Saturday, 1 February 2020

Sneak Peak 2...The Kitchen

Firstly, a big welcome to my new follower, Catherine.  I do hope you enjoy the house tour!

As you enter the front door:  kitchen to the left, cloakroom and stairs to the right....

The downstairs loo is a real boon when you have visitors.  The sink is tiny but quite deep and there is a fixed widow which you can just about see in the top right hand corner of the photo.  I didn't photograph the loo because one is much like another

Turn left into the tiny kitchen.  This is the one room that I have really struggled to organise and it's still work in progress really.....

The biggest cupboard houses the boiler and there is just one small cupboard next to it....

Then comes the cooker.  We paid extra to have the ceramic hob fitted because they are much easier to clean.  There is an extractor hood above it and one small cupboard to the right....

In the corner there's a bit of wasted space where the fitters have just placed a filler to hide the shaped corner.  This little cupboard next to it was a bit awkward too, with the door seeming to open the wrong way and only opening 90 degrees which meant that I had to hike myself into a sitting position on the worktop to put anything in or to get it out again.....

We resolved this by replacing the hinges with fold-flat ones, costing the princely sum of £2 in the B & Q sale! so that now the cupboard is much easier for me to reach....

I have a base cupboard which currently houses my crockery, saucepans and slow cooker and 3 drawers for cutlery (top drawer), tea towels, cling film, foil, plastic storage boxes etc  On the day we moved in I kind of stuffed things into the drawers for want of a better place to put them so I really hope to re-organise in a more useful fashion at some stage....

The family are visiting this afternoon so I managed to snaffle some cut price brownies this morning to save me having to bake before they come :)  

Tea will be crispy oven baked potatoes (microwaved first for about 7 minutes per 3 potatoes) then popped into a hot oven for 30 minutes.  They will be served with cheese and lots of healthy salad.  I have been resisting cheese all week so will allow myself a small portion with my potato but definitely no butter!

I hope you enjoyed the brief house tour, I'll post photos of the upstairs next time.

Thanks for popping in and stay safe wherever in the world you happen to be  x

PS has anyone noticed how Blogger changes fonts at will??


  1. A place for everything and everything in its place. Do you have a sitting/dining room? Oh, of course you do, I’ve scrolled back in your posts. I like the way that moving makes you reassess belongings and just keeping what you love and what you need. I hope you are enjoying the family visit

  2. Glad to see you’re settling in nicely x

  3. It all looks so neat and fresh. It's making me want to have a good clear out!!

  4. It looks wonderful, glad you are settling in so well.

  5. Your kitchen looks neat and well organized. You are making great use of the space you have.

    God bless.


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