Oh Jesus, what have we done 😉 The telly people (I’ve included a pic, that’s Vince wielding the camera and Adam doing the directing type stuff – both wearing sensible shoes) called yesterday to say they’d like to come and film the build for their new show. Silly me forgot to ask what it was actually going to be called, I was so cock-a-hoop about the possibility of more negotiating room with our suppliers…
They’d tried to pin The Dickster down for a day when he’s Eastside so Simon (the presenter, I googled him, he’s a vegetarian which doesn’t bode well but is from Scouseland so Dickie and him will probably have nicking soaps in common. Did I really just say that?) can come and have a wander round the ‘house’. However, Mr Meaden doesn’t seem to have more than hour to spare, on Tuesday, before jetting off to some other exotic location for the utterly crap job of driving fancy cars. Rich is, however, quite grumpy about it, especially as his Dongle isn’t working as well as mine and he can’t get on Twitter. ‘My life just isn’t my own,’ he grumbled, just before taking delivery of another Porsche. I believe it’s the same car as last week, but red. Like that’s going to make a difference to the way it drives.
We also went and had a chat with the kitchen people. I’ve given them the blog address so they can see how they measure up. First impression wasn’t good, when the guy we were supposed to be sitting down with wasn’t actually there. Simon (not the scouse presenter but a different one who designs kitchens) tried to rescue the day. I wasn’t overly excited, despite his efforts – if we’re going to be spending money and they forget the first meeting, then it doesn’t set a great precedent for supplying us with a whole kitchen. We’re going for very sleek, contemporary (which’ll mean it’ll be dated in two years probably) high gloss with either Corian or Silstone worktops – it depends on price. If anyone’s got experience of both surfaces and can recommend one or t’other then let us know.
Simon eventually won us (or me) round in the end though by offering us a very good deal, ensuring we’d get our fancy 3D, picture quality design by next week and throwing in lots of extras like hi-tech door openers, mood lighting strips and an in-built, pull-out shelf for my Kitchen Aid mixer 😉 What more could a girl ask for? A mahoosive lottery win is the only thing that’d top life right now.