Last Saturday 22 November we had gusting winds on and off all day. A branch on one of our Liquidamber trees came down on the roof of the walkway between the house and the studio. I was in the walkway to the time, heard a loud cracking noise, and a whallop, and the next thing I know is that I'm surrounded by foliage. An hour later with the help of generous neighbours, the whole thing was off the roof, the big bits cut into blocks and the smaller branches piled up ready for a winter bonfire. Amazingly, no real damage was done to the roof.