Well thanks to the extra hands of sacha37 and easternpromise, along with kissycat1000 we managed to finish stripping the wallpaper and sand the majority of the walls ready for sealing and painting - I think a start was made on sanding the woodwork too. kissycat1000 pasted the bits of wallpaper that J had torn off back on with really strong glue, ready to be repainted when it's dry. I sorted out the shower, which needed sealing. I also finally finished boarding the loft, after I rerouted the extension cord for the network switches into its final position. We we going great guns, and just as we were finishing up, I put a screw through a floorboard into a water pipe. Disaster!
After some dicking around working out the best thing to do, I ended up scooting off to B&Q to pick up a section of pipe and a jubilee clip. Got back and fixed that - I'll have to call the plumber on Monday to replace the thankfully short but unfortunately bent piece of 22mm pipe.
I'm definitely worn out now; I've just finished clearing up downstairs, so now I think I'm going to have a shower and relax for the rest of the evening.
Thanks guys, I owe you pints/meal etc. We'll have to work out how you can collect at a later date :)
But all in all, I'm feeling a lot more upbeat about getting it all done in time, which is the main thing.