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B-Day+222: lift off!

21:40 on December 2nd 2010 was an historic moment, never to be forgotten. After some final checks we pushed the start button, closed the door and waited expectantly. There were a few clicks, splashes and whirrs and then a gentle hum as the Siemens iQ300 dishwasher set to work on it’s inaugural mission (quick wash 45 deg).

I think this was why we wanted an extension in the first place – the old kitchen had no room for such luxuries!

Oh we also put the remaining doors on the kitchen units so things are looking more complete – although there’s still loads to do.

Photos tomorrow…

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B-Day+165: Screed indeed

The screed is done!  This means the extension is out of bounds for a few days – here’s a picture looking out:

And another picture looking back in (note the parapet wall is capped!)

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B-Day +10: Trenches!

The first of the trenches have been dug and ready for pouring concrete tomorrow (hopefully).  The kitchen lean-to has disappeared completely.

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Ich bin ein Berliner!

We got back from a weekend break in Berlin yesterday – what an awesome city!  Will definitely be going back for a 2nd bite of die Kirsche.  Can’t think of anywhere else where the echoes of history are very much alive.

The Berlin Bunker tour was fascinating – a chilling insight into Berlin’s darkest days.

The hotel Ku’Damm 101 wasn’t all that great.  Looks like they took the minimalism theme one step too far as it felt more like a hospital / office block, not exactly cosy.  However, it was spotlessly clean and fairly reasonable priced.

More about our trip to Berlin to follow…

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