As well as finishing the book I had a huge amount of odd jobs to do. I'm not going to bore you with the details of them all but I did have a great esult with the Gateshead Housing Company. In mid-April I put a repair in for the access I had installed to allow access to the garden. Eventually, sick of waiting, I phoned today to see when they were going to carry the repair out. The rather bemused lady on the end of the phone told me it had been done. Oh no, it hadn't! 'I'll call back' she said. About twenty minutes later a car pulled up with two managers in. They wanted to inspect the job as the workman had filed the paperwork for a completed job. It became obvious that the wrong job had been completed. The manager initally said that it wasn't his department's job then had a change of heart and said they'd be back tomorrow to do the job. Result!
I also had a great catch up with Anna, a girl who I went to school with and who I haven't seen since the day we left. Anna is doing a lot to help promote me and I am very grateful for that but it was more amazing to catch up with someone who I haven't seen for so long. I'm very happy about the meeting.