On Monday evening we had a power cut. Everything went off half way through Eastenders (tsk.) Apparently there was an explosion and fire in a nearby substation. Some neighbours heard it, but we didn’t.
It happened just before dusk, so one minute we had light streaming in the windows, next it was really dark. We lit candles and fetched the torches out and I was wishing that I’d made that cup of coffee before Eastenders started. I also realised the disadvantages of not having a gas cooker any more.
The kids were both bemused and excited. The laptops still worked, but there was no internet connection. It was too dark to play..what were they going to do? Nothing stops Boo, she grabbed her pencils and began drawing by candlelight. That’s when I captured this photo, no editing or filters, I like it just the way it is.
It was more than two hours before we had our electricity back, by this time the kids had been taken to bed by torchlight.