- Never attempt to use the microwave to make yummy porridge for breakfast- the utter devastation and the realisation of your own stupidity is not worth it! Just eat Cheerios :)
- When getting anything out of the freezer or fridge get it out super duper fast :) don't let the coldness escape!!
- You realise (well I did)... just how much you love food- I was very concerned for our stocked up ickle freezer!!
- It's handy to have a gas cooker :) so you can still have a yummy hot dinner- we had jacket potatoes with cheese, tuna and sweetcorn, and a yummy green salad. DELISH!! Just make sure you have some matches!!
- I was grateful for having lots of candles- even though we didn't need them it was nice to know they were there hehe...
- You appreciate being able to go to the loo in the light!! Trust me!! Well especially if your toilet, and bathroom don't have windows in them.
- You continue to turn light switches on even though you know they won't work.
- There's a great appreciation for a good old telephone with a wire :) means you can still call your mummy and make sure there isn't anything you need to do to rescue the food!!
- Always have a good book! Davey Babes and I spent most of the morning/afternoon reading- and boy was it enjoyable :) Nothing beats a good ready read for a couple of hours!
- You realise your addiction to facebook.. and all things internety... *hangs head in shame*
- You wish you had a wind up radio!
- And finally... once the power is back on, you realise you didn't really miss that much... I was kinda relaxing/napping when Dave gave me the tap to say the lights were on... and I just went back to sleep!! :)
Sunday, 20 March 2011
The Awakenings of a Power Cut
Dave woke me up this morning to tell me we had no electricity- OH WHAT JOY- I thought... in a most sarcastic tone of course... Firstly we were in a bit of a panic, as we thought our electricity may have been turned off due to not paying a bill- as the silly NPower peeps keep sending letters to the previous owner even though we've contacted them *angry face!!!*.. However we soon discovered the power was gone to the whole street... So whilst the work men worked away (were LOTS of white vans- Dave was very pleased to see an ACTUAL engineer- not one of these silly technicians that call themselves engineers when they've not studied engineering- sensitive subject with Pippin- I shall just warn you hehe), so yes whilst they worked away for around 5 hours, these are the most momentous things I realised whilst in darkness (in a sense :)...