Headphones/microphone kit work! If you'd care to send me your Skype details, we can talk.
Telephone interview postponed to Monday - interviewer similarly indisposed with end-of-term-itis.
Have invested in recognisable brand of satnav, which should recognise where I live. Shall ebay first one with a 'buyer beware' description.
PS: Re-visited Edwardian pile today; reassuringly, it looked smaller. It smelt mustier. Tennis court so green with moss I thought it was grassed. A lifetime of projects, but exciting ones. Daughter of neighbouring house stuck her head out of a window to say "Have you bought it yet?... Buy that house!"
Visited a perfectly finished, aesthetically pleasing house much nearer school, but no garage, limited space. All good research.