Second kitchen sink drama

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Second kitchen sink drama

Postby Ben@Forest » 13 Mar 2015, 3:47pm

I expect most will have read about Ed Miliband's second kitchen crisis. It's pretty ludicrous stuff really but I do think he and his wife deliberately kept the journo and photographer out of their much bigger other kitchen.

However what interested me was their friend's assertion that it wasn't a kitchen because there wasn't room for a table and to sit down in there. For the first ten years of my co-habiting then married life we had no room for a table in the kitchen. it was one of those kitchens where you could turn 180 degrees and go from cooking to washing up. Even in our present house we have a kitchen table and two chairs but it's too cramped to sit there really, it's more a useful place to put stuff before going out or putting it away properly. So is a kitchen not a kitchen if you can't sit down?

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Re: Second kitchen sink drama

Postby gaz » 13 Mar 2015, 4:08pm

The kitchen is the place where the emergency tyre levers (aka spoons) are kept.
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Re: Second kitchen sink drama

Postby Mick F » 13 Mar 2015, 4:35pm

Kitchen, or dining room, or kitchen diner?

By definition, kitchen is:
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Our kitchen, is a kitchen diner.
We have a kitchen and a big table that will seat two easily, and up to six at a squeeze.

The big table is sometimes a bicycle workbench, a jigsaw puzzle table, sewing machine surface, and many various other things. It's 3ft by 4ft of solid pine. :D
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Re: Second kitchen sink drama

Postby cjchambers » 13 Mar 2015, 7:45pm

Tories accusing a Labour politician of being posh? It's simply beyond parody.

Mick F wrote:Our kitchen, is a kitchen diner.
We have a kitchen and a big table that will seat two easily, and up to six at a squeeze.

The big table is sometimes a bicycle workbench, a jigsaw puzzle table, sewing machine surface, and many various other things. It's 3ft by 4ft of solid pine. :D

My kitchen is my dining room and my bedroom. Such is life in a one bedroom studio . . . for the monthy rent of a three bed house in my home town up north.

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Re: Second kitchen sink drama

Postby Mick F » 13 Mar 2015, 8:42pm

When we first married, we rented a tiny top floor room in Southsea.
One double bed, a dressing table, a chest of draws, a elderly gas cooker, a wash basin, one double electric socket, a suspect gas fire, and a threadbare armchair.
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Re: Second kitchen sink drama

Postby 661-Pete » 13 Mar 2015, 8:43pm

Our kitchen is postage-stamp sized. There is a pull-out table which normally tucks under one of the worktops when not in use. When extended, the remaining space isn't enough to swing a ratatouille in....

But we enjoy the luxury of being able to escape to our holiday place in France, where we have a full-size kitchen. Dining table and all... :mrgreen:
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Re: Second kitchen sink drama

Postby rjb » 13 Mar 2015, 9:41pm

you lot sound like 4 yorkshiremen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe1a1wHxTyo

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Re: Second kitchen sink drama

Postby al_yrpal » 13 Mar 2015, 11:37pm

Isnt it a sad state of affairs when the leader of the party that broadly represents the interests of the working people of our country appears to want to hide his wealth? Why should anyone have to try to appear like one of the working classes unless he isnt? I have seen quite a few shots of Cameron cooking in the kitchen obviously attempting to appear 'ordinary'. What a carve up, they must think we are all morons!

However, a kitchen is a kitchen whatever it is. Its a place where you prepare food. It neednt have a table, but IMO its great if it does because its a place where families can gather to eat together which IMO is good for everyone.

We extended our house 30 years ago and added a single story bigger kitchen, I totally refurbished it in 2006 doing everything myself and this was the result. It still looks just like new and its the heart of our house. Bike repairs get done in the garage which never contains a car..



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Re: Second kitchen sink drama

Postby gaz » 13 Mar 2015, 11:45pm

Less than a week after the revelation that it's al_"two lawns"_yrpal we now discover he has an East Kitchen and a West Kitchen too :wink: .
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Re: Second kitchen sink drama

Postby al_yrpal » 14 Mar 2015, 12:27am

gaz wrote:Less than a week after the revelation that it's al_"two lawns"_yrpal we now discover he has an East Kitchen and a West Kitchen too :wink: .


Yeah, well, unlike Millipede I have nothing to be embarrassed about... :?

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Re: Second kitchen sink drama

Postby Redvee » 14 Mar 2015, 12:54am

cjchambers wrote:My kitchen is my dining room and my bedroom. Such is life in a one bedroom studio . . . for the monthy rent of a three bed house in my home town up north.


Not quite that bad here, but the kitchen is where I watch TV, surf the net, sit on the sofa, work on my bikes or the living room has an electric cooker and washing machine in it and two bikes.

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Re: Second kitchen sink drama

Postby PaulB » 17 Mar 2015, 2:39pm

Of course, "up north" we used to call it the "Back Kitchen" where the washing and cooking was done. I believe we have what is called a 'Galley Kitchen' which is very narrow. You can't open the oven door and washing machine door at the same time as they will hit each other and block the entire area!

I'm always amused when I see the "Location...." type programmes and the prospective buyers complaining about a small kitchen which appears to be the size of centre court at Wimbledon! They also complain about road noise but have no qualms about creating road noise for other householders as they drive to their quiet country seat.