Last night was busy. As Brown Owl I had been asked to provide two brownies for the ceremonial parade for the Queen’s visit to Accrington and I needed to liaise with parents and organisers to ensure the girls would be there with the correct uniform and pennant, and at the right time. As a mum, my daughter had been selected to attend Turf Moor for the royal visit to Burnley. She, too, had a list of things she had to take with her.
Further phone calls and texts followed this morning.
An EPC or the Queen?
Once in the office I realised I had an impossible task. I had been asked by a property landlord who we regularly provide EPCs for, to carry out an EPC at a property in Burnley, East Lancashire. The property had recently been vacated by the tenants and was being re-furbished ready to re-let.
David was in no rush for the EPC. It would be a couple of weeks before it was actually ready to advertise. I had planned to carry out the EPC this morning. As the property was literally round the corner from Turf Moor, there was no way I was going to get there. Twitter confirmed that all roads around the stadium were closed.
Whilst we always try to complete and return an EPC within 24 hours of receiving an instruction, this was one job which would have to wait. After all, it’s not everyday that the Queen visits East Lancashire.