Monday, 25 February 2013
Take a pew
My pew arrived today, courtesy of my friend Tracey and her van. I spent some time yesterday reshuffling the kitchen and making a big space for the pew to land. I still wasn't sure if it would look right, but now it is in place, I am really pleased with it.
A perch on which to sit and chat to the cook....
The pew is just a simple pitch pine, smoothed by the passage of time, and my Dad, who made all sorts of little adjustments for me. I loved the chance to rejig the house, cleaning is always much more satisfying when you're doing it with a good reason. I also went into my shed and retrieved a small book shelf, which I think was made by my late uncle in his woodworking class at school. Cleaned it and waxed it, and then sorted out all my recipe books to display.
My eldest son looked askance at the jug of daffodils. "Now Mum, that's not very practical...." I have assured him that the daffs are for one day only....
- I'm a freelance journalist living in Northamptonshire with my husband and two children. I love visiting auctions and markets and writing about my inexpensive finds. I'm the editor of a local magazine, so I find out about loads of interesting things that are happening in my community, some of which I would like to share here, too.