My Kitchen-Diner

I thought it would be a good idea to show you where I do all my cooking. It’s not a huge space but I like it, and feel very lucky to live here in West Didsbury. Plus this kitchen works ergonomically . . . which is nice!

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The glass brick splash-back (try saying that quickly!) and the oven, are situated where the old doorway used to be. The sun sets on this side of the the house, so it’s lovely to cook here on a summer’s evening, when the last of the day’s sunshine streams through the glass.

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A small kitchen but there’s plenty of work space.

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Our kitchen-diner’s seen many memorable parties and get-togethers with friends and family over the years. Oh, if walls could talk! And btw! I’m not 6ft 10″ – I just stood on top of ladders to get this shot. 🙂

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I love original retro pieces from the 1960s and 1970s, especially if they’ve a practical use, like this flour jar by Hornsea Pottery in the ‘Heirloom’ pattern which dates c.1973.

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Some treasured silver cutlery pieces that belonged to my grandma. I’ve several other pieces of family crockery that I love to use if we have friends over for dinner, or at special times such as Christmas and birthdays.

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Awesome marine tropical fish tank – always a good talking point!

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And what kitchen-diner would be complete without a few good cookery books (this is just a sample!), and a fine selection of spirits and liquors?  Well it’s five o’clock somewhere!

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Our back yard is quite the little suntrap! Situated just outside the kitchen-diner, it’s a great place to eat and enjoy the company of good friends, weather permitting . . . . .

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See! It’s not always raining in Manchester. 🙂

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