It appears the Consulate reads my blog. I received the following 15 minutes ago via email:
"Your application has been approved and the visa has been issued.
Please check your visa immediately on receipt to ensure that we have completed your visa correctly. Please send details of any errors or omissions to email@example.com ASAP."
I'm assuming that I'm still not going to get flowers, but honestly, I think I can forgive them.
Blighty, here we come...