Having not heard from Martin, our builder, since Friday, we didn't really expect to see him today. However, at 6pm the doorbell rang and there he was!

"Can I unload my tools into the loft? I'll not be doing any work, just unloading," he explained. Given that we had nothing against this - he didn't need to come in through the front door - he proceeded up the scaffolding and began unloading. Quite why he's so many days behind we're not sure - but his assistant has changed, which could have something to do with it.

Given that he usually knocks off at 7pm, we're not expecting him to be here long. And there it is, 6.50pm and the doorbell rings. He says he'll be back tomorrow morning to continue work on our loft conversion. We shall see!