I know it’s cold but…


Russell the rooferI know we have all had enough of the freezing cold weather but there is always someone worse than you! We have a little roof that I thatched and it needed a new ridge put on.

Apparently the main part of the roof is in water reed and should last 30 years but the top is made from combed straw and needs replaced every 10-12 years.

It's a very skilled job and when we found someone to do it, they had a bit of a waiting list. Our turn came up this week and poor Russell is on top of the roof with a wind chill temperature of -7C! He tells me that it's fine as long as you are dressed correctly and are ready for it but … rather him than me!

So if you are still moaning about 'the terrible weather' remember Russell and others like him who are out in the worst of it!


Simon x


  1. Susan April 4, 2013 at 5:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi Simon,
    I couldn’t echo your comment fast enough!! I think London has got nothing to moan about if I’m harshly honest! Up north, Scotland, Wales and NI…well it’s just been awful as I said to Debs I think. It’s so dreadful with feet upon feet of snow and soo many farmers have lost so much of their vital livestock. So it may be awful in terms of coldness and price of oil etc for us but the farmers have lost so much.
    Well brought up subject!
    Take care
    Susan x

  2. s biagi May 2, 2013 at 5:51 pm -  Reply

    Thank you Susan
    Hopefully things are warming up now!!!
    S x

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