I know how you all like to buy me presents quite spontaneously. For the next few weeks, however, I recommend that you simply email to say I have a gift to pick up, as yesterday resurfacing work commenced on all the local roads. As of today, don’t even think about using Rodborough Road to get to my house, as one half of the road (lengthwise) is inaccessible, while neither end is blocked off. What you’re meant to do if you meet someone is beyond me. I don’t know when they’ll start destroying the tarmac on my road, but it won’t be too long.