My mum is spitting tacks (that’s the polite version!). Decorator been here for two weeks already, was supposed to start on our sitting room today – and didn’t turn up after she’d taken down curtains and pictures and moved all the knicknacks. Does a good job but gets sidetracked with emergencies. She gave him a whopping great rocket on the phone – has to be done by weejkend (more visitors, love visitors) and she would start it herself! She’s was very ill a while ago and doesn’t have the stamina any more to do lots of physical work but she got stuck in with sandpaper, undercoated woodwork, painted the fireplace and a friend offered to do the ceiling. She says we have to live with dust sheets all over until it’s finished but I don’t mind that as long as my mum is happy.