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  1. Ness

    It's amazing how we can take electricity for granted. I remember we had a power cut in winter when I had my baby daughter in the bath. Not an easy bedtime that night!

  2. Tara

    Beautiful photo, something very nostalgic about it. I can't remember the last time we had a power cut (you wait, any second…now). I think you forget what life is like when you can't turn things on. The nearest we get is Earth Hour every year where we switch off for an hour.

  3. shazjera

    Your photo prompted a discussion with my OH Anne. We remember power cuts when we were young but can't remember them being any 'different.' Obviously we didn't have the electrical equipment that's around today (or computers!).

    Love your natural photo and how absorbed Boo looks.

  4. raisiebay

    We had one last winter, the kids had just tipped lego all over the floor and the lights went out! Thank goodness for mobile phones so we could see our way to candles and torches.

  5. raisiebay

    I remember too, but we used to get some warning with the strikes and mum would rush out and buy candles ready. You don't get a warning these days, it's a good job I've always got candles and torches.

  6. shazjera

    We always used to have candles and matches in my childhood home …

    Can't remember the last power cut we had here but I do have candles and matches too! I think it would affect us more that we would lose our computers/X boxes 🙂

  7. Lisa@IntoTheGlade

    Oh no what a disaster in the middle of Eastenders too! It reminds me of my 70's childhood. A great picture and I am glad you didn't have to wait too long for it come back on xx

  8. betty

    It's good to know that not all kids nowadays are permanently connected to electronics! She seems very content with adapting to the circumstances. The picture is really great!

  9. debsrandomwritings

    Hi Anne, as long as it doesn't happen too often power cuts can be fun. It's also part of the reason my stove top is part gas and part electric, although saying that we don't get half as many power cuts in Greece as we used to. Your photo is lovely and atmospheric with the candles adding a soft glow.

    As long as my Kindle was fully charged I'd be happy for the electric to go all night!… And thank goodness for BBC iPlayer!


  10. travelingchristie

    We lost power during a huge storm last night and I don't mind it at all, its nice to have a bit of calm in the house x

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