So, at long last I have actually unpacked, tidied up, and have some pictures to show you all of our lovely little place! We are oh-so-happy with it (a few minor niggles aside – for example the internet keeps on dipping out, so apologies if this doesn’t get published on time!) and have already had a fair few visitors, with more on the way (Yay!). I’ve just gone round and taken some pictures of my favourite parts of each room – I hope you enjoy the tour!
Room 1: The kitchen / dining room
These two rooms are seperated by a big open hatchway, which is great. It means when I’m cooking or fixing drinks I can still chat to Matthew, or guests.
This is the view into the kitchen. It’s the perfect sized kitchen for me – enough space for chopping / baking / sorting, and loads of storage space. It’s also quite Hobbity, with all the shelves and cupboards at a suitable level for a Claire. This is amazing, mainly as at the last place everything was built for a tall person! There’s only so many times a girl can say, “Matthew, could you get the pasta / cereal / baking tray down for me, please?” without feeling like a royal pain!
In MTV ‘Cribs’ fashion, I had to do a refrigerator shot! Pretty standard, if a little busy because we are picnicking tomorrow!
My beautiful dining table, with our new crockery, cutlery and napkins. I’ve been daydreaming about a proper dinner service and saving up for it for ages – it’s a delight to be able to entertain properly. We *love* having a table to sit down at – even if it’s just soup and bread, we’re usually here (albeit without the napkins and all the silverware!).
The view from our kitchen window. Washing the dishes is way more fun when you have lovely green trees to look at (a glass of wine often helps, too!).
The left hand side of the kitchen is lots of little shelves and drawers and cupboards. having everything out makes it quite cheerful and homey!
We have at least one badger in every room (as well as various ducks and penguins). It may be quirky, but it always makes me smile.
So that’s the kitchen/dining room. Sitting room, bathroom, master bedroom and Claire lair to follow….