Show Us Your Life: Show Us Your Kitchens

The lovely Kelly is doing another season of house tours over on her blog, and I couldn’t resist joining in!  Now we have a bigger house there will be plenty to share, and as we’ve still only been in about 6 weeks, it’s nice to have a few snaps from the progress so far!  Plus, this means my mummy will get a picture of how the house is getting on!

Our kitchen is a decent sized room at the back of the house, and it’s one of the rooms that’s the most organised overall.  We still have a few things to do (decorate the walls, buy a microwave, build a cabinet in the dining room for glasswares, make space for some kitty bowls), but on the whole it’s going quite well.  Our kitchen looks out on our back garden, and is about three times bigger than the kitchen at our old flat, so I’m enjoying it!

The view as you enter our kitchen from the dining room.

 Love me some kitchen gadgetry!  Our soup maker and slow cooker both get a lot of use in the winter!  As I work full time and try to make time for blogging, volunteering and socialising, it’s really nice to be able to make wholesome, tasty food, without getting stuck in the kitchen for hours (which I enjoy, but don’t always have time for!).

 A badger in every room!  Love all our little badger details in this house.

 Lots of kitchen cupboards – it’s now quite tricky deciding what will live where!

 Wine, radio, funky glassware.  That’s how we roll :-).

 I get quite a few mugs as gifts, and it’s lovely having space for them all now.

 I love how our oven always looks like it’s smiling!  Love the gas hob/electric oven combo, and now we’ve been in for a while the oven and I have reached an entete cordiale – I know what temperatures it actually produces and fewer dishes are getting burned!

 Love me a cookbook!  There are some awesome Pioneer Woman recipes I’m trying soon, as well as some cupcakes from the Hummingbird book!

 Close up of one of our badger glasses – a Christmas gift from the lovely Shona!

 Now, I realise this makes me sound very, very grown up, but I adore our washing machine.  It’s quick, it’s good, and it sings you a little song with its beeps whenever you switch it on or it finishes a cycle.  Brilliant!

 I bought a lot of clocks for this house!

 Our fridge-freezer – almost double the size of our last one.  Great to have somewhere to freeze down soups and stews and fruit!  Now Matthew’s even talking about a chest freezer too!


Laura and I bought one of these little birds each in a quirky antique shop up in Lothian.  Now he hangs on the window over our sink, and each time I look at him I think of my dear friend.  Love adding cosy touches to rooms.

Very much looking forward to reading everyone else’s posts!  Love picking up kitchen ideas.


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  1. Riot Kitty
    8th June 2012 / 11:25 am

    I absolutely love the badger!

  2. Amy
    8th June 2012 / 5:13 pm

    I love seeing the kitchens in different countries that are someone else's 'normal'. Cute place! Amy

  3. Healthy Branscoms
    9th June 2012 / 1:04 am

    Love the badger! 🙂

  4. Natasha
    9th June 2012 / 1:48 am

    I totally love your smiling oven too 🙂

  5. Claire
    9th June 2012 / 12:41 pm

    Badgers and smiling ovens make me a very happy Claire.

  6. Vic at Blossom and Snowflakes
    9th June 2012 / 5:50 pm

    Hi there, just started following you from Kelly's blog. I understand your delight in a bigger kitchen. We used to have a teeny tiny studio flat and you could just about get two people in the kitchen! Now we have a more normal sized one:) Love the badger by the way.

  7. Theresa
    9th June 2012 / 8:56 pm

    I love your tile and cabinet choice! I also love how functional your kitchen is!

  8. Miss Ash
    10th June 2012 / 1:59 am

    Yay photos!!! I quite like the one of the wine 🙂

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