WARNING: photo heavy post!
This is the kitchen before and during the transformation:-
Finally on Friday evening our super fitter handed it back to us. He has done a super job and worked so hard. Unfortunately we are still awaiting the window blind and we need to leave the floor for a couple of weeks before we can wash it to allow the grout time to dry off but apart from that it is looking pretty good.
And then yesterday morning we were able to start moving everything that has been cluttering up our dining room back in and it finally looked liked a working kitchen again.
My friend Helen gave me the teapot cozy and matching oven gloves about 3 years ago in readiness for when I finally got my new kitchen. It is great to be able to put them to use at long last.
And this is something I have been wanted for a long time - a lovely Kitchen Aid - I have used it for the first time today and I love it. The colour of it is Ice Blue although it looks green in these photos. It doesn't quite match the colour of my toaster and kettle but it will have to do and it will live at the other end of the kitchen so hopefully it won't matter too much. Perhaps I should have gone for the other accessories in cream or black but too late now.
And finally my first baking using the Kitchen Aid and my new oven - a lemon drizzle tray bake (requested by No. 1 son) and a sticky ginger cake (requested by No. 2 son).
Despite No. 2 son saying "yuk" when I told him I was making lemon drizzle cake he then decided he liked the smell of it and has declared it delicious. No. 1 son had better get home quick if he wants to sample it as DH is also enjoying it.
The sticky ginger cake is better after it has been kept a day or two but not sure it is going to last that long either.
I now have a chicken in white wine sauce in the oven ready for our dinner. I have enjoyed my first day playing with all my new toys and hope the enthusiasm lasts.
Sorry if I have bored you with tales of my kitchen refurbishment but having waited for 23 years I am just a tad excited about it.