Sunday, 17 October 2010

Do we, don't we, do we???

All thoughts of posting a blog this week have been put off due to big decisions being made, followed by the chaos that followed. Anyone who knows us will tell you our home is constantly being changed. To the point where my sister, who visits once a year or so, will step in the front door and ask "where do I go?"
I had intended to post some of my recent creative work, but instead I will show some photos of the current work in progress and once the dust has settled I'll get back on track. So, what have we been up to?

I'd like to say this is the finished result. But instead it was part of my kitchen before the work began. After a major rebuild 6 years ago we have never felt happy with the layout and have rearranged the furniture time and time again. So we finally decided to stop being indecisive and to do something about it. It may work, it may not, but we know from the past that we can change it if in the end we don't like what we do! And so the units were removed and down came the wall:

Since the cupboards are not yet reinstalled their contents are all over the floor, in boxes, on the table, and where ever else they can fit. There is a constant "have you seen the flour, vingegar, spices?" It's not been made any easier by a glut of vegetables that I picked from the allotment yesterday, and needed to pickle and prepare for storage. But we've had lots of experience over the years and take all this in our stride. I just hope when it is finished that we will be more comfortable with the new layout of the area that we mainly live in. I'll post more photos as work progresses. Meanwhile, I need to climb over the ladder and tools and prepare the potatoes I dug up yesterday. I've managed to pickle some of the 15 cucumbers, and chopped a red cabbage. That is now being salted, ready for pickling tomorrow. It's a nice thought that when we open the jars at Christmas, the building work might be finished and we'll be cosy around the log burner. But then again, those who know us might just laugh at my optomism!


  1. A kitchen is a hard thing to renovate. I think it's because we spend so much time in there, and it's kind of the center of everything, at least in our house. Hang in there!!

  2. Wow! When you mentioned knocking a wall down you REALLY meant it!! :0)
    It looks like a lovely bright space that you have now...are you thinking it was the right decision?!....looks like it from here anyhoos!
    Thanks for your lovely comment today! Its nice to know there are others out there in the midst of saws, nails and wood! While our stairs are finally "up" there is still LOTS to finish!! However I am still doing my happy dance! Oooh yeah!! :)

  3. Ye GODS!oh the thought of all that DUST that penetrates every nook and cranny and even finds its way into your BED...! Brings back bad memories! look forward to seeing the end result. m x


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