I know that I must say it every year, but I really wasn’t ready for 2015 to start yet. 2014 was pretty amazing. I can honestly say that I did two things that I never thought that I would do, have a baby and buy a house. New Years Eve snuck up on me, and promptly smacked me very hard in the face. Waking on January 1st, I felt lost and flat. I hadn’t achieved everything that I’d set out to, at the start of 2014 (although I do know that I achieved a lot), the year felt incomplete, so I declared that I wouldn’t celebrate the start of 2015 until the end of January.
Apart from this post (I do love an In My Kitchen post), I’ll be taking the rest of January off from my blog (unless the writing mood really does strike me). It’s going to be a big month, we’ve given notice on our rental house for the 31st of this month, so we need to finish building, move and we’re also going camping for a week.
In my kitchen…
… is, well, was some almond butter crunch. Every year we get some gifted to us by a wonderful friend of ours. This year we ate it in one sitting.
In my kitchen…
…is this beautiful glass drink dispenser, given to me from J for Christmas. It was in high demand yesterday when the temperatures were over 40 degrees C, with grapefruit and rosemary infusing and a huge amount of ice, it’s the perfect thirst quencher.
… is this beautiful new cookbook, Eat & Make*, given to me from my Mum and Dad for Christmas. Each section has eat and make components, I’m exciting to make the fork bookends for my new kitchen book shelf and I can’t wait to cook, well, pretty much everything in there!
… the are Jelly Belly jellybeans. Every Christmas Mum gives us all Jelly Belly’s and I love it. I never eat them at any other time, to me they scream Christmas.
… are some beautiful home grown peaches given to us on New Years Eve. They are sweet and juicy and delicious! It’s always a treat to eat peaches, especially with our peach tree history.
… is a beautiful new tea cup, it’s also from my Christmas stash, and also from J. I have used it a couple of times, but what I’m really looking forward to, is sitting in our new house, making a pot of tea and drinking it slowly, alone, in the quiet of our new home.
…is A KITCHEN! Yes, we have finished installing our kitchen. We bought a Bunnings flat-pac kitchen, and put it together over three weeks. There was definitely ups and downs, like finding out that we’d installed all the island bench cabinets 5cm too close to the back wall, and the bench tops didn’t fit. So, we had to pull apart and re-install the cupboards across the front. There’s definitely small imperfections, some of the handles aren’t lined up, or even straight, some of the cupboards are mismatched in height, and there is a slightly different over hang of bench either side of the oven. But I can look past these, because we did it ourselves! I also need to stop telling people about the ‘mistakes’ because no one else notices them.
It’s been a massive couple of months here. We now have a 9 month old (can you believe time has gone so fast), we nearly have a new house, it’s 2015 and within the next month we’ll be living in said new house. Thank you for sticking with me through these busy times. This year I hope to get back behind the computer screen a bit more, I really do love it here, and out from behind the power tools.
Head on over to Fig Jam and Lime Cordial to have a look at some other kitchens from all around the world.
Items marked with * are affiliate links, opinions on what I want to make and eat are all my own.