Monday 29 April 2019

Dash in the attic

For one of the blog landmarks of recent weeks (1000th-ish post and 10th anniversary), I had wondered about posting something a little different. One possible idea evolved out an interview I did with the local BBC Radio station for the Orkney Field Club, and the interviewer had offered to release the mp4 file of the article, should I wish to share it.

Tempting though this was, I wasn't sure that the world was ready for such a thing, and anyone following the blog probably didn't deserve having my dulcet tones ruining their day.

But I felt a pang of regret that I hadn't marked either occasion with something a little... suitable.

Fast forward to today, and an opportunity presented itself whilst I was at work. I routinely end up in loft spaces, perhaps running cables or fitting an aerial, often in cramped conditions, wearing all of Mr Health and Mr Safety's PPE, whilst trying not to notice all the spiders.

But not today. This might not be the most luxurious loft on the planet, but it had a certain something that I felt compelled to share.

No spiders were harmed in the making of this movie. And the customer's permission was politely sought and kindly given to post this particular video clip on my blog.


Lucy Corrander Now in Halifax! said...

What fun! Shame it's not wide enough for racing.

Imperfect and Tense said...

Hi Lucy. Good to hear from you. Maybe I should ask the International Olympic Committee if loft racing can be considered for inclusion in the next Olympiad? Best Wishes, Graeme

Mark said...

It was nice to actually see and here Mr Tense.

Imperfect and Tense said...

Thanks, Mark. Try as I might, I cannot explain why I suddenly lapsed into a Brummie accent at one point!

Spadger said...

Awesome - As you came back down toward the camera and the little mobile stool tipped, I was waiting to hear an 'ahhhhh!' as you fell through the loft hatch!

Looks really fun 😂👍

Martin said...

I also really enjoyed your interview. A little birdie notified me of its existence and i listened to the lovely Radio Orkney broadcast as well as your piece, smiling away the whole time.

Imperfect and Tense said...

I think that I was fortunate that no-one lost a cat that morning, otherwise I may have been bumped further down the schedule!