Christmas 2010 was successfully hosted in the new extension, with a good time had by all. After finally finishing the turkey we’ve been busy with various bits and pieces – it seems the little details are taking the longest.
Here’s a video showing the current state of affairs (click on “HD” in the bottom corner for better quality):
And some pictures:
And a picture of a delicious chicken pie we cooked in our new kitchen today, for Sunday lunch with The Mannings:
Most of this weekend was spent sorting through all the dusty boxes of stuff we packed away around 232 days ago. There’s stuff in there we’d forgotten all about – and why have we got four bottles of Worcester Sauce?
The newly installed dishwasher was in almost constant use as all the crockery, pots and pans were given a wash after coming out of storage – and now the cupboards are full!
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.
After hours of knuckle-grazing, arm-bending, neck-cricking work, the kitchen sink is in place.
It was quite an ordeal cutting away the cabinets to give enough space to access the sink clips,while still leaving some cabinet. Then actually fastening the sink clips required some triple-jointed contortions while lying upside down, head in a dark cupboard.
Not the most enjoyable way to spend the evening, especially because this just arrived today!