#AtoZChallenge – My Kitchen Quest

Following on from my ‘junk’ post on yesterday’s #AtoZChallenge, today I allocate the letter K to kitchens. I never used to think much about the kitchen. It was a place where food came from, where the dishes were stored, and that was about it. I was never going to be the stereotypical Stepford wife, happily baking, cooking and cleaning, keeping an immaculate household and model children and husband.

Somewhere along the line, after my husband and I bought our first house, I gradually became more obsessed with wanting the perfect family kitchen. By that I mean a big room where we can fit a table and chairs, space for the dog bed and bowls, and most importantly, enough cupboard and worktop space for me to enjoy creating nutritious, interesting meals for my family. I know, I know, it is one of those idealistic images sold to us in glossy magazines.

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The thing is I actually have friends who are fortunate enough to own houses with kitchens like these. They are beautiful spaces; practical, liveable and full of warm, loving energy. And I will have a larger house with such a kitchen very soon. There is just the small matter of finances to deal with first (more overtime, my darling husband?!)

My kitchen now really isn’t that bad. I mean, we have a beautiful, cosy two-bed terraced house that was built in 1896. I love the history of our home, and both my husband and I intend to restore it to what we see as its former glory one day, when we can afford to do so. The kitchen is a small, square room at the back of the house, and we would prefer to build an extension so it can become the big family kitchen-diner that I dream of.

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Thank you for stopping by, now why not check out my fellow writers on the #AtoZChallenge? Have a lovely weekend!

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4 Responses to #AtoZChallenge – My Kitchen Quest

  1. Hi popping in via the A to Z. Have enjoyed reading back through your posts about your family. I so agree about the joys of charity shops, though sometimes they annoy me for how much they expect people to pay for second hand stuff, I think some of them have gone a bit ‘up market’.
    martine@silencingthebell

    • Hi Martine, yes I do get that in some of the shops I visit. I mean, I know the money is for charity, but they have to be realistic sometimes. Thanks for stopping by and see you round on the #AtoZChallenge!

  2. cleemckenzie says:

    All kitchens are the heart of the home. Long ago, we decided we didn’t need a living room; we only needed a bigger kitchen with comfy seating and lots of places to nibble on tasty treats. Loved the beautiful colors in the kitchen you posted.

    • Very true, although our living room is a pretty important space too. It is where my children play during the day, and where I and my husband relax at night (on very rare occasions I have to say!). Thanks for stopping by.

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