Mutterings of a Fool

Man, Dad, Runner, Chief dog walker

The Gallery – the Kitchen

The kitchen is my favourite room in the house, it’s the place everyone congregates to drink tea and chat. It’s the warmest room on a cold autumn day once you put the oven on, it’s the place to be sociable, to gossip and to celebrate. Our kitchen in this house is good, not great, but pretty good. It was the room that sold the house to us, the one room in this old house that we have had to do nothing to since we moved in. It has fabulous free standing units, a big high Victorian ceiling, beautiful wooden worktops and a lovely deep Belfast style sink.

But it’s not the dream kitchen, the one that we’ll have in our forever house, the one with an Aga and a big table, with a flagstone floor and a pantry, with a sink that overlooks the garden and a big island with a cold worktop for making pastry on. Where our children and grand children will love to spend time cooking a baking and where the best roast dinners in the world will be served. But not yet, for now we will keep dreaming and keep enjoying what we have.


  1. The exposed walls are lovely. Must be massive with the high ceilings. Big kitchens really make a house!

  2. oh I love the sound of your kitchen, that is the type of kitchen I want, instead I have a corridor lit from above pretending to be a kitchen.
    Nice cake too!

  3. That kitchen looks fabulous, I love the exposed walls and the wine next to the bottles! Class

  4. I love the bare brick walls – very NY loft apartment. Your future kitchen sounds perfect! x x

  5. Dreaming along there with you my man! I have my dream kitchen in my head. It will be mine one day it will. Or it may end up being one of my kids’ kitchens when they’re all grown up and I’ll go hang out there lots!

  6. Great kitchen there, Ben. I’d kill for a decent sized kitchen, but ain’t gonna happen living in a flat.

  7. Loving the bottles lined up together 🙂
    Your kitchen sounds really lovely, a real heart to the home.

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