It seems that my 'builder' (the bloody JCB driver) has not forgotten that we exist, as a couple of truck-loads of 'undercoat' gravel have recently been dumped in the new drive.
I'm now wondering when he'll return to spread it about a bit.
Just in case you were wondering, builders are same the world over. Their well-known slogan of 'a thing of beauty, is a joy for two weeks' exists everywhere.
It pays to be philosophical about builders, but most of all, it pays never to be in a hurry..... but you knew that didn't you!