Flat update: Heat and hot water still not working but I have now become comfortable with cold showers. The secret is that you need to boil water and put it in a bowl at the bottom of the shower. Then turn on the cold water. Allow it to rush over your head and then distract your senses with a wash cloth covered in warm water. It does cause cramps in your legs as you franticly try to stand on your toes while enjoying the ice cold river flowing down your back. I’ve never felt so alert.
Remarkable but true my hair has never looked so good.
Monday it should all be fixed.
British Gas generously gave us some hot air heaters to take the chill off the air. I’m cuddled up to one and Stephen has the other. How generous they are here with solutions to broken utilities.