Before... (Friday 19th February 2021)
A diary blip. Some solar panels have been removed from the loft roof prior to extensive work to repair timbers and re-felt and re-tile etc. It's not easy being green, as someone said once.
The good news is that the 30-year old worn-out and leaky polycarbonate roof that covers the conservatory and porch is to be replaced next week with a proper slate roof at last.
19.2.2021 (1823 hr)
Blip #3366 (#3116 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #000
Blips/Extras In 2021 #023/265 + #011/100 Extras
Day #3982 (871 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #2509 (#2350 + 159 in archived blips)
Old Forge series
Diary Blip series
Before And After series
Taken with Nikon Coolpix P900 (24-2000mm equivalent bridge camera)
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
U-Roy - Small Axe (12") (1977)
R.I.P. Ewart Beckford (U-Roy)(21 September 1942, Jones Town, Jamaica - 17 February 2021, Kingston, Jamaica)
So if you are the big tree, We are the small axe
Ready to cut you down, To cut you down
U-Roy was probably the greatest Jamaican "toaster", as they were then called, and worked with all the greatest producers. This was recorded in Jamaica for Richard Branson's British Front Line label, with U-Roy toasting over a version of the Wailers' Small Axe, written by Bob Marley and originally produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry. Small Axe was also the name of an excellent series of five anthology films by the director Steve McQueen that I have been enjoying, so this seemed an ideal choice (available on iPlayer, incidentally).
One year ago:
The Old Forge