24th March 2011 Work at Great Height

A few weeks ago, I posted a clip of a man fix­ing a satel­lite dish. I called it work at height, and I wrote it because the idea of climb­ing a lad­der to make a liv­ing made me shiver. The satel­lite dish engi­neer has noth­ing on the four man team keep­ing the Eif­fel Tower’s lifts…

5th March 2011 Work Redone

A few months ago, I posted a piece on the web­site about work undone. A fire destroyed some trees, a fence, a shed and a car oppo­site my mother’s house as the neigh­bour­hood watched. After a while, we got used to see­ing the black­ened fence (what was left of it) and the exposed trunk of…