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brokenbetty

Member since Sep 2010 • Last active Jan 2020
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    Ha, small virtual world! I do remember you talking about bikes now I think...

    +1 for March!

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    @leggy_blonde do I know you from another snow forum?

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    Husband says thank you ;)

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    A company called Barncrest, but website seems to redirect to Norfolk Oak now. I do remember posting about them on here a few years ago and general feeling was other online places were cheaper, but we did find the whole thing very smooth. Though as I said, we made sure the layout was just straight runs so it would be easy to fit.

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    ALL THE TOAST!!!

    Got it from ebay for £15 bundled with a Dualit toastie maker, from some greasy spoon in Manchester area. Took a LOT of cleaning but it's a toast-making tank!

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    Reality shots from tonight...in all its scruffy glory. Husband hasn't got round to putting trim above the high cupboards yet

    The worktops are different heights because I'm 5 foot 1 and galley kitchens can feel like being in a trench, also stuff like mixing cakes where you have to reach over a big bowl is easier at table heigh than worktop height.

    We used to have a shallow washing machine behind a white cupboard which was a bit slicker but it died. Next round of refurb will create a separate utility so we didn't worry about getting a slimline this time.

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    2 ticks...

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    Anyone on here ever had a go at fitting their own kitchen?

    Husband custom built ours out of ply and salvage retro teak and glass doors. We planned it to be simple, eg a freestanding cooker and straight runs without corners so no joining worktops. We had the worktops cut to shape including the undermount sink cutout which he fitted with me as unskilled labour. He did the plumbing but not the gas. We also bought a 60s drawer unit (teak retro, matches the doors) rather than build a drawer unit, 'cos that's hard.

    It's not the design level of some of the stuff shared on here but we like it.

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    I work at an asset manager and organise the office ski weekend. Do I win the thread / first place against the wall?

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