So I´m almost afraid to type this for fear of jinxing it, but I got a call this morning from someone who says that he has my stuff. On the island. Within a 13-mile radius of me, right this minute.
Of course he can´t deliver it today - are you mad! But he did say he´d phone on Monday to confirm when he would bring it over.
Now, presuming this is true, it does raise questions: ´will he break open the crates for me?´, ´will he even bring it upstairs?´. Obviously I still haven´t heard from the Stay Puft Brothers in Devon, so I think I´ll just sort it out direct.
Fingers and toes crossed...