Will Awdry and D&AD copywriting challenge: “Everything you love and hate about…”

Everything you love about kitchens

Ups and downs. The cup of tea for minds and hands in trying times. A family death only has a handful of appropriate reactions. Numbness has a place in the kitchen, in the kettle.

The oldest friends. Mugs and chopping boards that have existed for yonks. Mafia pasta cook-ups, sticky floors from beer pong tours and breakfast after the night before.

Everything you hate about kitchens

Porridge. Melted cheese. Scouring pads stabbing soft, plump fingertips. The desperate struggle to be rid.

Leaving for good. Cleaning enough to claim the precious deposit, hidden behind inch-thick grease on the oven door.

Not to mention that attention starved smoke alarm.