Pre Meeting 12th January 2016

Time is passing quickly, It’s nearly two months since the broad terms of our contract with Tyler Wilson were agreed. Since then due to various things not much progress has been made. Canal time has taken hold, but with the new year we hope to stop the flow passing us by.

Glass worktops and splash backs.

With a meeting planned next week to progress the layout and design more we headed to Nottingham to refresh our minds on some finishes that we had seen. Castle Meadow retail park provided us with various manufacturers of kitchens. Looking round the show rooms gives you an idea mainly of what you don’t want. New fashions seem not to be to our taste much.

Pale granite

Five years ago we had lots of work done on our house, giving us a very nice big kitchen. Light coloured granite worktops with dark red gloss cupboards and draws is what we went for there. The paler granites are nice, but glass worktops are also very attractive. My brother has recently used a company for very affordable glass splash backs, sadly they don’t do a thicker worktop.

Small dishwasher on sale

Looking round John Lewis we came across several dishwashers, washing machines that they do. A draw dishwasher was on sale with £80 off, it was a shame that we haven’t finalised the layout yet!

30 L the right size

Sadly no cookers matched our spec and there were no +++A fridges or freezers for us to look at. There was however a table top freezer with 30L capasity. This should be all that we’d need, just a shame it wasn’t +++A. How many times do I see deals on food that we can’t take up due to no freezer. Having a larger store of food would mean shopping less and we’d be able to cruise longer should we choose.

Bathroom a similar feel to this

At the moment our feeling for the bathroom is that what units we have may be a grey blue colour with the shower staying white. Flooring will be an Amtico maybe with a bit of movement in it.

We are looking forward to getting the ball rolling. Ken and Julia are coming to visit us on board NB Lillyanne. This will be good as we can show them the things that we really like about her, like the lockable control panel and it’s position, so you can see all the dials whilst cruising rather than having to bend over to see them. Things like this that we never thought would make a difference would be missed.

The canal in Nottingham