Now you see it, now you don't
On a rainy Thursday morning, there was an almighty banging from the garden behind our house. They had finally come to do it.
Two houses had been standing empty for a little more than two years, and obviously the planning permission for whatever egregious eyesore is to come had finally been granted.
Incredible how quick houses come down. It had stood there for a little over 65 years - but came down in around 20 minutes.
This was the house on which I had based the setting for my book... an elderly Japanese man had lived in it for decades, and his death has basically opened up the way for developers to destroy more of the urban canopy.
Ah! The Anthropocene era, how fortunate we are to inhabit its span.