Managed to get to the docs yesterday thanks to the kind help of a friend. I took the oldest lad with me as muscle in case her care got stuck in the snow, but we did ok.
I left the other lad at home to look at the central heating problem. I thought it was something to do with the outside vent for the flue being frozen.
The doc sorted out the meds and blood forms and offered me a flu jab which was a bit late . I have to go back for first blood test in the New Year.
We got home to a warm house! Alex had been outside investigating and found that although the vent as fine the pipe to the boiler was frozen. He defrosted it and lo and behold the heating kicking in. Whey hey!
We had more snow today but it’s wetter so the roads are clearing.
It could be a proper white Christmas though.