Gas leak 1

Lo, she is a terrible Goddess smelt it first and then I did and then the neighbours did … gas at the bottom of the garden.
We telephoned the Gas Board, praying they wouldn’t decimate this hard won part of the garden only a few yards from the edge of the cliff.

Gas leak 3

They arrived and dug a hole using this …

Gas leak 2

… managing to dig up only a few brambles and to avoid destroying the blackthorn, which by the skin of it’s teeth, survives the winds we experience here.

The gas leak was plugged and I was very impressed:  by the lack of damage that was caused; the amount of standing around discussing Goa and rats; the number of tea breaks and – the lack of any bill as the leak was ‘their’ side of the gas meter!