Oh, and the reason I missed the builders was because I was having my NCT retest. And yes, I passed it! Or rather, I got a fail/referral on my headlights which means that I get my cert but I still have to get the lights sorted out before the next test is due. So I called my Dad to tell him the good news...and he said "Oh yes, the lights...I remember, they failed me on that as well and I never got around to fixing them." (note - this was when he owned my car).
Thanks a lot Dad, grrr.