Choc-a-block

No, not block of choc (oh how I wish).
chocolate-hen choc  choc santas

cad choc chocoholic choc santa


We have been pretty busy today after a late start and been out looking at kitchen units.
One thing about living on a boat is that everything is compact and bijou, therefore space must be utilised to its best advantage and we’re not doing that.
My cupboard under the sink is mainly full of stuff that we don’t use, the cooker and grill are used for storage and the small cupboard Hubby modified in our revamp last year has wasted space at the top housing a radio we never listen to.

Tomorrow, we are off to get the car sorted and will be given a courtesy vehicle.
As we are halfway to a particular chandlery that stocks combined sinks and burners, we will be having an extended field trip and you never know, may come back with one!
It will be far easier to remove everything and start from scratch rather than try to modify what is already in place. The worktop would have to be replaced anyway as it is a moulded design, and we have just noticed the back splashguard is starting to split.

Digital Camera

kitchen (2014) before 2015 lounge revamp

We’ve already had an offer to dispose of our unwanted wood (there are loads of boaters here with log burners), and the units we’ve seen are reasonable, sturdy ( we used them in the cottage) and will give us the chance to have some drawers, as believe it or not, there is not a single drawer on the boat! Drawers will be easier to access than scrabbling about on my knees trying to reach pans that are at the back of the pan cupboard that is part of the cooker.

A drawer with an inset cutlery tray will also be better than the free-standing one (that isn’t really suitable anyway) under the sink that has to be pulled out every time I want to reach something behind or to either side of it!

It means of course another sort out.
Nothing like on the lines of two and a half years ago, but we can stand by our statement that if we haven’t used/wanted/seen it in a year, then we don’t need it do we?
Oh the charity shops are going to love us again.
boat-diy

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth for jelly babies or fruit pastilles. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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