Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Marmalade making

Well, that's January been and gone for another year! I have a bit of a love hate relationship with January, the house looks so bare without the Christmas decorations, but before long the spring bulbs are in, so I just have to fill the house with blooms.

So far we've had few pots of hyacinths blooming away and filling the house with their gorgeous scent, a bunch of tulips and now we're awaiting the burst of sunshine from a little pot of tete a tetes.

January can be such a long dark month, but this year we had a lovely week of sunshine, and the days were noticeably getting longer. Little star and I went out for a few walks with the dogs at about 4pm and Spring was most definitely in the air.

I do love curling up at the fire with a good book though, especially on a Sunday afternoon. I've just finished this book, a very good read, given to me by my Mother-in-law for Christmas.

We've at last almost finished the kitchen, there's still a wood store to build, a shelving unit to get painted up and a few finishing touches, but it is so lovely having the space to live in. Getting the cook books out and having a play in the kitchen has been great fun after a year of no kitchen!

Marmalade making was started last night so the first batch is done.

See you soon!

L x


Anonymous said...

Kitchen is looking good! Rob had to make our marmalade at the weekend - what a star he is.

Nellilou said...

Your kitchen looks absolutely gorgeous!!! Loads of room!!! I am getting the urge to make marmalade as few of the blogs I am following are showing photos of their marmalade etc and I want to make some as I love it so much!!

Have a great rest of the week

Anonymous said...

Just stumbled across your blog and have had a serendipitous time browsing. Marmalade looks good. YUM!

Gigibird said...

Lovely kitchen...a belated Happy New year to you and yours.

Lilly said...

Your kitchen looks lovely!:)
What book did you read I love reading, and getting ideas for new books to read :)

Katherine said...

LOVE the new kitchen, it's gorgeous!

caravanartist said...

Your kitchen looks lovely! I made our marmalade last Friday - 2 batches - one fine cut and the other dark and chunky. Great to see you last week and loved the cake!

Primrose Hill said...

Hello All,
Kitchen is getting there slowly, but I'm loving the Scandinavian feel it's taking on!
Lily - the book is called The Wilding by Maria McCann - there should be a link to it in the post.
Gigibird - Happy New Year to you too, it's nice to be back in blogland :0)
Diane - was lovely to catch up last week, and yep, the cake was well scoffed when we got home!!!

Jill said...

I have just come across your lovely blog, your kitchen is lovely a real country kitchen, full of colour and warmth. Marmalade looks good too, haven't made mine yet, so you have encouraged me to start this weekend.
Have added you to my favourites.

ahomespunyear said...

Love your kitchen...I've always liked painted wood cupboards and painted ours recently.
Just made more marmalade. Started off with lemon marmaleade and at last I've made a batch of Seville orange. Feels great when it's made...all that toast to look forward to!

LearningByReading said...

We have a love/hate relationship with October for an entirely different reason! :)

edie sloane said...

Loving your kitchen

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