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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

No kitchen, no shower room, no living room

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I finally gave the go ahead for the boys to rip out the kitchen and bathroom on Tuesday. During the process they had to lift part of the floor to get to the stopcock and turn the water off for a few minutes. It was a couple of hours before we noticed that our cat Smirkle was missing and we weren't really sure where she was until we heard wild mewing noises from under our feet ...Read More

Reviewing our finances

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We're just about ready to rock with the kitchen renovation, so, partly in light of the credit crunch, we decided to review where we are financially. Amazingly the answer is that simply by removing unnecessary direct payments from our bank account we can afford AN EXTRA HOLIDAY A YEAR!Read More

How to Paint the Units

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Investigation into how to paint vintage 50s kitchen unitsRead More

Taking a Breather

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So where are we now? We have the lot from Leeds and the 3 wall units from Consett.

We’ve paid for the lot from Poole and also the American style fridge/freezer from up the road from Poole. We need to work out how to get both of these.

Then there’s the lot that are somewhere in Northern Ireland. I’ve emailed him again for photos and to let me know where in NI he lives. We’re rather keen on the mad idea of a trip over there to pick it up and have already priced up a van (reasonable) and the ferry (extortionate!). Gary says he’ like to come with us for the trip.

Oh and finally, we paid for a stove a couple of weeks back an we haven’t seen hide nor hair of it. Must chase today.

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My First Contact with Wall Units

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Today I have seen, for the first time with my own eyes, some English Rose Kitchen walls units. My life is now completeRead More

They’re Loiners But They Don’t Know it

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Did you know that people from Leeds are called Loiners?Read More