Although I'm a technical type, I fully intend to do one of those courses where you knock nails into wood, chuck bricks on top of each other and so on. Plastering, bricklaying, carpentry, plumbing, roofing or whatever. I know that 22 years worth of resettlement time buys you about about 7 weeks or so, although I'm not sure how these courses fit together in practice. I know that course providers will obviously want to get bums on seats, so I don't necessarily trust their websites. Has anyone here had any experience of any such courses? What did you think of the quality? I'm hoping to get stuck into my house and actually add value to my hovel, rather than end up standing there holding a sledgehammer with a sorry looking, huge pile of rubble under my feet! I don't want to end up looking like an arsse on one of those "DIY Nightmares" programmes on the dicovery channel!