Thank you everyone for your advice and commiserations regarding the roof - I am sure we will get it sorted out before it lands on us!
Before Christmas our Dryer broke, after freezing solid in our shed, then the ice breaking the fan - so all radiators have been permanently covered in washing - Today Mr Juicy finally dragged it out into the yard and we found the broken part, a quick trip to the local appliance shop and it is all mended, I envisage none stop washing for about a week now to catch up with the back log!
I have been busy avoiding My Juicy while repair were being seen to - and made a few bits for folksy...
My Mum dropped by earlier and commented on my domesticated 'look'
this involved me wearing an apron (a shock for her no doubt!) and as I pointed out to her my lancashire house wife's clogs!
right, back to scaling the dizzying heights of the washing mountain!