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Friday, October 14, 2016

OMG

This side of the room was just right...

Several months ago I wrote a post about my plans for a new kitchen! The idea was that it had been planned with my son and the work would be done when The Man and I were in Portugal last February. My son agreed to be the project manager. For one good reason and another we had to delay the implementation of  the plan until we left for France in early August.

The kitchen is installed. There are a few glitches to be taken care of, but otherwise it looks great and will look even better in the not too distant future. But ...

I wish I had been here... on the one hand...

On the other hand, it was best The Man was not!

Instead of our usual 36 hour trek back to the North of England, The Man decided to take the overnight ferry from Caen to Plymouth. From Plymouth it is about 5 hours to get home. The drive from our house to Caen was 8 hours. We were not able to get a cabin and so had to sleep -- or in my case try to sleep -- in reclining chairs for the 6 hour sail across the channel. The Man slept like a log.

By the time we arrived home we were both exhausted.

We headed for the new kitchen -- it was more or less a tip.

The Man looked around, "It's rather stark."

I looked around noting first of all that cupboards that were supposed to have been glazed were not -- leading to a feeling of personal dismay. "You don't like it, do you?"

"No, I'm afraid I don't," came an equally stark reply. He made a cup of tea and went for a sleep.

Suddenly wide awake, I went to work cleaning and clearing up.


14 comments:

  1. I hope there is more to the story, and that I'll see the rest of it. The picture looks really nice! :-)

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    1. Thanks, DJan. More to the story coming up soon...

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    1. Thank you, Joeh. Positive remarks help a lot!

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  3. I guess the picture was taken after the clean up!
    I think it looks gorgeous, not dissimilar to ours in fact, which I love, but if it's not exactly how you expected it - I am very familiar with that sinking feeling. There's nothing worse than arriving home exhausted after a long journey to find a disappointment in front of you.

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    1. Definitely after the clean up! There is still more to be done, such as painting the walls and re-hanging stuff over the fireplace. So many details with a project like this.

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  4. I think the kitchen is lovely!

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    1. Thank you, Vera. Your comment is very positive and very welcome!

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  5. The photo looks great but guess that is not what it looked like when you got home!!! Have a good weekend Diane

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    1. Your guess is exactly right! It is amazing how some people, especially one's children can ignore a mess!

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  6. There's nothing like a state of confustion when you arrive home for gearing us women up into work mode.

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    1. Absolutely. Amazing how my exhaustion disappeared -- for a few hours anyway!

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  7. What an unpleasant surprise to come home to a mess. But I like what I see so far!

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    1. Thank you, Nancy. Glad to say problems have been ironed out...

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