A Good Day Yesterday…

I don’t believe it!

It’s been quite a busy time recently for “Mr Complaints” as my wife affectionately calls me. Personally I prefer Victor Meldrew, but there’s no accounting for taste.  I guess this moniker is a result of having far too much time on my hands to do things like complain – I prefer to call it follow up to try and affect change…

A good example of this would be my two published letters to the Abergavenny Chronicle which both had pleasing outcomes.

The first was when my Freelander tyre got ruined by  raised ironworks in the road without any warning notices en route to the local “tip” where I got a cheque from the developers in full compensation.

The second was a rather nicely worded sarcastic piece about the lack of activity in terms of the new Morrison’s supermarket years overdue after promises by the CEO of Monmouthshire County Council  that it was imminent.  The groundworks and steelworks are now nicely progressed…

Morrison’s take shape at last!

So yesterday we’ve had three bits of good news, the first concerning James who seemed to have a good half day work trial at a local business near Llanddewi Skirrid.  This was brokered by our daughter in law Emily from London, so I can’t claim any input (or complaint) on this one, apart from the fact that I helped navigate James to the farm while he drove!

The next good news was a call from the Nationwide that our recent travel insurance claim would be settled in full despite numerous delays in processing and me chasing.  This annual insurance cover is the one that comes free with the Nationwide FlexAccount and I have to say I’m rather pleased with the result – although the cheque could still get “lost in the post” of course!

Third and last (but not least) was the news from David Wilson homes that the final groundworks to finish the kiddies playground in the central “courtyard” of homes and the roads surrounding it will be started early next week and be completed in three.  In the absence of any information after ten days of inactivity I got a text from Andrew Potter the regional director who sorted out my expansion tank cylinder problems previously…

Result – I don’t believe it!  Which explains why I always say “if you don’t ask, you don’t get”!

A Good Day Yesterday…

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