2013, 07:43 PM   #43
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It would indeed, and someone who would treat the place right.

Know if we had been the buyer that there would be changes so that it would suit our own lifestyles. Fabric of the place would be maintained though and any changes would be as sympathetic as possible. I'm not a great believer in changing something for the sake of change, so generally changes would be a few decor choices most likely as some of the interior colours aren't maybe quite to my tastes. It already looks like the place is pretty well set up generally though so I wouldn't see any reason to change much. No point with messing with something that ain't broke.

Fan or not though, it's a house that someone (and their family most likely) will be living in, so changes should be expected to some extent so that it can be made to feel like their own house. There would definitely be a tribute to Anne somewhere there though if it were up to me.

We wouldn't have been able ourselves to make full use of the stables there, but would have made sure that those who could and would want to use them would be able to.

It's just such a gorgeous place that I really do hope that whoever ends up there treats it sympathetically. Seems all too common for houses in locations like this to be snapped up then essentially rebuilt because some multi-millionaire just likes the view.
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Old Aug 16 2013, 09:26 PM   #44
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If only I had the money. There still the chance I could will the lottery. If I actually bought any tickets.
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Old Aug 16 2013, 10:43 PM   #45
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It will, as soon as I win the Powerball lottery. We need a getaway house when we travel abroad.
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Old Aug 17 2013, 03:13 AM   #46
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Yes lily, it is THE table.

And Anneli hits the nail on the head. Looking at it this way, it is recognisable but it is not Anne's house anymore, if you get my drift. Both Anneli, I and Cheryl indeed have fond memories of sitting at that table, slurping wine with Annie

I distinctly remember Anneli disappearing at an evening, off with someone to go to the stables, leavind Cheryl and me with Anne. We already conquered a few bottles (not Cheryl, who doesn't drink) and son Alec had said: Don't let Anne drink more wine! The minute he was out of sight Annie got up, hobbled to the special wine fridge and got us another bottle. Was I going to say to THE Anne McCaffrey "Anne, you should not"? Think again Alec! LOL and the worst part was, maybe because of what Anne had already imbibed she got us a bottle of cider instead of wine We drank it anyway it was a very mellow evening ;-)

And that was just one special memory of the kitchen table of that great lady. I miss her still. Very much.
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We have a special memory of taking Anne out to dinner. We were given firm instructions not to let Anne have any alcohol. The first thing Anne did at the restaurant was order a gin and tonic and launch into a fascinating conversation. She seemed to have a great time, and so did we.

The house looks rather soul-less now it has been emptied of all the special pictures and memorabilia.
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Old Aug 20 2013, 05:27 PM   #48
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Old Aug 21 2013, 06:12 PM   #49
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Bugger.

So much for my Lotto win plans.

Still, I hope it went to someone who appreciates the place and it's history.
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Yeah. Guess that's too much to hope for though.
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