kitchen renovation

A few of you have asked for some pics of the finished kitchen. There’s still a little tweaking to do, but here’s where we are at. I did have trouble photographing this, think it was a combination of my limited photography skills, the black and white contrast, lighting and I didn’t have time to move furniture out of the way. I might get around to taking better shots in the future, but for now these will have to do! 🙂

First up though for contrast, the old kitchen. We had 2 walls removed and several structural beams inserted into the roof. These guys rocked, totally professional and I would recommend them to anyone. I can’t remember his business name, but any locals that are interested in a wall removal dude just drop me an email. He finished in 2-3 days, then 2 days kitchen installed, by these guys. I don’t know if I’d recommend them. Whilst I’m overall happy with the job there’s some details and service I’m not happy with. Their project management of the job, or lack, is probably one of the major issues and the fact that we spent quite a considerable amount of money with them (well for us it was) and there was no follow up at all after installation. Nothing. Pretty slack. Still, she’s a solid kitchen and a joy to use, the appliances obviously pay a big part in that joy! Look at that oven, it’s a monster and I love her.

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The pictures below are also over at flickr if you want to read some notes and further detail.

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Oven

Kitchen

The wall below is opposite the kitchen and the dining room is between this wall and the kitchen.

Marimekko

So that’s pretty much it! I will post another time about my apple fetish and get some decent pics to share!

happy h**ker…

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Yep, I’ve turned into a h**ker. Crochet h**ker that is. It started with the ripple and then this scarf and then progressed to softies. There are heaps of awesome patterns out there. Next up I want to teach myself to read Japanese crochet patterns. The dinosaur I made for a friend’s birthday, pattern from Owlishly, did it matter that he was a 40 odd year old man? No, I didn’t think so either.

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Lovely Fran tagged me, just for you Miss F six random things about me:

1. I like to poke my tongue at small people just to see their reactions. They’re mixed and generally hilarious for those of you that are interested, anything from dobbing you in to mum or dad to poking their own tongue back at you.

2. I’m left handed though I play any "bat" sports right handed.

3. I make a lot of noise at the cinema, not intentionally. Apparently I agree, clap my hands, gasp and laugh very loudly.

4. I’m freckly.

5. I never finished high school, left at year 11 and went to technical college and did a certificate in office studies. I’ve been working full time since I was 17.

6. Aaah, I have a thing for country music. In particular Lyle Lovett and recently….Reba McIntyre.

Tag, ok for once I’m gonna, here goes. You guys are it: Auntie Cookie, How About Orange, Molly Chicken, Buzzville, Red Felt Flower and Sodeste.

Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person that tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

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I couldn’t leave you without a picture of at least ONE of my furkids. Here’s the Spud for those of you that have missed him. He’s doing very well, aside from some mysterious fur loss on his belly and legs and tolerating his older brother’s boisterous love.