October 1st 2015
Welcome Candy to your blog! I wonder how many blogs out there are written only for their author? Loads, I’m guessing.
This is to be the story of my new kitchen, the tortuous tale of its gestation which I suppose is entering it’s final trimester, and hopefully it’s glorious birth and early weeks (maybe months or even years if I really get into blogging. Some chance, you’re thinking!)
Our builder starts on Monday week. His name is Ian Young, he was recommended by a lady I met at Aqua class, and as Lee pointed out to me the other day we haven’t been to see any of his work! I can’t offer an explanation for that, we just didn’t. Andrew took to him, even though he was wearing a Spurs shirt, and with A’s general antipathy to all things Candy’sKitchen being usually so pronounced, that was the clincher. Here’s hoping…No I have every confidence in him, at the moment. Actually the other clincher was his estimate being the cheapest of the three we got!,
I intend to publish loads of before, during and after pictures, hoping that A will take them for me, what with him being a decent photographer and me not so much.
I’ve taken this shot today, to show a typical day in the old kitchen (not) – freshly baked soda bread, and a frenzy of autumnal sloe gin making.
I’m hoping,no I’m planning that the new kitchen will be like this, productive and satisfying. It better be, or A will have something to say about it.
The actual kitchen (units) is an ex-display from Stellisons, in Chelmsford, the saga of which I will recount here over time – it’s a long story, quite boring! Today’s episode involved the salesman Stewart calling at our house to examine the units to find out which one had fallen off the back of a lorry! The kitchen was delivered to us in August, to make way for the new displays in the store, so it has taken over the dining room, the garage, and half the worktop is in the sitting room. I do have photos, can’t work out how to include them here.
We found out which one was damaged; as luck would have it, it’s one that I wanted to change anyway, from an integrated freezer housing to an oven housing for the second oven. It remains to be seen what Richard, Stewart’s boss wants to charge us for this replacement. I’ll go and see Richard next week- we haven’t met yet – as Stewart is on jury service.
Also today we tried out my chosen Farrow and Ball paint shade on the wall. It’s Dove Tale, oh how I wish it was Elephant’s Breath, but what can you do?
Next time, more progress, more background.