Lest this should sound too much like complaining, let me say now that I had a really nice time with my parents and they did a whole bunch of work on the house (you should see my Dad go!) for which I'm very grateful. We're going down to see them in a couple of weeks so that I can take Alex to a proper Norfolk bonfire night, which should be fun.
We still have no boiler (boo!) and no definite appointment from a plumber to come and install one (double boo!) and, in fact, no quotes from any plumbers (triple boo!). This is somewhat depressing. Mum suggests I get Alex to chase them - perhaps they'll responsd to a man.