Mad weather in Scotland today – going between rain and high winds (up to 100mph in some places), and a 30-minute power cut hit most of the north of Scotland and caused chaos – leaving shops out of action, taking down mobile phone networks, turning off the traffic lights in Inverness so that cars were stuck and emergency services became trapped.
We were mid-dinner when the power went out, so Dave manually lit the gas hob and dinner continued, leaving us to sit in front of the window wondering when the power would return, and considering eating all the ice cream before it melted.
I wasn’t short of apocalyptic entertainment, though, with paper books galore, a Kindle with a month’s battery life, a DS, sketching pencils and other forms of electrically independent entertainment. I was prepared!
…Apart from the lack of kettle electric, which meant AN APOCALYPSE WITHOUT TEA. The horror of that realisation was fast and painful to behold. Then Dave saved the day by making tea on the hob.
Oh, and I kind of ruined the illusion of a technology-free end of the world by spending an inordinate amount of time on my phone, reading Facebook updates about the power cut.
So, if the end of world comes around again, I’ll have plenty of entertainment options available. Supplies and survival skills? Not so much.
How do you react in a power cut?