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Forum: General Trip Planning 19 Oct 20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By simmofamily
We stayed in the Lopesan Baobab Resort in...

We stayed in the Lopesan Baobab Resort in Melonaras, Gran Canaria. Gorgeous resort and I'm sure they had rooms with pools.
Forum: General Chat 12 Oct 20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By simmofamily
Off to Rhodes on Saturday. The government relaxed...

Off to Rhodes on Saturday. The government relaxed the quarantine for 5 other Greek islands last week including Zante and Santorini :)
Check on the government website :)
Forum: General Trip Planning 3 Oct 20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By simmofamily
Yes it can be amended although they wouldn't...

Yes it can be amended although they wouldn't commit to saying it could be cancelled. However they can't fly if there's a quarentine in place so as I see it if it came to the last minute they would...
Forum: General Trip Planning 3 Oct 20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By simmofamily
TUI and First Choice are the same company. If you...

TUI and First Choice are the same company. If you log into your booking on the TUI website you should be able to amend there. Unlike me who's on hold at the moment on the phone. We've already amended...
Forum: General Chat 15 Sep 20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By simmofamily
Natwest do a Essentials Insurance which is for...

Natwest do a Essentials Insurance which is for personal posessions in a house or apartment and aimed at Students. Try them online.
Forum: General Chat 7 Sep 20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By simmofamily
Outdoor Porcelain Paving

Has anyone had porcelain paving for their patio? Looking at having this for outside the kitchen area. Have been quoted 3000 - 3400 for 25 sq mtr all work done. That's digging out, removing, 2...
Forum: General Chat 26 Aug 20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,361
Posted By simmofamily
I also used to escape to Narnia :)

I also used to escape to Narnia :)
Forum: General Chat 14 Aug 20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,370
Posted By simmofamily
Have you thought of Tattershall Lakes? I know a...

Have you thought of Tattershall Lakes? I know a lot of people rave about that site.
Forum: General Chat 10 Aug 20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,165
Posted By simmofamily
We are nearing the end of our kitchen fit. We...

We are nearing the end of our kitchen fit. We have Light grey units and Dove grey island with quartz worktops. The flooring was going to be Karndean but because of flooring problems had to be changed...
Forum: General Chat 8 Aug 20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,481
Posted By simmofamily
We rebooked a holiday to Lanzarote in June to a...

We rebooked a holiday to Lanzarote in June to a week in tenerife in October. Just hoping that the quarantine is lifted by then as I've only just gone back to work this week after being off for 5...
Forum: General Chat 6 Aug 20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By simmofamily
I have slimline wall and floor cupboards on one...

I have slimline wall and floor cupboards on one wall. Think all the food tins/packets and plastic containers will go in those.
Just put the plates in the second drawer with cutlery in the top...
Forum: General Chat 6 Aug 20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,541
Posted By simmofamily
I wish we hadn't thrown our DS's Gameboys. DGS is...

I wish we hadn't thrown our DS's Gameboys. DGS is now getting into playing games on a switch. He's only allowed a hour a day as he's only 5.
We kept everything else, Thomas trains have been the best...
Forum: General Chat 6 Aug 20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By simmofamily
That would be great if you could :) All my...

That would be great if you could :)
All my cutlery is in now. I'm rewashing everything as it's all been in the conservatory for 2 months now and that place needs a good bottoming as we haven't been...
Forum: General Chat 6 Aug 20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By simmofamily
I was thinking of putting plates etc in second...

I was thinking of putting plates etc in second drawer down but worried that they may be too heavy :omg:
I know I see plenty of photos online with them but it's all new to me these large drawers :)...
Forum: General Chat 6 Aug 20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By simmofamily
Deep Drawers on Island

What do you all put in your Island Drawers?
Starting to clean the dust from out of the drawers and cupboards in preparation for the kitchen being finally finished.
There is light at the end of the...
Forum: General Chat 6 Aug 20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,276
Posted By simmofamily
Only you could talk about Beavers MH...

Only you could talk about Beavers MH :grin::grin::d::d:
Forum: General Chat 3 Aug 20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,345
Posted By simmofamily
We wanted a island and every company we went to...

We wanted a island and every company we went to was against it till a local company designed one with slimline cupboards on one side. I was chuffed to bits.
I'd seen a kitchen in Magmet that had a...
Forum: General Chat 2 Aug 20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,345
Posted By simmofamily
I couldn't get a picture of the sandstone other...

I couldn't get a picture of the sandstone other than the thin stick that you can see. The buff is more a darker sandy yellow i thing than the sandstone. The sandstone seems to be the same kind of...
Forum: General Chat 2 Aug 20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,345
Posted By simmofamily
Oh you're an angel in disguise. I'm sure my...

Oh you're an angel in disguise. I'm sure my kitchen fitter must be sick of me as so many things have come up to delay things although not my fault to be fair ;)
I don't know if you saw my previous...
Forum: General Chat 2 Aug 20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,345
Posted By simmofamily
Ohhhh marypoppins maybe you can help me with my...

Ohhhh marypoppins maybe you can help me with my wall:grin: . Its driving me mad making the decision about the grout for it. I have to tell the fitter bt tomorrow. He's already wasted a ful day with...
Forum: General Chat 2 Aug 20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By simmofamily
So I have 2 choices for tomorrow. Fitter is...

