Monday, 17 June 2013

Dear Lola,

Our place is a muddled up mixture of chaos and calm at the moment.

Chaos is found in relocating & designing a new kitchen, and calm is felt in all other small areas not covered in dust!

It really is an interesting balance, one that has seen both laughter & tears. And sometimes both at the same time.

Here is a little sneak peek into the chaos - (so that we don't go forgetting anytime soon, just how "fun" renovating is!)

cleaning out the old kitchen before the wall is knocked out.

 goodbye wall - hello new dining/living area (that is, once the rest of the old kitchen is gone!)

part of the old kitchen ready to be ripped out.. bit sad really.

a peek into where the new kitchen will be located.

galley kitchen to built around the natural elements of the sun room = are we nuts, this is crazy... but we think it will pay off...

 kitchen stuff stacked and stored at every turn.

You said "It looks like we live in a shop.... can I sell everything pleassssse?"

Makeshift shelving for the essentials

electricians been

patchy old kitchen floor, needing some decisions made.

Despite the general disorganisation, extra layer of dust on everything, inability to find the veggie peeler, dinner picnics on the floor, dangling wires hanging from the ceilings, & living with half a kitchen.. it really is all very exciting, & we are very grateful that it will be completed well before baby arrives home.

Thankfully, I can still find solitude & peace in the little pieces of calm that are sprinkled around the place.

calm is found in my love of a good pillow.. and now we have an insane amount of them leftover from the bench seating in the sun room.

see... pillow heaven!

calm is found in a bowl full of blankets.

 and fresh greenery.

and white currant quince candles

and of course the sun that graces our yard in the late afternoon.

Your mama

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