We have lift off on the kitchen! Finally... with a quote accepted (and under what I expected, which was nice) the current kitchen is having a window taken out and blocked/skimmed as I type. We're looking at completion maybe before the end of Feb, which would be a bonus. Now we've got to step up the appliance decision & purchasing, order those and then start thinking about the rest of the house stuff we want to do.
Inbetween that we'll have the kitchen & conservatory to re-paint (due to the removal of the said window, which was there before the conservatory was added) but at last it feels like we're getting somewhere.