Some of you have kindly asked to see some pics of our new abode – am starting with the kitchen, because I am a little bit in love with it, and because it is one room that doesn’t still have unpacked boxes in it!
I love how light this room is, and I adore the colour they have painted the cabinets – my one bug bear is if it was mine I would have popped a wall cupboard up as storage is a little on the low side!
We are really enjoying having a dining area in the kitchen – our flat had the dining table in the lounge and we had got into bad habits – things charging all over it, the telly on while everyone ate, laptops open at meal times – all of this has been banished (hopefully for good) as we now sit down in a separate room to all the electronics to eat! I am also delighted to have a big dresser to show off my Grandparents tea/coffee sets, as well as our own bits and bobs of ephemera.
And I love that the room has doors straight out into the garden – Syd’s wellies are a permanent feature by the back door, so he can pop them on and head outside whenever he fancies.
I love the view from the sink and have even been washing up more often – let’s hope that is a habit I keep up when the new house novelty wears thin!
The kitchen is getting some good use by the teenager too – something about it has set her off on a baking mission and we have had batches of fresh cakes and cookies regularly in the past fortnight – no good for my diet but very tasty! Sometimes she even lets her little brother help! Just look at these Oreo Cupcakes she whipped up yesterday – yum! – you can find the recipe on her blog here.
So yeah, um, this is a bit of a smug ‘look at my beautiful house’ kind of a post isn’t it… sorry about that – I promise that the bin is already overflowing and while writing this I had to stop three times to referee fights between the boys – life is never as perfect as the pictures – but at the moment it is pretty damn close!
Love Miss Cisco XXX