The previous visit was last Thursday 21st June, the longest (but not quite the wettest) day! Our task was to deliver to fireplace tiles which we'd picked up the day before from near Henley. These have Delft style galleons on plus similar style Archangel/mermaids created by Nicola's imaginings. They look just perfect, and we only went into the saloon that day to go over with the tiler-man how they could be laid out, the fit, and how to ensure the stove didn't hide the best pictures. It was harder than we thought, but the result is great, as you may be able to see (imagine a little black stove in front of the plainer ones!):
So what does the saloon look like?
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Wow, a lot has changed since the last visit. We've been twice in quick succession, but first I'll try a picture as the last time I tried it failed to insert it! Here goes:
Thursday, 14 June 2012
Our visit on 13th June to view Archangel was also to bring up the bathroom flooring, and the sound & TV system for installation; these last helped clear a little bit of space in our crowded and confused house! We were again very pleased with the lovely work they have done to realise our dream. The pictures a bit messy because of lighting (big fluorescent tubes!) and all the parts, wires, etc., but I hope you can see through that to the beautiful interior emerging:
Monday, 11 June 2012
Our next visit was on 29th May, as the builder needed the wall lights we'd bought. The inside has advanced, as you can see:
The engine is not installed yet so not a lot more to see of interest to publish; we took lots of pictures of engineering details like the bow thruster and cupboards.
We visited the boatbuilder on 14th May to view progress; the outside looks similar but a lot has changed inside, as you can see: