Sunday, October 2

Light at the end of the tunnel! Updated just for Pat!

For the past few weeks I have used ABC Wednesday to share our Kitchen makeover project as a theme.....this week was no exception!

I have a sink, taps and they work!
Jon has fixed the new sink in be it temporary.
We bought the offcut piece of worktop for £5 to allow us to work out how to have the granite cut to fit.

It will probably mean we have 4 strips of granite round the sink as it is quite large. Either way £5 is a lot cheaper than breaking a piece of granite and making it worthless.

The granite worktops have been placed in position, but again will be cut to size and sealed into place.
I am particularly pleased with the roller shutter unit - this will be the only wall cupboard we have, apart from the glass units I showed a coupls of weeks ago.

There will be a socket wired in where the wiring is on the wall.

There are floor tiles to be matched up, electric sockets and switches to be changed, but on the whole I have a working kitchen!
Way hay!

Then - I read Pat's blog and decided to add a bit just for her and the farmer - title..... Location Location Location!!!!
You see Pat and her husband don't live too far away and at the weekend they headed for the seaside - which is where we come into the equation. You see, we live just off the main route to Whitby, Scarborough, Bridlington and tons of other frequently visited seaside destinations. On such occasions it is impossible for us to actually pull out onto the main road due to the endless traffic heading East - so I decided to share our secret little haven - Skinningrove, only a few miles inland - A174 to be precise!
Yesterday Freida and I headed to Skinningrove, with camera to do a photo session just for Pat and the farmer.....


Notice the many spaces in the carpark


Space to die for!

Freida in her element..


The North Sea...

Freida meets a friend.....


Did I mention the space!


The cliffs - part of the Cleveland Way


The space....

The fun and frolics


The space...

On the way back to the car..


The barrier against flooding


Final view before home!
Hope you enjoyed the walk on the beach.....and when you do visit make sure you visit the Tom Leonard Mining Museum, a short walk from this lovely location!

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  1. Yes.... I can definitely see light!
    Really great!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  2. It is going to look so swishy!
    Jane x

  3. It looks SO modern! But seems a bit strange to me not to have cupboards on the walls. However, it looks great so far. :D

  4. Leslie
    Thanks - I am too short for practical wall cupboards - but will have sufficient storeage which is what matters. I may put some artwork on the walls - watch this space!

  5. A big Yee Haw from Tucson... looking great !
    Ye,s a big colorful painting or poster sounds just about right !

    cheers, parsnip

  6. Love the new kitchen, it will be beautiful when complete. Reno work is such an thing leads to another, leads to another, leads....
    P.S. Your eulogy to Phil was beautifully written.

  7. Definitely looking good. I like the shutter idea. And granite!

  8. It is all beginning to look lovely Denise - pity you have to actually use it! I bet we did pass one another yesterday. Thanks for the advice about Skinningrove.

  9. It is always a good feeling when the hard work comes together.

    Well done!

  10. So modern and streamlined, what a change!

  11. Wow this is really coming along now! Lovely to see progress and the light at the end of the tunnel for you!

  12. Looking like a real kitchen! I love it!
    But most of all I love that beach. Of course, now you've put its existence out onto the internet, and it will be crowded forevermore. Poor Frieda and her friend won't be able to frolic for tripping over people.
    Looking forward to more kitchen pictures!

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  13. Your kitchen is really taking shape and it's so cool comparing the pictures in your posts.

    Also, thanks for the lovely beach frolic. I love empty beaches in the fall and winter.

  14. A lot of breathing space both in the kitchen and the "space" by the North Sea!!

  15. Ok, I am daft... You say Skinningrove is inland but I see the North Sea ???
    Must look this up on a map !
    Beautiful photo tip. Freida is a beautiful friend !

    cheers, parsnip

  16. Love your walkies and the "space".
    It must feel so good after all the work in the kitchen...
    Which I might say looks fabulous.
    Working taps...yay!!!

  17. Water from a tap, things are really moving:-)
    An empty beach AND a mining museum. perfect.

  18. What a beautiful beach Denise.

    Lessons at Home is one of my entries.

  19. That is going to be a really ultra kitchen, - very swish.

    And Pat and the farmer are going to appreciate the marvelous beach pictures they missed on account of the traffic, as much as all of your other readers, Denise. Beautiful.

  20. Freida is so beautiful, and I can see she was happy walking on the beach!
    I had a wonderful German Shepherd when I was younger, she was so sweet, inteligent, brave and loyal... I've missed her every day since she was gone. Today it would be her birthday. :)

  21. P.S. I love the flag in the side bar - you might like the quotes in my tea and coffee posts last week! (In my side bar I have a similar sentiment with a picture of our cat Meek.)

  22. You have your kitchen ABC I have my cats, lol ! but the place you show is a real bonus, what a beautiful landscape !

  23. Your kitchen is going to be fine!
    Freya looks beautiful! Lovely to meet Pat and the farmer!

  24. Skinningrove looks

  25. We have found it on the map Denise and shall definitely go there next time - all we wanted was sea and sand - and certainly not the crowds. Thanks for giving away your little secret.


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