Hello again, hello

That’s a line from one of my favourite Neil Diamond songs. Just popped into my head as I was writing hello.

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So, welcome to my newly designed blog. I hope it’s crisp and clean and easy to navigate. If you have any thoughts please leave a comment. It may yet need tweaking.

It’s actually a day late going live. After a lovely family weekend, my plan was to complete it yesterday. Well best laid plans…….

I’d just set everything up, computer in front of me, stylus poised when wham! We had a power cut. We waited…waited…. hoping it would come back on. Then an engineer appeared on the doorstep, saying power was unlikely to be restored until 10.30 pm!

We were aghast. I have a medical bed which is electric, luckily the back rest had been left by my wonderful carers in a reasonable position so I was ok.

The two worst things? No heating and no internet! It had to be the most boring day ever.

It made me realise how dependent we are on our gadgets, our tech and all the appliances that use electricity. We actually had to chat to each other! We were trying to imagine what it would have been like to have lived in the time when electricity didn’t exist.

We lit candles and lit our wood stove, and we were quite cosy. No tv to watch, no underlying hum of electricity, very peaceful, and best of all, no telephone!

The worst of it was being cold. No wonder people went to bed so early. Just goes to show……..!

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