Where the heart is,

reclusive and pine clad like a seventies joke,

rugged and festooned with period features according to the blurb.

An inglenook with inside stonework to renovate.

A fixer-upper – a dream for a young couple like you.

A timewarp that once held get-togethers and laughter –

around the fondue with cocktail sticks.

Velour seating and deep pile carpets

recalling Martinis shaken and stirred

The very height of sophistication it was

but now with her passing its charms are quite lost.