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Power cuts

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Joeva Report 23 Jul 2013 22:51

Just had a power cut, groped my way to the kitchen to find the candles. Managed to find and light a couple then it all went back on......

There must have been another power-cut when I was away at the weekend because my microwave clock and radio alarm clock were flashing on my return...

Is anyone else in the London area experiencing this ?


eRRolSheep Report 23 Jul 2013 22:52

Is it back on now?


Joeva Report 23 Jul 2013 22:58

Yes thank you, it was only off for a matter of minutes, bit disconcerting though to be suddenly plunged in to darkness!


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 23 Jul 2013 23:00

Joeva in Essex we had power cuts last night :-( touch wood none since.


Joeva Report 23 Jul 2013 23:02

Thanks Lesley, not so far away then ..... must be the heatwave affecting the supply .. I hope !


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 23 Jul 2013 23:05

Ours was caused by the lightning :-(


SylviaInCanada Report 24 Jul 2013 01:25

I have a small, cheap torch in every room, except the two bathrooms.

Easy to reach, switch them on, and then find my way to the candle storage drawer.

I make sure that the torches all work at regular intervals.

I also always take a torch with me when go away ................ whether we are staying with friends or in a hotel/motel, it's easier to see my way to the loo in the middle of the night :-)


Joeva Report 24 Jul 2013 08:36

Both of my torches were upstairs last night :-( Not any more will make sure in future have one very near to hand :-D


StrayKitten Report 24 Jul 2013 09:33

i have a torch in kitchen and by the bed,

i hate power cuts, as my alarm goes crazy when it comes back on, when it happens during the night it can be a bit panicky lol


Joeva Report 24 Jul 2013 09:46

Same here Stray - it happened to me a few months back but luckily my son was staying over so wasn't so frightening ! :-D


StrayKitten Report 24 Jul 2013 10:24

oh that wwas lucky ;-)

i grab my burglar basher and go investigate :-)