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Thursday, 2 July 2009

THATCHERS' BRITAIN

Last Friday evening, there was a torrential downpour here in the village for a good hour or so. It rained cats and dogs, no - it was sheep and goats - or perhaps even cows and shire horses. It was pretty impressive as I was looking out from the kitchen as I was cooking supper.

Then were was a strange ticking noise coming from my drinks area in the dining room... Water was dripping from the ceiling onto the wooden floor. A bucket sorted that out. No sign of it upstairs though - strange.

I had the local thatcher round the next morning and we found the source of the problem - there was quite a bit of a slump in the valley junction between the two roofs. So this evening he was round to patch it with a sheet and he made a very tidy job of it too.

So yes, the apostrophe in the title of this post is in the correct place: They can fit me in in Spring of next year; and that's by pushing me up the list as I have a leaky roof. I suppose it's good to hear that one part of our building industry is busy but it does mean I shall have a nice blue patch on my thatch for a little while. Ho hum!

10 comments:

  1. When I saw the title I was settling down for a good political sermon!

    I'm pleased to hear the thatcher came good.

    JJ

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  2. I was speaking with Darren Christie this morning and he pointed out that at last I have fully embraced the ultralight philosophy: There has been the new lightweight boots, the NeoAir mattress, the fact that I have won his blog's competetion and have a tiny little meths stove winging it's way to me.... AND NOW!:

    I am now living under a tarp!

    Good grief.....

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  3. You should rename the blog to Alan's Gone Ultra Light ^__^

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  4. I knew we'd get you in the end! Welcome tot he club :)

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  5. I knew we'd get you in the end!

    Next job chop all he labels out of your kit and weigh them.

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  6. See if you can get the tarp after he's done the work then head out to the hills with your new stove. Altough I am sure the stove will not be so new by the time your roof gets done.
    TTG

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  7. Hello 'TTG' and welcome to the blog - (or it may be that I have not spotted you before!)

    The stove tried to deliver itself to me yesterday but I was out in London so I need to get it re-delivered - then it's pff to uy some meths!

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  8. AND NOW!:

    I am now living under a tarp!


    Lol... I hope it's the right kind!

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  9. Probably one of those blue ones tha Eddie wrote about in TGO...

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  10. Probably one of those budget blue ones that Eddie wrote about in TGO...

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