I was quietly dozing over my laptop just after midday when some sixth sense made me look up – and – Lo ! – out of a side window I could see a neighbour’s dormer window roof shredding itself in the breeze. Planks were going everywhere, bendy stuff was curling up and then detaching and blowing away. Just as I was wondering what to do next, a figure appeared in their garden and it was obvious that some had also seen what was happening and was on site.
The worrying thing about this firstly, is that although technically we are being affected by Storm Babet at the moment, here it is having little effect and although we have had a breezy morning it has been no worse than any other breezy days around here.
Secondly, many houses on this estate have extensions in their roof spaces and it is almost universal for the projecting windows to have flat, felt covered roofs. So now, people will be wondering “is ours alright ?”