Sorry - had to go for a lie down in a dark place!
Many thanks for the good wishes. I'm just helping DH put up a venetian blind at the moment. Much more fun when you are in a good mood and the sun is shining!
I owe a big vote of thanks to lots of people, particularly Etienne for such unstinting support and advice over literally years (yes, really - here is the link to my original post here if anyone is interested, and we had been aware of a potential problem since 2004 viewtopic.php?p=4237
) Thank you also Sally Anne and Guest55 for always being ready to share your extremely helpful links and understanding of the local system, and not forgetting Patricia for all your expert and very welcome advice during our 11+ prep. And also everyone who has so kindly supported us on here during the last few difficult months and weeks!
I would also in turn like to express my support for everyone else going through this. We know just how fortunate we have been in getting a happy outcome, and it could so easily have gone the other way.
I'll post on the feedback thread once I've had chance to gather my thoughts!