Anyway - Boiler update!
I phoned the company early this morning to find out why they didn't get back to me - The plumber had been involved in a car accident and is in hospital! I do feel sorry for him - but ...!!!!
Anyway the third plumber in te team phoned me back (the other is away on a 3 week holiday, finishing Saturday) and she has said she will come this morning to get the boiler repaired - so I have heating, but doesn't think she will have time to do the gas fire as well (I have a back-boiler in case I forgot to say).
So, I have just had to phone Toni and tell her to apologise to DJ that he wont get his carrot this morning - Still the sun is out, so he should be having fun ... but I shall miss the fluffy look he will have in this cold weather!