However, the post title is not totally useless and here's why...
Lots has been happening Chez Moog over the past seven (7!!) months since I last blogged. There's been the usual crafty stuff, with plenty of knitting, a good sprinkling of crochet,a teeny bit of sewing and a fair bit of spinning but for a good couple of months earlier this year my crafting mojo upped and disappeared, without a trace.
Something else demanded my time and energy. A very very exciting something. A something that, at times, we doubted we would ever get around to doing. We achieved a dream and it's transformed our home and our relationship with it (for the better) more than I would ever have thought possible.
On 8th April this year work started on our kitchen extension and by the end of June it was done and ready to be lived in. Grab yourself a cuppa and join me on a picture-filled journey to the kitchen of my dreams.
This was the old kitchen - that's all of it (most of it is hanging off the walls)! I'm standing with my back squeezed against the kitchen door to take the photo.
Which very soon became this:
#1 - standing in the doorway from the hall - this first little bit at the front is the old kitchen!
|#2 standing where my old patio was outside the old kitchen window looking |
across to where I now sit to knit!!
#3 - standing with my back to the French doors looking across to my
ISLAND UNIT - I love this sooooo much!!
|#4 - looking from where my old conservatory was across to my ISLAND UNIT|
- that I love!!
Pull out recycling bins! No more manky plastic bag hanging from a hook on the wall - love it!
Possibly the very very most exciting thing - a broom cupboard!! I've never had a broom cupboard and have spent the past 12 years tripping over the Dyson and the ironing board - this makes me very happy!
But I reckon this just has to be outright winner - just look at the view from my knitting chair!
We've lived here for over twelve years. I fell in love with the house as soon as we saw it. It just felt right.
Over the years we've filled it and perhaps even outgrown it and I admit I'd fallen out of love with it.
But now? Now, it's perfect...or it will be once the garden is done (it suffered with the building work) and once we've built me a shed of my own...