This is the back wall and where most of our bench space is. It gets lots of sunlight in the morning, which is good for the herbs. I think it's good for me, too, in that it helps to wake me up, along with my coffee, to see all that bright light dancing on the pale green walls. We don't have a kitchen window so I want as many plants in there as possible. Bunches of herbs are nice, too, and that is fresh cut parsley from my mother-in-law's garden. I'm not sure what I cook with it. Any ideas? I bought a cake stand last weekend, and some little cup cake cases. I don't bake very often but as I am going to a picnic on Sunday I think I should see what I can rustle up. I want to make something really lemony and zingy and damp. I'm not usually very sentimental, but this is a polaroid (!) taken in 2004 (!!!) of a room full of tomatoes. Every year, John's family makes tomato salsa (a plain tomato sauce) the same way they have for decades, for the extended families, for the whole year, and we help. As you can imagine, it takes a LOT of tomatoes! I couldn't believe that this stuff would last a whole year in the cupboard but it does, and it is delicious, too. You can taste the freshly torn basil and the wood fire that cooked it. Here is the wall on the right. We bought a trolley from Ikea, which is really useful for our limited space. It is surprisingly sturdy and the wheels actually roll, and I've been popping the pot plants on top and wheeling them about, chasing the sunny spots that makes them stand up straight and turn their faces upwards. I don't usually have a dress hanging there, but it helps to brighten up a bare bit of wall next to the poster of Italy, and it's good to have somewhere to hang the ironing. You can see a bit of our back door, and I really want to paint it. I just have to chose a colour... maybe yellow? And yes, I left the clothes horse there because hey, we have them and need them and I am not ready to hide it under the bed just yet! My thyme is looking a little sickly. It's spending some time with the lemons we picked yesterday evening from the garden. And here is the business side on the left wall, the bit with the sink and the oven that generally doesn't get shown. I thought it was worth marking a rare occasion: no dishes drying on the rack because they're in their cupboards! And at the end of those cupboards are some shelves, which don't have too much to worry about beyond holding my pretty tea cups and flask, and get being tickled by the dangly plant. Which, I think, I need more of – so they will be next for the kitchen!