Sunday, May 24, 2009

Kitchens, Stress, and Telstra

I'm still here!! Been a while, sorry. Lots going on...

Firstly, kitchen. Here's what our kitchen looked like BEFORE (well, actually, OH had already started dismantling in this pic, but you get the idea) - a lovely soft pink, with round gold knobs for handles. VERY 80's!
And now... with new rangehood (note, the blue vent thing above rangehood still has the protective plastic on it, it is actually stainless steel underneath!)

We still have no splashbacks, but that will happen in the next few weeks. We're thinking of glass splashbacks - maybe a colour. What do you think of red? We originally planned a silver colour, but we are thinking we need some colour in there.

And I now have a breakfast bar (below), which also means that I can prepare meals AND watch TV through the lounge room at the same time... now we have all the mod-cons! LOL!

Last weekend I went to watch the INBAs in Brissie, and got to cheer on Michaela and Selina. Both girls looked fantatsic, and absolutely shone on stage. Still has not convinced me to get up there myself one day, but never say never I suppose! It was also lovely to catch up with lots of blogger friends, Deb, Jadey, Kerry, Liz and Lindy, and also meet a few other girls for the first time :)

I have felt incredibly stressed this week. I have all these lists of things to finalise for the wedding (less than 3 weeks to go now, OMG!) and I had to organise the hens party too :( Originally I wanted to go into town (in the Valley) to this new club, but a few weeks ago I went to a hens party in the Valley, and while I had a great time, when I was leaving I just decided that a boozy night in town just isn't me anymore. I'm over it, maybe I'm too old for it, I dont know. So I changed my plans at the last minute!!
Instead we are now doing a shopping bus tour next Saturday, which I am really looking forward to! We get to go to all sorts of warehouse outlets (some are not open to the public) and also get a nice buffet lunch on the way. Now if people would only RSVP me so I can organise final numbers!! My maid of honour has a lot on her plate at the moment, so I took on the organising of the hens party too. Maybe not a good move, I have actually lost sleep over this, more so than the wedding!
Anyway, there has been more frustration this week. We had some wild weather through the week, and consequently lots of wind - a tree in our yard broke and snapped our phone line. So I've been without home internet for a few days, and it makes things very difficult. Telstra came out yesterday to fix it, but because it was raining, they refuse to climb ladders in the rain... grrrr... so now I have to wait around for them on Monday when they come back. Lets just hope its not still raining.
I'm using my work laptop, but its not great, as all my IBO work is on my home computer.
Well, thats enough whinging for me for one day. This time in 3 weeks I will be Mrs H !


Anonymous said...

Your kitchen looks fabulous, I love it Hilary. As for some colour, I'd have to agree a splash of some would actually finish it off nicely. The blue I thought looked great until I realised it was the plastic. LOL!!

Three weeks to go, gosh that's gone quick. Getting married is definitely up there with life's most stressful moments. Please try not to let it get the better of you otherwise it'll potentially ruin your big day, trust me I know. You're going to look positively radiant, I have no doubt and your groom will be as handsome as ever too.

Lia xxx

Andrea said...

Hey Hlary - your kitchen looks great.
We are going to do the same thing as you have done with the servery window in our house. Did you extend the bench top through the hole to give it that little bit of continuity?
You must be so excited about your wedding? Three weeks will fly by.

little rene said...

I LOVE your kitchen! Ours is charcoal with off white ceasear stone splashbacks and I love it. We have a vibrant red kettle and it looks great as well so I don't think that you can go wrong really :)

I have a TV in my kitchen mounted on the wall and it was seriously the BEST decision I ever made. Now I don't miss out on anything.

Your Hen's day sounds great. Enjoy xxx

Frankie said...

OMG I LOVE the kitchen *cries*. I want one!

I agree with you on the girls night out. Something that is fun and different is preferable these days. Getting sh*tfaced is highly overrated! I just don't think it's a positive start to something so important.

he's all happening.

Kristy said...

I love your kitchen Hilary. It looks fantastic. A glass splashback will look good. There are so many colours to chose from not sure what to suggest. I know red is very fashionable at the moment and can look really good.

Hilary said...

Thanks Lia! Funny, you're not the only one who thought the blue was a colour feature! I do think we need something there, but still not sure what yet.

Andrea we actually cut that hole out of the wall - there was no servery/breakfast bar there to begin with (it was just a solid wall), so yes we then had to get the stone benchtop cut to include the bench on the other side. Yes I am getting excited now, not long to go until I'm a Mrs!

Thanks Rene, I think red is a good colour too, but just worried that having red splashbacks might eventually date it a little. At least you can change the colour of accessories as the fashions change.

Totally agreed Frankie!! The shopping trip was fun, and something different that even OH's 14 year old niece, and 82 year old nan could enjoy :)

Thanks Kristy - red does seem to be a popular choice at the moment, which is probably what worries me. We might go for a deep red perhaps, or maybe something completely different, there are too many choices!

Hilary xx