Some of you made great guesses and although wrong on this occasion have given me food for thought. A couple of you were absolutely right...or close enough.
It will be a rustic outdoor kitchen.
Suzanne AKA Mrs Enchanted Moments is my inspiration for this project. If I knew where she lived I would go and steal this. As I don't know, I will have to try to re-create the feeling by myself.
This is just the artist's impression and isn't to scale.
We went out with a tape and measured up and this one is to scale.
I have toyed with all sorts of ideas from a pergola attached to the house, a free standing pergola with the kitchen attached but all of these block the view from inside of the ridge and the trees beyond our property. The pergola on the front of the kitchen will offer The Cook a bit of shade if it is hot. An umbrella makes a lot of sense because it is adjustable. If it is a hot day we will all be down in the creek anyway. Those stepping stones lead to the table and chairs under a tree...shady in there.
At this stage, the ground will be granitic sand/gravel. When we are rich one day we can pave it.
The kitchen will come soon, but the pizza oven is a project for later.
We paid a visit to a fabulous second hand building supply yard yesterday. All those goodies just waiting for someone to come by and see their beauty under the dust and cobwebs. This little lovely, or one just like it will be going into this project.
Check out these wonderful pastel pedestal basins. I am having one of those...for another project I have in mind...blue, I think. I wish we had thought through our bathroom refurbishment a bit better now. *sigh*