we had to employ a neighbour who is a qualified electrician
You should hire qualified electrician from the beginning, not just people who says that they are electricians. It would save you a lot of money.
- It's so strangely happens that whenever you allegedly are in touch with the Polish people and Poland, then it's all bad, extremely negative, evil, inadequate. But when numerous people - unlike you trueblue Brits - are in touch with the Poles, then their experiences are overall positive. I wonder why it's so?
It is a problem of many Polish people who never were abroad or who are frustrated.
They don't accept themself and everything around them is bad, and everything abroad is perfect.
Just make a correction to everything they say or they write.
Read polish newspaper. Whatever is written there is written to show how wrong something was done. So people who read those, think that polish world is really so bad, because if it was written so in newspaper it must be true.
That thinking comes from old times when the only available newspaper always was showing "true" about wrong western imperial world.