Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Big Crash

Some things, so they say, you will look back on one day and laugh at. Today wasn't one of them.

I've had a slow leak in my studio ceiling for a few weeks and because of the continual rain and high winds that have been battering us with the relentlessness of a triple-dip recession, I've been unable to get out onto the roof to fix it.

The insurance company were as helpful as ever: as soon as I called them they leaped into immediate action and within a few nano seconds had found a get out clause and I was gleefully, ( and I mean they sounded genuinely happy) told to sod off.


Any way, I guess I can be grateful for small mercies. I'd just completed a whole page of artwork and was about to head down stairs for some lunch: I don't know what made me do it but something in my head said to move the artwork, so I did.

Good job I did too!

Ten minutes later I was downstairs, tucking into my sandwiches, when I heard an almighty crash, followed by two more thuds. I rushed upstairs and came into this scene...

Damage to date: One chair, a CD radio, water colour palettes, a light box, paint brushes and a pile of artwork; all of which will have to be done again.

And what do AXA INSURANCE care? They care as much as they are willing to pay out... and that's a big fat NOTHING!


  1. No way!! I feel for you. The insurance company adding insult to injury annoys the hell out of me, they're always quick enough to take the money off you! Thanks for the warning, I'll never use AXA.

    1. Thanks very much for the condolances, my friend. I fear most are the same but there must be some out there with a heart that pumps warm blood instead of ice! I'm glad the warning helped

  2. Totally feel for you, I guess thats why AXA arent on the price comparison websites :-) If it helps, and you're in the london area i know a plumber and roofer who i could recommend.

  3. I didn't realise AXA aren't on any comparison sites...I will have to look further afield. Many thanks on the Plumber and roofer front but I live a little way out for them: all the way over into Wales, I'm afraid, but my daughters have done me proud by bagging useful boyfriends who are willing to help.

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