You, me and the kitchen sink
One of the things I love about this series is the kitchens come from all over the world. We can see real kitchens and know that although we are different, we are all basically the same. Today's kitchen is Marian's in the Netherlands.
"I send you pictures of both my kitchens. In my home in Amsterdam my 20 years old kitchen is most of the time tidy without things on the sink. That's because I learned my family to clean up after using the kitchen. In that way I function the best I can with a fulltime job as a teacher and three grown up children (17, 19 and 21 years old) We have a dishwasher but we have to wash a lot by hand too.
The picture of the other kitchen is from my allotment. It's 15 minutes on our bike from our city appartment to reach it. We have a nice garden and a wooden house 26m2 that's made by hand by my husband and his father about 30 years ago. There's no electricity in the cottage but we use a small solarsystem for the lights. In spring and summertime we live in our cottage and enjoy the outdoorlife still close by Amsterdam.
I have two weblogs, both in Dutch, http://www.vuurvlindertje.web-
log.nl is about my daily life and the things I like to make. I just started the other blog http://www.lifeandco.web-log. nl and I will use it to write about our allotment and about our first steps to simple living. We already started baking our own bread, we make our own granola, we are growing our own vegetables. I'm a teacher of textiles and crafts so I can repair and make a lot. It's nice to see how our tiny steps we make to a more simple way of living awakens the thoughts of our children about the way that life is constructed. It gives us all a sort of new consciousness about our lifestyle.
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