Grateful Sunday

Real Estate Agent with Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 PA License - AB067198

It is easy to be grateful if you have a grateful heart. I generally wake up happy and grateful. A friend once said to me he was grateful to be above ground another day every day.

This week I reconnected with a friend, who I have not seen for several years. I realized his business, he is a mortgage lender was right where we now live. So, I had reached out and we arranged to meet up at a coffee shop in Oxford I did not know about yet. So, I am grateful for discovering this really cool coffee shop Wholly Grounds, as it looks a great pace to get out of the house and sit somewhere comfortable with a snack and a coffee. 

Wholly Grounds Coffeeshop comfy chairs

You can see they have a whole section of comfy chairs to enjoy and if you look closely there is a piano and guitar back there. My friend mentioned they sometimes have musicians playing, so I followed them on Instagram so I get the notifications.

The coffee was excellent, good flavour, and hot. I did not try any snacks as I had already eaten. But, my friend said their food was also good. One of the staff was getting married this weekend, so it felt like there was a connection as my wedding is just 14 days away.

I will definitely be back to explore Oxford a little more, there seemed to be lots of nice shops and it had a small town vibe. I am grateful for discovering somewhere new and having it so close to enjoy as well.

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Nick Vandekar
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Comments (16)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nick, sounds like a wonderful place to get together with an old friend and enjoy the java!

Nov 06, 2022 08:52 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Joan Cox what was funny is how small our world is, a new neighbor we had chatted with the night before was my friend's son's French teacher and he was raving about her when I realized it was the same person we had chatted with the night before.

Nov 06, 2022 08:56 AM
Joan Cox

It is amazing how small our world really is!    My french teacher was the principal of my daughter's high school.

Nov 06, 2022 09:09 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Nick,
I enjoy the atmosphere in the independent (not chain) coffee shops. Always fun to discover a new one.

Nov 06, 2022 09:18 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Carol Williams we have a Starbucks very close to our house, but I will drive the short distance to go here and enjoy the break.

Nov 06, 2022 09:28 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I look forward to reading about more of your discoveries in the area.

Have an outstanding week.

Nov 06, 2022 10:56 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

enjoyed your blog.  Have a fantastic Sunday.  Rest up, it all starts over tomorrow.  bill

Nov 06, 2022 11:24 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Nick,

What an absolute find! Looks like a great coffee shop with a wonderful atmosphere. I love out of the way places like this with charm and character. The count down begins..only 14 days and it's your wedding day! How exciting!

Nov 06, 2022 12:52 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
LoKation Real Estate - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 It's always nice reconnecting with an old friend and a great coffee shop on top of that is good.  Sounds like a win-win.

Nov 06, 2022 01:17 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Nick - the world of independent coffee retailing continues to provide us with a wealth of interesting and intriguing business names. It's nice to find places in our area we have yet discovered.   

Nov 06, 2022 02:39 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 you were doubled blessed.  You found a great new coffee shop, and reconnected with an old friend.  That is a very good day in my book.

Nov 06, 2022 04:52 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - now that's the kind of coffee shop I can appreciate. First of all, I have to tell you, we have a little shop that serves merchandise (mostly gifts) and they offer free coffee for customers browsing the store (no chairs) called Holy Grounds! When I saw "Wholly Grounds," on the wall in your picture, I smiled.

This coffee shop you went to has everything I would enjoy, especially the piano and guitar. We had a similar quaint, small, family owned book store with nice tables for a group of people, individual sized ones too, and comfy chairs, (no piano or guitar) and the best coffee ever! Unfortunately I don't think it survived three years. My advice, is get the word out and frequent it as often as possible. Shops like the one you blogged about need all the publicity they can get to stay competitive and stay in business. 

I'm glad you had that meeting with the mortgage guy. With your wedding coming up soon, I wish you lots of good luck and happiness. 

Nov 07, 2022 03:12 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I can tell that you have a lot of gratitude from each and every one of your posts!

Nov 07, 2022 03:53 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Nick... love the name of this coffee house. And it looks like one I'd be a regular at if I lived in the Oxford area.

Nov 07, 2022 04:32 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

It's great to try a new place and find out it's a keeper!

Nov 07, 2022 05:10 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Roy Kelley there is something around every corner to discover and enjoy.

Bill Salvatore - East Valley thanks for stopping by, rested and energized, just like the bunny.

Dorie Dillard Austin TX so true, we at last got our wedding bands yesterday, so celebrating that step along the road. Meet at the hotel tonight with our wedding planner.

Elyse Berman, PA I totally agree, all good and another week.

Michael Jacobs I love independent coffee shops, i don't think I have even gone into our local starbucks.


Nov 07, 2022 07:38 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

George Souto so true, I am very lucky, our conversation flowed as if we had only seen each other last week.

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP when I told Annie about it, she thought I was saying Holy Grounds, which is I am sure their intention. Fun place, looking forward to my next visit.

Brian England life is rich, and well worth celebrating with gratitude. 

Nina Hollander, Broker it will be a regular hang out place.

Kat Palmiotti I could see this sort of place out your way. It feels so comfortable.

Nov 07, 2022 07:42 AM