Electricity, our Constant Companion

I’m writing this blog post by candlelight, as we are in the middle of a power cut. We were just about to start cooking our evening meal when we were plunged into darkness (and coldness, as we have just started using electric heaters)

Of course, I won’t be sharing this post with you until our power is restored. Nor will I be cooking, ringing anyone (mobile’s gone dead, good timing) or checking Facebook or Twitter. We’re going to have a heck of a lot of food to go through when we’re powered back up, in fact a fridge and two freezers full. Not to mention all those plums I’ve frozen for future batches of jam.

I suppose you could say the phrase ‘you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone’ is quite apt at the moment, but there’s two sides to every story. We’re now sitting beside a roaring log fire, surrounded by candlelight, in a little cottage in rural France. It’s a ‘school night’ but suddenly red wine seems appropriate… Surely it’s allowed under the circumstances?

As for what we’re going to eat tonight… That’s a whole other issue…

Ce la vie!

One hour later…

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