An Unexpected Benefit: The first visit back in February came together last minute, so when started packing some useful bits and pieces into boxes on a Tuesday after work, suddenly realised that the kitchen contained many more useful (and duplicated) items than previously imagined.
The Result: So, now the tiny London kitchen's previously bulging and overflowing cupboards are now really spacious and organised...and the chalet is actually pretty well stocked in the interim with almost everything a decent kitchen needs to function and feed hungry skiers post-mountain. Props to the most brilliant and useful item - the slow cooker - which actually deserves its own post in tribute to an essential piece of skiing kit. In the end only had to supplement the surplus and pre owned London items with a few glasses and a couple of bowls.
The Peculiar 'Essential': There were some pretty weird things that made it out there though, probably due to packing in a super rush - the weirdest being two full pots of fennel seeds. Which means that we originally had three in London. Not exactly the most popular kid in the Spice Rack anyway - let alone three pots' worth. So we may not have had a table to eat off, or indeed a proper bed to sleep in, but we *did* have two pots of fennel seeds. Phew.
Spring Clearout: Not suggesting buying a chalet is the *most* cost effective way to spring clean/ clear out dusty corners of a tiny urban kitchen, but as a one off, it has turned out to be a welcome unexpected benefit rather than a proper hassle.