hello old bean!
happy monday. sit down. i’ll put the pot on.
and you can tell me a sea story!
you know . . .
if you’ve been a peanut reader from the very beginning
that would be about 126 posts . . .
then you know how the peanut came to be.
but if you’re not from the start . . .
i’ll be brief.
there is a captain.
yes. an honest to goodness sea captain.
with the papers and experience to prove it.
he has this blog.
he also happens to be a minimalist.
that’s why i started reading his blog in the first place.
you know how i love all things simple and minimal!
i kept commenting on his blog
as i tend to do . . .
and he finally announced he thought it was time i had my own.
i’ve never figured out if he thought that was a good way to
just get me out of his pirate hair or what . . . !!! LOL.
(it didn’t by the way)
but anyhow . . .
to make this long story shorter ~
i have never lived on a boat. he does. a sailboat.
and i follow another wonderful blog
leslie’s . . . http://asimplelifeafloat.blogspot.com
she lives on a boat too. a cruise a home . . .
‘ the lily ‘.
she lives with adorable little scruffy face . . . maisie
that she rescued
after her beloved lily died.
‘our’ beloved lily . . . because i fell in love with her too . . .
she was a blind yellow lab and leslie was
her seeing eye person.
there is a tribute to lily in my category ‘the good ones.’
there are beautiful pictures of her there
after you read this post . . .
you should read it and meet her. you’ll never forget her.
but then i’m digressing again . . . even if wonderfully and sadly so.
what do you say does this all have in common
with this 126th post on the land locked peanut you say?
oh. hahaha. too many says in there.
you say a lot. i must say!
it’s the galley.
i loves me a galley kitchen! i do!
i’ve heard tell that a real chef can prepare an unbelievable
meal for at least 6 or 8 people
in a little galley like these that i’m going to show you . . .
i’m not a chef.
i don’t even cook that much for ONE. ME!
i eat very simply. as you might imagine.
i have never complained about a small kitchen.
i just love their workability. their humility. their beauty.
and so now . . .
without further ado . . .
feast your eyes on these little beauties!
a tad on the cluttered side for me. but still . . .
LOVE this one. something about wood and nautical blue.
but then i do so like clean WHITE too! hard to choose.
the light makes this one work for me.
a window over the sink.
and probably only just a few $$$$$$ ! LOL. you know. only.
but hey . . . you can always incorporate some of the ideas.
yup. clean white. and again ~ blue ~
just a lovely sea color
and . . . the window over the sink! yay.
be still my heart!
i just got back from reading a wonderful book
out there on that sun and shadow dappled deck
and now i’m going to fix myself a salad.
then i might just take a nap on my little rack there.
oh the life of a land locked sailor!
it’s wonderful old bean.
if only in my mind! LOL.
and . . .
since i get vertigo at the drop of a hat now . . .
that’s probably where it will stay.
but i dream. i do dream.
on the river thames no doubt.
you better watch that first step.
or you might just eat some wood for lunch.
with stainless steel for dessert.
the secret to any galley . . . any kitchen really . . .
to me anyway
is to keep it clear.
the small countertops then don’t drive you crazy.
you don’t grow to hate the tiny space.
you respect it for what it is.
you keep it ship-shape and bristol fashion.
there is something about the life on a boat.
the keeping of things.
the coiling of ropes so one doesn’t trip.
the owning of only that which one needs.
the life well lived of one
who values the sky
the nature of things. the changeability of life.
here’s to the humble galley old bean.
and to sea stories
and to good friends
we’re all in this together.
it’s rather fun isn’t it!
til soon old bean!
this post is dedicated to someone.
‘ island dreamin Julia ‘
who will someday soon
and cooking in her own little galley
‘ lucky dog ‘
with her best shipmate Lucky.
wish her well! and picture it happening for her!