Dear Diary, Our shores along the Ns, and NB border of the Northumberland Straight are lined with old family cottages. Often when you visit them you will find old rugs littering the floors with their frayed edges. Recently I visited a friend’s cottage and the previous owner had left all her belongings in the cottage when she sold it. Cottages around here are often sold furnished. The previous owner had hooked many small mats, so I took a few pictures to show you here.