* My diy herbs had "died" or had been helped along that path by a certain someone
* Mr.ncot was sitting in the dark in the study (couldn't be bothered to change the lamp)
but worst of all...
*My faithful stove kettle had been replaced with this new fangled version
However, on the plus side, there were fresh flowers, a bottle of good, red wine and I realised how much I had missed my lovely husband!