Monday, 20 November 2017

Hesperus


The kitchen fitters are a cheerful duo.
After ripping out the old units they presented me with eight washing powder balls, two dog toys, various bits of cutlery and a mummified scotch egg! All items which had rolled away from daylight view!
" You'd be surprised what we find hidden away inside old kitchens " Shawn, the lead fitter told me
 "bottles of booze are the most common " 
Roll on Friday! 

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  1. Just needs a pot sink and a wooden draining board,
    that would do for me lol. Oh maybe one of those wooden plate racks too. Hope it doesnt take too long to complete.

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    1. I have a wooden plate rack

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  2. Can't wait to see the finished room.

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  3. Bottles of Booze might come in handy before this is finished.

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    1. I'm sure john has plenty of gin on hand...

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  4. A mummified scotch egg? I never knew you had been to Egypt!

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  5. It'll be worth it in the end! I bet the dogs will be glad to get their toys back! :)

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  6. There would be no bottles of booze hidden here. I would find them.

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  7. I bet it feels big.

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  8. How on earth did you of all people manage to lose a Scotch egg?!

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    1. I'm losing my touch..it was fur covered

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  9. Exciting !

    cheers, parsnip

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  10. I LOVE the wall and floor finishes (UNfinishes?)! Is that what they call neuveau-rustic? You are SO daring!

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  11. You are getting there. I found an old Beatles card behind one of my old cabinets.

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  12. The best cheese grater is behind the stove. Laura will do something to get it back before she moves.
    Oh, your Hesperus will become a Tiffany's. You will be so happy.

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  13. My parents house was an old stone place built in the reign of Queen Victoria. Over the years the back wall, behind which was the kitchen, started to bulge outwards and by the mid 1980's needed to be fixed. It was constructed of a brick interior wall and a stone outer with the gap between filled with rubble which had settled over the years forcing the stone outwards. The remedy was to take down both walls. Out of the deal mum got a new kitchen. Between the two walls was a packet of players cigarettes that must have fallen into the gap during aprevious repair. Inside the pack was a collectable card that was printed "Edward VII, Our King Emperor" with a picture of said king. He was king from 1901 to 1910 so, at the time we found it the packet had been there for at least 75 years!

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    1. How interesting.....nothing here
      Ike that! Just a mummified miniature scotch egg

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  14. Good luck with that....it'll look stunning when done...and there's a shabby chic to it now!

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    1. It looks like Coventry AFTER the bimbing

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  15. How on earth did that Scotch egg get away!

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    1. I'm kicking myself

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    2. Ruth Ellershaw11:02 pm

      I found a shrivelled sausage behind the cooker when my kitchen was refurbed. Story of my life xx

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  16. Finished by Friday? Wow you've got some speedy workmen there!
    How are you coping? Microwaved ready meals on paper plates?
    Looking forward to seeing your super new kitchen.

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    1. That's the plan..it's bound to go wrong

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    2. John, you remind me of a poster I had years ago: Blessed are they who expect nothing, for they shall not be disappointed . . .!!

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  17. 1000 year old egg??

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  18. Looks very rustic indeed.

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  19. Well this is the 'before' - hope we get the 'after' on Saturday at the latest.

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  20. I hope all goes well. The last time we moved the fridge there was enough cat hair behind it to make another cat.

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  21. I love mine / wooden plate rack , but love the dishwasher more. You made me count...
    I have lived through 4 or 5 kitchen and bath renovations..kitchen is easier.

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  22. I was appalled at how dirty the kitchen was when we did our renovation. And there was enough fur under the units to knit another cat. If only I could knit.
    I hope Friday comes quickly for you.

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  23. The irony of the wreck of the Hesperus with a whirlpool of a washing machine contained therein. Can't wait to see the finished kitchen - roll on Friday! xx

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  24. This is exciting. I can't wait for it all to be finished. It's going to be beautiful.

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  25. My husband installed our new kitchen in 2000. It took six months and there is still a missing piece of skirting board! I hope never to live through that again

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  26. My advice to my daughter was to marry a man who is completely useless with tools and makes lots of money - that way you can hire people to do work for you. My wonderful husband did the whole tear down, floor, ceiling, trim work himself. We did have someone build the cabinets and install them. It was a very long few months. Enjoy having someone do the work for you!! Can't wait to see the finished product. -Jenn

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  27. Is that mold on your wall? I hope the rest of this moves smoothly. We did most of the kitchen changes before we moved in....then did it all again.

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  29. I am surprised that the dogs didn't sniff out that scotch egg as soon as it was lost and pester you to take the kitchen apart to retrieve it! I can't even leave a small dog treat outside the jar as they can smell it and want it!

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