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Noisy Neighbours

Everybody has noisy neighbours at some point. Some people shout loudly at each other. Others play techno till 5am.

For the last week or so, we’ve had a good one though. A 21-tonne Tyrannosaurus Volvo eating its way through the office complex next door. And it is quite noisy. Not to mention the fact that every time it munches through something particularly well bolted down, the block of flats starts shaking.

Still, it is kinda mesmerising… I keep finding myself staring at it as it happily tears a section of roof away, or pulls steel reinforcing rods out of concrete blocks like spaghetti from bolognese.

Now if only they could do it quietly…


I took a nice little video.

Just beyond 1m25s you see a large section of roof collapse. It took out the garden fences and one shed of the 3 houses behind…