Well I enticed you in with pictures of The Shed at the end of last week, so now it really is only fair that I ask you to grab your coffee and step in for a quick visit to my new home instead of leaving you loitering in the back garden.
Let's wander in together. Today I will take you into the front garden, such as it is and then the hall ... which also just happens to be the kitchen.
This little space in the top photo ... as well as being the logical space for the three wheelie bins to live ... just screamed out to be my own little front garden. So a couple of planters were purchased from the good old centre aisles at Aldi and planted up with Lavender ... well they had to be didn't they 😊
Directly outside the front door is my little tin bath planted up with Rosemary, Sage, Chives and Thyme, nice and handy for the kitchen, which is just through the front door.
As you step in, to the immediate right is a little welcoming tableau, and yet more lavender ... this time very fake ... alongside a very real Mother in Laws Tongue plant sat on my little car boot sale find table from last year.
To your left and behind the door is space to hang your coat, mind now don't spill your coffee!!
Oh look someone is here to welcome us 🐕
And here is my little office set up. I'm using the worktop that the kitchen fitters set above the radiator cover as my desk, and on my new comfy breakfast bar stool from Dunelm I can just about manage to get a blog post done before my back starts screaming too loud and drowns out the words in my head.
My gorgeous Welsh Bread and Cheese cupboard is now known as the larder. In Wales it was christened the Jam Cupboard as that was what it mostly held, but now it holds ALL my food and is doing a sterling job, as well as looking very pretty and bringing some rustic charm to my modern kitchen space.
To the righthand side of this six foot wide space is the main body of the kitchen. It starts at the Smeg fridge freezer and ends at the clock on the wall. I have somehow managed to fit in everything I need to be able to carry on enjoying cooking.
Gosh you can tell I'm not an Instagrammer can't you ... I should no doubt have closed the washing machine door, moved the rubber gloves, emptied the drainer and artfully arranged a vase of flowers somewhere, but I'm me and you get me warts and all (I haven't really got warts!!).
I love the gentle green of the units, the spacious drawers and my little hob and I love once again having a selection of cook books on shelves in my kitchen. Inspiration for my cooking and a lovely colourful display to browse through while I wait for the kettle to boil.
What you've finished your coffee? Come back another day, I'll make you a fresh one and we will venture further in.
If you have any questions on what you've seen up to now or would like to see more of the behind doors areas of this space before we move further in just let me know and I will see what I can do.