...happiness a tidy house, watching snow falling, achievements
...sadness my eldest being really unwell, he is never ill and has really struggled with being ill this week
...creating rows on my cardigan, a birthday present for a friend, rows on a sock, snowballs
...reading The Old Ways by Robert MacFarlane and The Journey by Kathryn Lasky and to the children The Pirates' Treasure by Emily Bearn
....learning about castles, perspective, marianas trench, plough monday, wassailing, snow, 2 and 3D shapes, volcanoes, evolution, gravity and mammals
...thinking about future projects we can incorporate into our learning
...wondering if we might see friends this week as everything we had planned last week was cancelled!
...hoping my eldest will be well enough to do some of the lovely activities I have planned for this week
...looking forward to seeing my brother at the weekend
If you would like to join me you would be most welcome, either using my headings or you own, let me know you have written a post and I will link up to it..........
One of my lovely moments this week has been to join with Rhonda and her pantry challenge. I wrote a Do list at the beginning of the year, jobs that I need to do at some point, one of those on the list was to tidy my pantry. I knew what was in there but not exactly where everything was, it was organised chaos. So the gauntlet having been thrown I waded in..........
My pantry houses most of the food, we have a few bits and pieces stored in the kitchen, one small cupboard and some wicker drawers for fruit and veg. It is actually a cupboard under the stairs and was not originally part of the kitchen at all. When we bought the house the wall between the kitchen and the hall had been taken down, we have extended our kitchen into what was the hall by utilising this cupboard as a pantry. My kitchen is very small and there is no way I would be able to store what I want to if I didn't have this cupboard. So without further ado, some before (left) and after (right) pictures.
Most storage is in wicker baskets, the top shelf is a stone slab which keeps food cool for most of the year:
Behind the baskets is where I store food that I buy in bulk:
I decant this into containers stored in the baskets:
On the other side of the pantry is the shelves for my chutneys and jams (homemade of course!) and a herb and spice rack this was all in order already :).
(sorry about the not very good photos, this cupboard is dark unless the light is on and it receives no natural light being in the middle of the house............)