Thunderstorm arrives, power outage! How do you occupy your time?
This (power outage – or as we know it a power cut) hardly ever happens where we live now, which is a shame as it does add a little excitement and drama to an already powerful situation.
It wouldn’t bother me at all, I would read a book, flick through a magazine, play puzzles with the girls or some drawing. I’d do some needlework if the light was good enough, if not candles, so romantic.
I’d probably really want a cup of tea and would enjoy making one with a saucepan of water on the gas. Instead of my kettle which can rustle up a cuppa in no time.
I’d put a nice, comfy, woolly jumper on and warm socks and snuggle up close to a window so I could watch the storm light the sky up.
The best storms I have ever witnessed were in Folgaria. Living in the mountains is an invitation for weather to swirl, stop and get really angry with the world. The claps of thunder there were second to none shaking the foundations of the house along with every bone in my body and the lightening sounds as if it’s ripping the sky in half
Normally the electricty would go and if it was a way for too long I’d nip down to the hotel next door where there is a generator.
I have been caught in torrential rain that drenches you in minutes, through to the bone but at the same time is strangely exilharating, it makes you want to laugh at your poor condition, all of a sudden who cares if your hair is out of place and stuck to your forehead? You’re alive and full of energy.
When did you last get caught in a thunderstorm?