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Nine Months and Counting

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Like an ageing locomotive long past its usefulness being kept on the rails by a band of well meaning enthusiasts, our renovation grinds and wheezes its way towards the buffers at an ever decreasing speed. As I sit and write this I'm quaffing my third glass of red wine ...Read More

First Sighting of the Units in Situ

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The floor run of the units are finally in place. Rather charmingly Wifey asked me if I thought they might date quickly. I explained that they’re already over 50 years old and were as likely to date as my moustache, but on reflection I’m not quite sure what that means ...Read More

The Floor is Down and …

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I think I've mentioned before that the Wifey side of the family is not cursed by any sense of urgency, but in this case her excess diligence is really paying off. The floor looks fantastic!Read More

We have flooring at last

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I'll be honest though, I'm much more excited the arrival of our toilet on Tuesday. No it's not one of those Japanese ones that analyses your stool and emails your doctor for you, but it does have one of those funky modern lids that you let go of an watch it lower itself gently! Meanwhile and actually far more importantly, on Tuesday we finally took delivery of our flooring.Read More

English Rose Kitchen units for sale

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Now that we know what we're using, we have a bunch of English Rose Kitchen units for sale. Get 'em while they're hot! Oh and we can tell you where to get them painted too.Read More

No really, this time I mean it – Monday is the day

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We were supposed to start the kitchen renovation Monday week ago - we were supposed to last Monday - this Monday REALLY is the day and we just ate our last me out of the old kitchen. But just how crap can we make it look before it gets ripped out ...?Read More

All our worldly goods … 10 years of accumulation

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We put down a deposit on some storage space this week and are now setting about the task of doing an inventory of everything to move into it. But before we get onto that, it's 10 years this Thursday since I moved in, alone, with only a borrowed sleeping bag and some loyal Swedish friends to my name!Read More

An accordion isn’t exactly a piece of kitchen equipment

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OK an accordion isn't traditionally considered a necessary item for the kitchen, but I just acquired one today and it most certainly is vintage.Read More

We have a timeline!

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Our contractor came round today to take another look and discuss the schedule. His biggest problem at the moment is that he still doesn't have a clue as to what English Rose Kitchen units look like aside from the one small top unit I could show him (remember our entire collection is still in my parents' garage).Read More

How Can I Get My Fridge?

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English Rose Kitchens - how can I get my fridge up from Dorset?Read More