Cooking on Gas!

Finally, we are cooking on gas! Well it’s bottled butane gas as it’s the countryside, but it works. I can’t tell you how good it feels to be back in the kitchen. In fact, the last few days before the electric was connected were probably the worst as it looked so good but nothing worked! […]

That Sinking Feeling

Last week I definitely had that sinking feeling but not for the reasons that you’re thinking. In fact the sink, yes the one that you have to drive for nearly two hours to order and then collect yourself in two weeks or pay 279 Euros for delivery, actually went in like a dream. Well, of […]

The Kitchen Evolution

Why is it a kitchen evolution? It is a kitchen evolution as it has been 5 weeks since the old kitchen was ripped out. For most people that would be a long time, I suppose. I had an email from someone in the UK and they asked if I was luxuriating in my new kitchen yet. […]

The Fun Begins with Rodent Rage….

Rodent rage? What does that have to do with the new kitchen? I figure that you are either bored by my kitchen posts, or like me, you love a good disaster story! Well, rodent…. the name itself evokes something nasty, dirty and disease  ridden. Something the Pied Piper had to deal with or, more likely, […]

A Night on the Tiles or a Nightmare?

A night on the tiles? Well there certainly hasn’t been any dancing. It’s been over a week of every day working on the floor on our hands and knees, sneezing, aching and more than a few tantrums. In this picture Little Gray is doing his best to blend in with the tiles and  present a […]

One Step Forwards, Ten Steps Back

Last week has been very much one step forwards and ten steps back with no time to blog. On Monday we were definitely a step forwards; the new microwave and dishwasher arrived as arranged and we finalised plans for the kitchen. Tuesday was another step forwards; we checked and double checked all the details and decided […]

New Kitchen – The Delivery Saga

It’s been a little fraught…again. We received an email to say that the extractor fan was due for delivery, so we got slightly excited. No delivery came so we went to Nantes for more kitchen research and left my son at home with instructions to investigate if the dogs detected any deliveries, (they can tell […]

New Kitchen? Computer Says ‘Non’…..

A new kitchen? How exciting! Well, as it happens, I’m not getting too excited yet, it’s not exactly taking shape, hence the picture of my beautiful Dexter! I’ve worked it out and the only time I have had a new kitchen, that I have also chosen, was in our first house. I was nineteen and […]