Mrs Payne quite evidently making herself at home. As result, spent entirety of morning in attempt to work trying to block out particularly loud television noise emanating from lounge to office. Repeated subtle hints upon venturing to get tea falling literally on deaf ears, eventually stooped to saying,
"Television a bit loud, isn't it?", to which reply from Mrs Payne of "PARDON?" altogether unhelpful.
All the same, having someone to talk to over lunch is appreciated. Further, arranged awfully clever plan to get Christmas tree tomorrow, leaving Mrs Payne to decorate during afternoon and surprise other half when she arrives home. Both of us highly excited by this and to see other half's reaction!
No word form boss of late, but making steady progress on project.