Thursday, October 4, 2007

Chocolate Box Cottage

In England they call picturesque thatched cottages like this "Chocolate Box Cottages". I assume there was a brand of chocolates that used cottages like this on their box tops and the term just became part of the lexicon. I've never seen one, but wouldn't it be great to find one of those old boxes?
On our last trip to England, we were zipping down a lane, when this house suddenly appeared before us. I yelled, "STOP!" and got out to take a photo. Walking back a ways to compose the shot I looked over a little bridge railing and saw swans down in the stream. Not only a fabulous Chocolate Box Cottage, but swans too. I tell you, England is simply magical.

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