This is my view. I'm sitting on the roof howling at the moon.
I had to struggle to get up here, the clamber up through the trap door into the attic space was not easy without a ladder. Once there I discovered there was no window so I had to work my way into the loft of my neighbour and clamber through the loose tiles he does not know about, well he does now. From there I made my way carefully, very carefully, to the gable end and forced myself up slowly hanging on the newly pointed chimney stack. It's a bit less pointed now by the way.
So here at last I sit, howling at the moon.
The less well educated amongst you may wonder what the need for such adventure may be, the knowledgeable will understand.
Today I became 64 years of age.
As I sit on the roof my life flashes past me, well it used to flash now it dawdles and takes ages, a bit like me walking down the road. All those years of promise, well " I promise to pay the bearer £1 or £5 or £10," as it were. All have come to nothing. One nameless woman on FB referred to me heartlessly as Granddad! Another asked if the firemen had put out the fire caused by candles!!!
Woe, woe and thrice woe.
It could drive me to drink but I canny reach the 'Old Peculiar' in the fridge from here.
Woe! Woe! Woe!