"The British are plumbing! the British are plumbing!"
It started out, as everything does, appearing to be a simple problem. But when the trap pulled out, the tail of the lavatory came along with it, and the clog wasn't even in the trap. And tapping on the pipe had put a hole in it. So Nick of Union Jack Plumbing very kindly made room for us in his busy schedule. Not only is the clog cleared; not only is the damaged pipe replaced; not only has a new tail been fitted: now there's more hot water coming from that tap than there's been in decades. And our flowers were admired also.