There were some problems to sort out upon arrival - nothing drastic, though. The pool heating pump had failed again - fortunately I bought a spare so that wasn't too long a job to sort out. The strong winds last Thursday had turned the TV dish far out of alignment, so that was another task which was relatively straight forward to fix. Yellow hot water is a more significant a problem, and after a visit from the plumber it appears the water cylinder will have to be replaced. Hopefully that will be done early this week and with a bit of luck everything will be working again before the holiday season proper begins.
There's still some colour to be found in the garden - these cyclamen never fail to please at this time of the year.