For the benefit of far-flung relatives, here is a picture of our new kitchen sink! The surfaces around it are incomplete, there's no draining board or splash back, or cupboard doors, and the pipework is leaking, but it's a lovely space.
Both the builders who were working on our kitchen units are off work with bad backs - perhaps due to lugging that humungous sink around the kitchen - so further progress will have to wait.
As for the bear-making, I have embarked on the ambitious project of making eight of these bears - the idea being that I will have four at the Art & Craft Centre and four at the Christmas Barn. I can't say that they were particularly popular among people I know when I first made them, but they did make lots of people smile at the Clare Priory Craft Fair, and the original three that I made have all found homes.
Anyway, it's a bit like treading water - I just can't make eight bears quickly. I don't think I'm going to have as much stock as I would like for the Christmas Barn (which I believe opens in October), but no surprises there. Hopefully, I can continue adding to the stock there right up until Christmas.