Monday 31st March

Went to the dentist this morning for a check up and nothing needs doing. Yipee……also not another appointment for a whole year…yipee again!!!!

We have been looking at kitchens again and not coming up with any firm ideas. I want to paint the doors and Harry prefers wood. I like freestanding and he prefers fitted. He also likes all the gadgets and wire baskets fitted in units and I hate them. I forsee some compromises having to be made.

Looks like we may buy some kitchen cabinet carcases and the worktop, then decide on the doors. I think we have come to a decision on the carcases but now a decision as to the worktop………HELP!!!!

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Sunday 30th March

Today is going to be spent clearing the kitchen and ripping out cupboards and removing tiles……..beginning to wonder why we started it all!

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This is all going to take much longer than we thought. Work in progress:

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Its now nearly eleven pm and this is my sink area:

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My cooker and fridge

This is the cooker I’m hoping to get:

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And this is the fridge:

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Update on kitchen

Harry has just watched a DVD on laying laminate floors and now realises he needs to work across the kitchen. Therefore I am now working on emptying all the cupboards so they can be moved. The fridge freezer also needs moving so that has been emptied and advertised on freecycle – have new one being delivered on Thursday. Until then we can use the chiller we have for drinks – its only small but will be okay as a temporary fridge.

Its really amazing what I’m finding in the cupboards. I have some lovely pieces and they have all been hidden away – well no longer. I am definitely going to have some open shelves in the new kitchen

Clearing kitchen

I need to clear a lot of my kitchen as we are redoing it. I have loads of bowls, dishes etc to get rid of and am not sure which to keep and which to freecycle. Here are some that I need to choose from:

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Have just got rid of 4 pyrex type but not pyrex casserole dishes on freecycle….woman coming later this afternoon……yipee.

Here are some more pics:

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So far I  am being very good. Have decided to get rid of the small white dishes and the small glass bowls. And I think I’ll put my salad set – beech large bowl and 4 small bowls on freecycle………I can always start collecting again when my kitchen’s finished!

 

Saturday 29th March

Going out this morning to look at work benches [ joy, oh what, joy!!] for Harry and then to look for some kitchen flooring. Want to get some laminate tiles …..trouble is most are either very light or very dark; but I do remember some nice ones I saw in Topps tiles a few weeks ago, so I’m hoping my memory isn’t playing tricks on me. Would love proper tiles but they are a pain to lay and are very cold under foot. The laminate tiles I’m after are the ones that are in a strip and click together.

Hope also to buy a ceramic sink:

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Bought the taps yesterday:

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Friday 28th March

Have just been to Felixstowe library to take some books back and collect my reservations.

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One of the books I got out was this:

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It looks really good and I think I may later buy my own copy.