Friday, January 28, 2011

The Holly House Diaries - My Plea


As defined by Holly's Dictionary, "a room in a house that typically sees little to no activity except around the electric kettle, where bagged lettuce often converts to a liquid state in the crisper drawer, and the only beverages to be found are usually 13% alcohol or categorised as 'loose-leaf' or 'espresso grind'."

You never appreciate something until it's gone. I have been without a kitchen for a while now, and I never thought I'd say this, but I'm sick of take-out.

The Kitchen, Step 1 - Obviously, no expense was spared.
I expect those tinfoil and painter's tape window shades to be the next big thing in kitchen design.

Very soon there will be countertops, then I will have a place to set the kettle.

Please, please, please Universe, I promise to be good. I swear I am ready to cook. I have even purchased a brand spanking new set of pots and pans in anticipation of going all Martha the second the kitchen is completed. I have googled The Naked Chef and now know that he is not indeed nekkid (sorta disappointing), but that his name is Jamie Oliver, he's British, knows his way around the kitchen, talks with a slight lisp, and might actually be my soulmate. I even bought... *GASP*... a cookbook. OK, yes, it is a book filled only with cookie recipes, but it is a step in the right direction. Please, I'm begging you O Great Universe, let the installation of the countertops, sink and faucet, and the hooking up of the appliances go smoothly and be done by some time in February. I don't know how much Nutella and toast a person can ingest before it begins to do permanent damage to their intestinal tract and brain function, but I think I'm there.


  1. In response to the comment you left on my blog about Anne of Green Gables; I freaking love the Megan Follow movies! You don't understand, the first one came out when I was like four and my mom raised me on those movies. I can quote the first one like nobodies business! I didn't like the other two movies quite as much because I'm a huge Gilbert fan and I didn't like seeing Anne off with all those other guys. But the ending of the third movie makes me bawl!

  2. Oh Jamie Oliver is such a gem, if my Mother was twenty years younger I think she'd snatch him up. I hope your cooking adventures go well and look forward to reading all about them. Although the disasters will be infinitely funnier.

  3. But according to the little ticker on the side there, you can in fact lose weight on toast and Nutella. Unless that's all in intestine.