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The Kitchen Video Blog

"I'm totally not going to do that." 

That's what I said to Jen at the Madhouse when she tagged me and asked me to make a video blog of my kitchen. Seriously? A blog about a kitchen? 

But then I thought about it. 

The truth is, I am a domestic GODDESS. My kitchen is like a shrine to good cooking and housewifely skills. I would be depriving you, friends, by not sharing with you the secrets of my kitchen. 

So, here it is. A video blog of my kitchen. Watch it and weep. No really, you'll weep. 


The Kitchen Video Blog from Sally Whittle on Vimeo.


Being a truly terrible blogger (as well as a shockingly bad cook) I forgot I'm supposed to tag some other bloggers to expose themselves for my entertainment. Honestly, I'm not sure who to go for because I kind of suspect most people will say, "NO WAY" but on the offchance I'll invite the following suckers bloggers to join in:

Mummy from the Heart (because she's too nice to say no) 

Cooking, Cakes and Children (because she really is a proper cook) 

Baby Budgeting (because I bet she knows how to do stuff in the kitchen) 




Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She's also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world's coolest ten year old.

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Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She's also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world's coolest ten year old.


  1. Claire PR Mummy

    Hilarious. I’ve made some notes and will be following in your domestic goddess footsteps shortly…. or not – my mug cupboard will never be that organised.

  2. Home Office Mum

    Oh I am inpsired to go forth and plumb things. Incidentally (techy Q) how do you get the text on the video? Do you need to be super clever?

  3. Sally Whittle

    An organised mug cupboard brings sunshine to the gloomiest of days.

  4. Sally Whittle

    Thanks – it’s stupidly easy. Open video in Windows Movie Maker. Click ‘add subtitle’, type subtitle, click enter. Done.

  5. Hatster

    Some might say there’s an element of OCD in them there cupboards, Whittle!

  6. Sally Whittle

    You know what? If it’s not a right angle, it’s a WRONG angle. That’s what I say.

  7. kat

    Er, Old Mother Hubbard, those cupboards are disappointing.

  8. Trish @ Mum's Gone to

    Ah this is just fabulous, Sally. I love ‘stuff’ areas and you have the same toaster as me.
    We are getting a new kitchen starting Monday so I am in chucking-out mode at the moment – all the lovely ‘stuff’ in my drawers has been chucked into a box instead, to be put back into a drawer in the new kitchen.

  9. Marylin

    Please tell me you cleaned it all before taking this video…. it’s not that clean usually, right?

  10. TheMadHouse

    I can say that this kitchen is not staged this is how is does look and yes I have been in trouble for not lining things up in the fridge too

  11. Sally Whittle

    Nice – hope your new kitchen holds lots of ‘stuff’

  12. Sally Whittle

    Um, there’s three enormous bags of empty beer bottles, a sledgehammer hole in the door and last night’s pizza box. If I was going for the ‘staged’ look, this wouldn’t be it!

  13. The Coffee Lady

    I love it when people point to two or three isolated things as evidence of mess.
    Look, I know a lot of people. And you and Jen – you’re just NOT NORMAL.

  14. Tattie Weasle

    I am SO impressed with your DIY skills esp your calm in the face of horror being trapped in the downstairs loo by a vibrating washing mahcine. In total awe and still think you are way too orgainsed I mean look at how neat and co-orindated the drying up cloth and oven gloves are! Love it!

  15. Sally Whittle

    I don’t even know how you can say that when I have both tuna and Marmite.

  16. Julia, KidsTravel2

    Don’t really quite know why but I watched this from beginning to end – and it’s a Friday night tooooo!

  17. Sally Whittle

    Ah, I am so far from awe-inspiring in the kitchen it’s not funny.

  18. Michelle Twin Mum

    Loving your kitchen. Tooster that matces th eunits, Genius! One day I will aspire to that look. Mich x

  19. geekmummy

    Sledgehammer through door notwithstanding, I am impressed at anyone who can keep their kitchen that clean. Odd little groupings of “stuff” is nothing, trust me…
    By the way, where did you get your “a clean house is a sign of a broken computer” sign? I want one!

  20. Rosie Scribble

    Your kitchen is slightly cleaner than mine, have to say. I do like your baking powder collection and good to see the mug cupboard is in order. This is now the third time I have referred to your mug cupboard in a comment. I may do it again. A recurring theme, so to speak. 🙂

  21. Merry

    Oh man. My house will never be that tidy. And I have a cleaner.

  22. Kerry

    You have reminded me that I have to organise my boiler service thank you for that. And what a gorgeous kitchen xx

  23. Sally Whittle

    To be fair it’s a coincidence – the toaster was from our old house which had oak units…

  24. Sally Whittle

    Erm, actually, I think we picked it up at the gift shop at the Seaview Wildlife Centre on the IOW last month – but I’m sure they must be fairly common!

  25. Sally Whittle

    I am considering a new blog banner based around mugs, in that case.

  26. Sally Whittle

    Really? It’s not super tidy. It can be tidier. But I forced myself not to tidy before filming. Now I think I might be a bit OCD. Erm…

  27. Sally Whittle

    Ha! I still haven’t booked my boiler service. Or called the passport office. Or paid the water bill. You might wonder why I’m faffing around on the Internet in that case…

  28. claire

    Are you sure thats your kitchen and not one from the popular daytime soap ‘Neighbours’. Far to clean and tidy not to be a TV one…

  29. Amy

    Wow – your kitchen is super tidy! Thanks for the tag *rushes off to clean and tidy kitchen* 😉

  30. geekmummy

    I’ll keep my eyes open on my many shopping excursions 😉

  31. Michelle Twin Mum

    You know what, I’m saying no! Sorry love. Until yesterday I had a video on my blog of my whole house, so this would have fit in fine but upon thinking more I took it down. My kitchen is most detested room in my house so to have to labour over it would kill me.
    Not that nice, do I get blacklisted now?
    Mich x

  32. TheBoyandMe

    I think I love you just a little bit more now. I am in awe at your fridge and recycling. I too have several tubs ot baking powder, one opened, three unopened. Every time I go to buy bicarbonate of soda I get muddled up and pick up the wrong thing. Then I come home and groan.


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