We were a weekend later than expected going up for this visit, because of severe snow conditions last week! Unheard of for November but guess it's just our luck!
Anyway the wait was well worth while as the boat is coming on well now and we can expect late January for completion (as long as weather doesn't halt any of the suppliers or sub-contractors).
Then looking into the boat from the bow we have the saloon with the kitchen behind and a peep into the bathroom (there will be a door when it's finished - we are not THAT open plan!)
close up of the wine rack!!
The kitchen is coming on a treat - the oven and microwave are already there as is our wonderful larder units - on either side of the end of the kitchen, two pull out units with metal shelves to take LOTS of groceries to keep us going when we are on the move.
these photos show them clearly and you can see our shower in the background! As the bathroom is pretty much shown here - and I don't think you need to see the main toilet hiding behind the wall I shall move on down the boat!
opposite this is my office cubbyhole and the washer and tumbler drier so quite an important section of the boat - if not as pretty as the front end!
Now because John likes them are some external shots of the boat - don't despair - it won't look like this next time - Jim and Paul reckon they are getting the painters in to start on the external work next week so the next time we shall see it there should be quite a change. We have confirmed it to be dark green with red and cream trims and a cream roof. Quite traditional colours which we have always liked.
The other exciting part of the visit was going to chose the upholstery pattern for the dining suite and the cushion floor for the baltroom / kitchen area - the rest of the floor will be oak. We have gone for a suprisingly different (for us) fabric - a sort of rich cream brocade with green and terracotta flowers - looks MUCH better than it sounds and a multi-colour diagonal stone tile effect floor. Hopefully it will match the shower panel that is already chosen and in situ as well as the granite effect worksurface that again has already been chosen.
That's pretty much it for this visit - we are going up again after the new year to make the final choices. There is some discussion about putting us in the water further south which would avoid some of the bad weather if it comes in freezing again as some of the canals are frozen after last week. This would be great as far as I'm concerned as it would be less travelling to get us to Cambridge for March but we shall see.... continue to watch this space......