No recipe today, folks. Instead I thought I’d give you brief narrative of my latest musings of life..
Well, I’m married! As of last Saturday 23rd January, I became Mrs Velosa-Ayres when I was lucky enough to marry my soulmate. People often ask, how does it feel now you’re married? It’s a tricky one to answer, ultimately, it feels no different. It’s hard to explain. What does the feeling of marriage feel like?
There are some things to note, like every now and then remembering and getting a surge of excitement, getting used to a new name and being referred to as a ‘wife’ or ‘Mrs’. In our day and age however, we were already like a married couple anyway as I think most marriages are these days. We lived together, shared our lives and belongings and earnings and time and made decisions together, supported one another and loved one another.
Nevertheless, why is it that after a life event such as marriage, we seem to want to plan more? Whether it be starting a family or buying a house or getting a dog. For me, it’s been getting a new kitchen and rescuing more chickens!
I’ve found myself dreaming about kitchen ideas even though it’s not all that long ago that we updated our kitchen. I just need more surfaces, I’d love an island, but it’s just not big enough.
Trouble is, I’ve got so much ‘stuff’, appliances, ornaments, utensils, gadgets, pots and pans, and let’s face it, junk, that is largely unused and still in its original packaging, but its got a bunny rabbit on it and ‘I might need it, someday’.
Kitchens are just such a vital part of a home and whilst searching for our cottage to rent in Wales for our honeymoon, the deciding factor was ultimately on the merits of the kitchen.
I’m pretty sure that while I fantasise about my new, improved kitchen with workspace all around (that will inevitably become laden with stuff and I’ll then need more surfaces…), my new husband is fantasising about hiring a skip and throwing out everything. I can’t blame him, I mean, I do have a chopping board that you’re not allowed to actually chop on. You have to put a chopping board on the chopping board. It looks nice. Ok, I sound like a crazy person.
As for the chickens, well I’ve already got 6 hens due to be rescued from a battery farm in March. Plus a stray young pullet found her way into the wildlife hospital where I work and so I’m fighting over her but she has many admirers. I also have lavish plans for large walk in enclosures in the garden. But then I remember that money doesn’t grow on trees…
Ultimately, we need a bigger house, a bigger kitchen, a bigger garden and loads of room and facilities to rescue more animals. I hope to be well enough to return to work in the late spring, then to finish my degree in September and then maybe we can turn some of these plans into reality…
…Starting with the kitchen, of course!
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