So I have 2 choices for tomorrow.
Fitter is bringing Buff which is this one...
https://brickslipsdirect.co.uk/product/buff-pointing-mortar/

... and I have picked up Sandstone grout which is...
Forum: General Chat 1 Aug 20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By simmofamily
Just 4 rings I'm afraid. One of the favourite...

Just 4 rings I'm afraid. One of the favourite things on the sunday dinner is "proper gravy" and when the kitchen is finally done I'm so looking forward to cooking a big family sunday dinner.
Forum: General Chat 1 Aug 20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By simmofamily
Induction Roasting Tin

Anyone know where to get a roasting tin that can be used on a Induction Hob but isn't going to cost a fortune?
I love making my gravy on the hob after the meats been cooked in it on a Sunday and...
Forum: General Chat 31 Jul 20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By simmofamily
Yes he's using a gun. He said there's a buff...

Yes he's using a gun. He said there's a buff colour but without seeing these things it's hard to decide. Photos never show the true colours.
Forum: General Chat 31 Jul 20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By simmofamily
Brick Slip mortar

Having a nightmare trying to decide what colour mortar for the brick Slip wall in our kitchen.
The fitter has just started filling with off white and it looks too much like the grey off the...
Forum: General Chat 30 Jul 20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,048
Posted By simmofamily
We are with Virgin on the 100mb broadband and...

We are with Virgin on the 100mb broadband and basic tv package with a landline. Our package had gone upto over 50 a month. I rang retentions and asked what deals there were and the best he could...
Forum: General Chat 29 Jul 20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 13,311
Posted By simmofamily
We used to be in the low poverty bread line...

We used to be in the low poverty bread line situation when my children were young. I still managed to bring them up healthily and am glad to say they are still healthy and fit now at 28 and 30...
Forum: General Chat 29 Jul 20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 13,311
Posted By simmofamily
I am a "fatty" and it's my own fault. It's not...

I am a "fatty" and it's my own fault. It's not the meals I eat that's wrong it's the quantity.
There's no getting away for it or any excuses from me. We have proper meals most days of the week with...
Forum: General Chat 14 Jul 20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 671
Posted By simmofamily
Hope it goes better than mines going. Still away...

Hope it goes better than mines going. Still away off from being finished and the fitters been at it for 5 weeks.
We knew he has other jobs but this is taking the Michael and as for the...
Forum: General Chat 10 Jul 20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,551
Posted By simmofamily
We've booked a Premier Inn near Newquay for 5...

We've booked a Premier Inn near Newquay for 5 nights for August and also off to Tenerife in October.
Forum: General Chat 9 Jul 20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 102
Posted By simmofamily
Brick Slip Wall -Adhesive

So in our new kitchen we are having a Brick Slip Wall as the main feature wall.
Have decided I don't want grey Mortar rather like the cement colour.
Have any of you done this and what Adhesive did...
Forum: General Chat 6 Jul 20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,615
Posted By simmofamily
We always do half and half. Enjoy half and either...

We always do half and half. Enjoy half and either pay off a bill or save the other half.
Forum: UK Holiday Planning 6 Jul 20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,115
Posted By simmofamily
I have 2 sun holiday booked this year. One at...

I have 2 sun holiday booked this year. One at Coombe Martin and one at Woolacoombe.
Great for a cheap break away and never had a problem with the sites.
The one at Coombe Martin is in 2 weeks and...
Forum: General Chat 4 Jul 20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,877
Posted By simmofamily
Nothing happening here. The kitchen fitter has...

Nothing happening here. The kitchen fitter has been working in London this week but is back at ours on Monday. Worktops are coming Tuesday so hopefully will be a bit further forward.
Still deciding...
Forum: General Chat 2 Jul 20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,877
Posted By simmofamily
No not having a boiling water tap. There's only...

No not having a boiling water tap. There's only the two of us now so won't get that much use out of it and the kitchen was expensive enough. I have this thing about them and really don't fancy...
Forum: General Chat 2 Jul 20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By simmofamily
Kitchen is grey so any colour will go really...

Kitchen is grey so any colour will go really although probably sticking to black/chrome unless something catches my eye.
Would like a multi colour stand out art picture though
Forum: General Chat 2 Jul 20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,877
Posted By simmofamily
I'm looking for inspiration at the moment for...

I'm looking for inspiration at the moment for accessories, kettle, toaster. art etc
I also dragged hubster round Dunelm last week. He hated every minute and made it obvious so I ended up coming home...
Forum: General Chat 2 Jul 20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By simmofamily
Recommend me...

... a new kettle and toaster for my new kitchen please.
Can't afford Smeg but looking for a similar type quality product for half the price.
Any pics anyone of your accessories etc in your kitchens...
Forum: Polls, Puzzles & Quizzes 2 Jul 20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,612
Posted By simmofamily
See I don't know if to put yes or no. My head...

See I don't know if to put yes or no. My head says No as half the pubs aren't opening this weekend and those that are it's booking only or wait for a table.
My heart is saying meet my boys there and...
Forum: General Chat 2 Jul 20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,877
Posted By simmofamily
So we're a little further on with ours now. It's...

So we're a little further on with ours now. It's taking a lot longer as we managed to get someone to do it that had other jobs down in London so iis fitting it in between those. A bit frustrating but...
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