Stay inside and keep those bugs to yourself Fidget - just wrap yourself up in a blanket and rest a little with that good book (I can really recommend The Yorkshire Shepherdess as a light read).
Dove & Steve - I think it'll be winter at earliest! We need to remove the plaster off the walls in the master bedroom, hallway, and lounge so I think next Spring might be best so we can have the windows open to blast the dust through. (Lets not even mention the kitchen that's a full strip out floor ripped up, cooking on the BBQ for months, kind of job). Neither of us have much in the way of inclination knowing its going to be so disruptive!
Thunder still very much over head and causing an awful headache - the joys of being "delicate". Only the one power cut so far so alas they wont be sending us home just yet
Mrs G - seen your PM thanks. I'll email them for more information and hopefully they'll get back to me soon (left my phone at home so can't call them). As for if I should tell you how... We'll see (I have realised a big flaw in the plan).