Despite the fact that I knew the door handle to my downstairs loo was on the dodgy side, – its replacement was patiently sitting on the kitchen table awaiting installation, – a few months ago I used said loo, and locked the door. When I was ready to exit, I pulled out the pin that masquerades as the locking device, and it came clean out of the lock. Undeterred, (as this was the aforementioned “dodginess”), I casually re-inserted the pin, screwed it in a few times and gently pulled again. Nothing. Never suspecting an elevated degree of “dodge”, I then went for the door knob and rotated…… and rotated………and rotated.