Not tired, tossed and turned, Michael was like a bump on a log and snoring gently. Then the dogs picked it up and started to move around so I threw in the towel and got up.
I could not sit still so had a ponder in the kitchen and decided to tidy the dresser. There used to be a larder in an alcove but it was too small and no room to move about in and too big to just reach in to the shelves so we took it out.
On the end wall there is the dresser that Michael made, to the left is a shallow open shelving unit which he also made and on the right is a trolley that houses the Ding Oven, the big Slow cooker, saucepans and pyrex dishes.
I chose to have curtains on the base as there is not a great deal of room for doors to open, plus I had the perfect material. this holds and hides all my baking paraphernalia and large containers of flours, rices and pastas.
The shelves hold spices, dried herbs, pulses etc in clear containers so that I can see at a glance what is getting low. My cook book rest lives there and my cake stand, there are 3 jars of coffee at the moment, there has been 12, I only buy when it is half price or close.
On the top I store my large plastic cake boxes, they are tidy and within easy reach when I need them.
Around the shelves I have hung some of our mug collection, I change these around every so often, we must have 50 or more!
There are still some things on there that need rehoming, that is the trouble with a flat surface, it just asks to be filled.
I hope you enjoyed this little snap shot of my life, all I need in my kitchen to make it perfect for me is four times the space and a four oven Aga, oh and and old fashioned kitchen table big enough to baste a quilt on. In other words I want my grannies kitchen.
On an even happier note, a belated welcome to Angelsey Allsorts, I have been reading your blog for a while now, I just love your hat.
Ben seems fine, he does not like taking his pills, they are huge, but wrapped in a sliver of meat they become quite desirable it seems.
I am off to my sewing. TTFN. Pam