N has now reverted back to Tuesday and Thursday at nursery so I've used the morning productively to prime and undercoat the fire surround and the new corner unit which my Dad helped me to build.
My Dad is a very good joiner and served an apprentiship as such before going into the cut-throat world of local government. I am more of a kak handed frigger and have a hard time buttering toast. He's helped me with all manner of jobs around the house over the years and I'll always be grateful for his help and advice - not just on the practical things but on everything.
So, although he'll likely never read this (unless you make him, Mum!), I'd just like to say "Thanks Dad!!"