Thanks for all your welcomes and good wishes. I was already thinking about getting in a barrel of beer with plenty of food and inviting anyone interested to see the house and bring their work clothes to help strip back all the multiple layers of wallpaper and lino. I will also need an electrician and a gas fitter quickly as the house was broken into while empty and a lot of copper pipe ripped out, including the gas supply, so any recommendations will be gratefully received.
I have sent you a PM. An envelope should be flashing up top next to "My Stuff"