All the kids had gone to sleep and all was quiet in the Savvy household, Mr savvy and me were sat downstairs watching Coronation street after living in Manchester is an unwritten rule that we watch Corrie. When all of a sudden everything went dark, yes we were suffering from a power cut. OH NO!!!!!.
Not to worry we have some battery operated lights just find them and we will be sorted. Do you think we could find them, no not a chance. With no lights it was rummage through the cupboard, to see if I could find these lights but after the kids have been messing about in the cupboards you can’t find anything.
Then I heard a voice from upstairs,
“Mummy, my night-light has gone off, it’s all dark.”
“Mummy , my light has gone off ”
“Mummy, my light has gone off”
He kept repeating it.
Mr Savvy braved the dark and went up and fetched Perkie downstairs. I sat with Perkie next to me on the settee he was like a gibbering wreck, I did my best to reassure him.
He wanted the tv on but couldn’t understand or grasp why the tv couldn’t go on, bless him.
I looked outside to see if any of the other houses had been affected, there is something very spooky when all the outside is dark. Its like the outside world has died as all you can see is this blackness. All the life has gone.
Perkie held on to me and wouldn’t let me go, he very uneasy in the darkness he was definitely out of his comfort zone. I suddenly realised my mobile phone would act as a torch. Suddenly the gibbering wreck became a bit more confident and moved to the table to get a drink. It’s amazing how things seem different in the dark and how the darkness makes you see things differently.
After what seemed like hours but in reality was only about 40 minutes the power was restored, everything came back to life. My gibbering wreck was happy now the lights were back on and promptly went to bed. The tv came back on and everything went back to normality. The moral of this story is be prepared for unexpected eventualities I wasn’t but I will be now.