Just a brief but heartfelt song of praise for my lovely next-door neighbours.
They arrived back in freezing Britain from warm Spain this morning before 5.00 am.
I went to church as normal came back and straight out to fill up the front garden bird feeders, while I still had the courage (and a thick padded coat on), and my neighbour was cleaning his car.!!!!!!
Having exchanged the usual friendly enquiries as to how the holiday had gone - particularly how hot it had been - I told him my tale of woe about my household demons moving in as soon as he had turned his back.
Quick as a flash he was in front of the computer, defunct mouse in hand, new batteries removed (and replaced the RIGHT WAY ROUND) and mouse happily breathing again he said, let's have a look at the vacuum cleaner.
Apparently there is another bit I have to remove in order to clean it. This he did, and it is now properly assembled and fit for purpose.
All this accomplished with the minimum of fuss and a smile.
I am one lucky lady!