It’s been a very busy few days here. Extra people in the flat like carpenters and plumbers…
But now we have a kitchen worktop…
There’s no cooking being done yet in the new kitchen, but no one’s going hungry!
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Wow what a project! Good luck and glad to see you aren’t starving. Enjoy some fantastic carry away for me.
Oh we will!
I’m on my way with a few meals for the freezer.
Ooh, it is all very exciting – can’t believe we are so close to the big reveal.
🙂 Mandy xo
That would be nice! Actually, we haven’t moved in yet, so although I’m not cooking gourmet meals (tto tired) we are cooking and eating 🙂
You must be glad when it’s all done! Good luck – and dont forget to show us the “new” kitchen.
Ah thank you…will be very excited to show you the new kitchen when it’s done 🙂
You’ll have some nice counter space for making pasta, Tanya. Good thinking! 🙂
For now though, I bet you guys are more than thrilled to have the work surface. Everything’s really coming along. Well done!
Yes, plenty of space for those long sheets of pasta and to clamp on the machine!
Che bella cucina nuova! Io sono emozionata per te!
Don’t forget to show us the finished kitchen!
Grazie, grazie! Looking forward to showing you the finished kitchen soon 🙂
…and it looks like a nice work surface too 🙂
Oak 🙂 Needs a bit of love first though before I can be let loose on it…
I love the worktop. That is exactly what I want in my kitchen 🙂
It’s a solid oak worktop (which is why we had the carpenter round to cut all the appropriate holes with special tools). I need to give it a few more coats of special oil, but it will soon be ready to go. I had a worktop years ago and although some people say they are hard work, I didn’t find it so. Just a little reoiling every so often and don’t leave it dripping wet and it’s great 🙂
Looking good chick – let me know when the wine fridge is in!! xx
Hee hee – you know at least where it’s going to be!
It’s so much fun to see this coming along, Tanya! Now, is this one strictly for you and Big Man to divide your time between Spain and England, or will it be rented?
This one is strictly for us and any friends and family that want to spend a few days on the coast!
Absolutely LOVE the counter tops!
Thank you – I seem to have made a good choice 🙂
I love the counter top too – our current one is stone and I really miss the wonder old hard wooden table mum used when I was a kid. There’s something special about wood and I agree with you, its not hard work to maintain either.
Stone is good too – we have a granite one in Spain and wanted this house to be very different!
Laughed at your pups eating SO amicably side by side! Well, in our house Charlie, the Pembroke corgi, started with Toby, the black’white dachshund’s bowl first finishing all in about two gulps, whilst fastidious Toby just looked at us in despair! Well, Charlie ate on the verandah with door closed, and Toby took his time in the kitchen! And we wondered what we were doing with the two 😀 ! The kitchen is coming along great!!
I think we must be lucky, although I’d never thought about it 🙂 They’re very good together over food and even share bones…one takes over when the other gets tired!
I always get excited when a kitchen goes in :). We got thick bamboo worktops for ours when we decided to renovate and I adore your wood worktops :). Can’t wait to see it all done and dusted and raring to go and the gorgeousness that you eventually cook there…don’t forget to have a topping off for your kitchen Steve says…all good Irish folk have topping off parties (and we dub you honorary Irish folk for the purpose 😉 ).
We looked at bamboo too (too expensive here 😦 ) and I just saw those shots of your gorgeous blue kitchen…love it! We like the idea of topping off parties. In Spain they have a flag raising but as we have two flats above us, we’ll claim Irish nationality and really go for it!
It’s apparently a good way to get indemnity for the loudest most drunken parties you can imagine… music blaring, booze tipped all over the neighbours cat, drunken mates falling in the aspidistra’s and all you have to say is “Irish!” and everyone just nods their heads and expects it 😉
Love it 🙂 Although it sounds a little bit like a local fiesta too…
or a drunken rave party in “Sarf End on Sea” 😉
It seems that you’ve been working on these houses forever. All this hard work has to be worth it, but you must be looking forward to getting back to Spain.
It is starting to feel like forever Roger! A 3-4 week project has turned into almost 9 months. Oh well, we had nothing else planned! And now the end is in sight and summer Up The Mountain beckons 🙂
Don’t you love it when there’s something you can point to and say, “Progress!” ?
It’s a very good feeling indeed!
I love your beautiful wood countertops…they will get nicer as they age.
They will indeed…and think of all the lovely food we’ll have enjoyed in the meantime!
It’s so exciting, fascinating, seeing the process, isn’t it Tanya?! Love your wooden counters! Every surface a cutting prep place! Really excited for you…won’t be long now!
It is indeed exciting and now we’re moving into that phase where the changes are really visible and not buried under plaster or floorboards!