With high hopes that the plumbing problem would be rectified quickly, it was with a spring in my step as I went down to the new Rectory at lunchtime. Disaster loomed! As we fixed one pipe, another joint elsewhere popped out and in no time the place was swimming with water. Coming through the living room ceiling, from under the sink, behind the bath, behind the bidet in the ensuite, (yes, we have one of those), and eventually the water all had to be turned off and we just had to leave it!
The plumber will come again tomorrow!
At least the electricity is safe, although I'm not in a hurry to put on lights when water is pouring through the fittings! The gas fire is on, although it's a low energy, save-the-planet job, and the heat from it is minimal. To be fair, it does say that it cannot be used as the main heat supply in a room. Very decorative, though!
Just desperate now to get the water on, the central heating going, and see what damage can be fixed quickly!