Well, it is true that much of our replacement extension has turned up in kit form, having been manufactured off-site. However, kit form is the way it seems likely to stay for quite some time, since we haven’t got a floor. Something went wrong with the builder’s concrete mixer last week, I believe. It has also been raining cats and dogs — it’s been dry for once today, though extremely cold for the time of year, but more rain is forecast, and rain of course puts the mockers on both exterior painting, and pouring concrete floors. Till we have the floor in, the walls up, and so on, we will not have a boiler, therefore no central heating. Also, the good Barry is only half way round trying to sort out the drawing-room ceiling, and will only have time to do windows before he goes off at the end of this week, so it will have to stay looking ghastly till August. It’s beginning to get quite annoying.
PS: the Professor was much cheered by the arrival of a bottle of very nice lavender water, a present from the Godfather. I tinged it with pink; I thought it might be nicer that way.