Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Cooker Quest

We seem to have spent the best part of last week in the car, searching for a cooker. To Poitiers, down to Bordeaux, over to La Rochelle and Niort more than once, but we have chosen one at last. Its a Falcon here in France, but Range Master in the UK, and what is frustrating is that the same model in the UK is about 400€ cheaper. Does anyone have room in their suitcase to bring one over? We’ve picked a kitchen too which will be delivered in 4 to 6 weeks. We were torn between fitted and free-standing but there’s assorted plumbing that runs round the room, so we thought fitted would be better. It will hide all sorts of sins. There’s work to do before it arrives, walls to rub down and paint, walls to plaster, sockets to put in and old radiator pipes to remove, plus worktop and handles to choose. The weather had been awful at the end of last week, and just as we’d decided to start work on the kitchen, it’s perked up. A lovely 20 degrees is forecast for the next few days, so the weeding has started again, plus tomorrow will be rotovating the veg patch ready to plant spuds and veg seeds.

Weeds

10 comments:

  1. It always seems to be a choice between buying locally and sometimes paying more or buying from the UK and having shipping costs. what is generally certain is that you probably lose out whichever way you do it!

    However, good thing is that you have chosen the one you want.

    You can't win with the weather either!

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    1. The hardest part for me is choosing. The kitchen is one of the most expensive rooms to do in a house, so it has to be right x

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  2. The garden is looking great, you are working very hard. So pleased that after all your deliberations and hundreds of kilometres have produced the kitchen that you wanted. Good luck with all the work that is involved. xx

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    1. And there have been lots of deliberations. Can't wait to rip out the worktops and you have seen how disgusting they are :) x

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  3. Nice to have the kitchen being sorted out, and looking forward to seeing how work progresses.

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    1. Will definitely be posting pics as we go x

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  4. You will be happy when the kitchen is fixed up. Is there no way you can get the kitchen things from the UK? Man in a van is back and forth all the time. The weather is just great at the moment, long may it last :) Keep well Diane

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    1. We had thought about that, but I was worried about invalidating the guarantee once it left the country. Will look into it though x

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  5. The lovely weather has reached us too - finally!
    I know your cooker/kitchen quest will pay off with a fabulous result. Looking forward to the before & after photos x

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    1. Before and afters will definitely be taken. Looks like the good weather will be here for the next week too. Enjoy your sunshine x

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