Great news....rain, rain, rain and plenty of it......and the front windscreen seals are holding tight. I suffered from trench foot during the winter from standing water in the footwell. About 4 weeks ago I stripped out the all mastick from the lower corners of the windscreen (not a quick task) and reapplied. Not only did it look a lot better but finally I have the answer to whether my efforts were in vain.
Nothing else to report, car is behaving itself, starting and stopping in the required places. I still need to fix the water pump and exhaust, but for the moment at least I can compete on the decibel front with the "souped up" 1.1L vauxhall nova's cruising the streets of St Neots on a Friday night.