Friday, June 30, 2006


From this:-

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To this:-

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To this:-

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Things We Will Not Mention:-

1) The design cock-up that means one cupboard will not be finished for several weeks.
2) The complete unlikelihood of our getting tiling and flooring done in the mean time.
3) Plaster dust.
4) Saw dust.
5) How long it will take us to restore the dining room to a state I can stand to dine in it.

Things We Will Mention Repeatedly:-
1) How utterly fabulous the cooker is. Soul food? Ha! This is Soul Cooking.
2) See 1).
3) How Husband spent his day off today cleaning the kitchen from top to bottom, then restored the living room to a state I can stand to live in it, and THEN cleaned the windows. (No mean feat. Each of our house's windows has twelve, old, ill-fitting panes in it. And there are eight windows.)
4) How cute Pippi looks in the new kitchen.
5) See 1).


At 8:46 pm, Blogger Michelle Styles said...

YOu are going to love cooking on a range cooker. It looks v. smart btw.

At 9:48 pm, Anonymous mary beth said...

YAY Anna. Focus on the things you will mention. It looks awesome.

At 11:48 pm, Blogger Dee said...

Will you get mad at me if I say it looks like an enviable American kitchen? It's beautiful Anna!! (Btw, if you weren't cooking on a range, what WERE you cooking on?)


At 1:16 am, Blogger Sela Carsen said...

I LOVE IT!!! It looks amazing -- so modern and clean-lined! You're just going to love cooking in it, I know.

At 6:22 am, Blogger Kate Walker said...

It looks wonderful, Anna. And it will soon be absolutely perfect. Enjoy every minute of cooking in there.

At 6:37 am, Anonymous Julie Cohen said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Can't wait to see it in person.

At 8:57 am, Blogger Jessica Raymond said...

Anna, it's gorgeous! What a change -- you must be so pleased.

At 2:39 pm, Blogger Anna Lucia said...

Eeeeee, Michelle, I do like your pic at the moment. ;-)

Thank you everyone! It is looking lovely, even though I say so myself. We're like little children with it at the moment, cooing and sighing over the nice new things.

We're getting a lovely, warm, welcoming sense off the room. We're so blessed!

Dee, I had an ordinary slot-in cooker with an oven, grill and four-plate hob. I don't know what it's like over there, but over here a "Range cooker" is the name for a larger than usual cooker that usually immitates an old style range, like an Aga or Rayburn.

At 2:39 pm, Blogger Anna Lucia said...

(And no, I'm not mad at you *g*)

At 3:25 pm, Blogger Beth Ciotta said...

WOW! I LOVE the new kitchen, Anna. FABulous. Totally envious. LOL Enjoy!

At 11:50 pm, Blogger Dee said...

Hmmm, I'm going to have to look up what a slot-in cooker is, lol. (And a hob, while I'm at it. :) )

Over here, a range is the surface for cooking, usually consisting of four burners (electric or gas). It's pretty rare for a range NOT to be connected to an oven beneath and the combo is simply referred to as a stove. Only high end stoves have a grill built into the middle, for frying things like burgers or pancakes and eggs. Black shiny ones are for envying, lol. I have fantasies of a filament types.:)

Congrats again!

At 1:57 am, Blogger Danica/Dream said...

Oh MY!!! I now have kitchen envy!

At 8:41 am, Anonymous Kate Hardy said...

GORGEOUS, Anna. And I know that new kitchen feeling well. Want to know the really good bit? Seven months later, that feeling is still here! Enjoy.

At 8:45 am, Blogger Anna Lucia said...

Ah, right, I getcha, Dee. What you call a range, we call a hob. What you call a stove (oven, grill, range combo) we call a cooker!

Over here, range means an old fashioned 'closed stove' type thing, the sort that used to be coal fired. So a rangecooker is a cooker that immitates a range.


Thank you Dream! And YAY Kate, you mean this kitchen-related euphoria lasts? :-D


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