Power Cut

Why is a power-cut always a little bit exciting?

We suffered a 10 minute outage tonight, but we shouldn’t be surprised really. The power has shown occasional flickering for several months now: just enough to make the lights dim for a second or so, but you know something’s not right.

It’s really quite strange (once your eyes have got used to the dark) to see the entire estate without street lighting or house lights. Only the odd house alarm box had any form of illumination other than the small amount of moonlight we have tonight.

Maybe it’s a punishment from God for people marking the celebration of the Saviour’s arrival with a 4kW multi-coloured light display.