And then, whilst the light was still reasonable I took the opportunity to take some 'before' photographs of the kitchen. Not only before renovation but before I'd tidied up at all! Come on, you didn't really think I was going to do a special tidying up just for you did you? Though I did move the washing from in front of the fire; I always do that when visitors come.
Oh dear, now that I see the photographs I think that perhaps I should have tidied up a bit, though it's not really as messy as it looks in the photographs, I'm sure they exaggerate.
See all that orangey pine? I can't wait to get rid of that. We're keeping the alcove as it is, though we might put some new shelves in. And we're keeping much the same layout for the kitchen as it seems to work reasonably well.