Five of six months building work down and the house is starting to become a home again. I wasn’t sure which new room I was most excited for, but seeing the kitchen today – and the loud ‘Oh my gods’ that ensued – answered the question.
I adore cooking so it was always going to be a strong contender. The old layout lacked light (the staged shot taken by the estate agents was very cleverly lit!) and the edges were just getting a bit tatty.
But the new one is anything but.
New Magnet kitchen going in, with space for American Fridge Freezer and cooker
I’ve been going to North Norfolk since I was a child and one of the things I’ve always enjoyed – along with pub lunches and long walks on the beach – is rummaging in all the small independent shops and finding unusual treasures that you just don’t easily come across in London. So with a week up there over Christmas, and inspired by Liberty London Girls’s blog post on antiques shopping in Wells, I decided to venture further afield than my default shopping in Burnham Market and set off for a day’s antique hunting, starting in Holt.