At about 2:00 this morning I awoke to find the whole world plunged into darkness. Ok maybe not the whole world but the UK was hit through the night by severe storms resulting in widespread power cuts.
At first you think of it as a bit of an inconvenience but then things start to dawn on you: all the Christmas food in the fridge and freezer or one of our children crying out because they don’t like it being pitch black.
As the morning progressed it became abundantly clear just how much we take living with the power readily flowing to be an essential part of everyday life. Without it the world feels somehow alien and out of place. Read the rest of this page »