Earth Hour And A Half

30 March 2009

On Saturday night we did  ‘the right thing’ and turned off all the lights for an hour at 8.30.

At 9.40 I went into my office and turned on the light (a 3 bulb centre one).  One of the bulbs blew out of its socket and smashed on the floor.  It blew the light circuit for the entire house so that involved a trip outside to the fuse box (well, to be honest, David went outside) to replace the fuse. 

I’ve no idea whether this was a result of the whole of Sydney turning lights back on at the same time.  But it was all a bit eerie.  And it did mean that we did more than our bit for energy conservation that night. 

Note to self:  Next year DON’T decide that Earth Hour night is the right time to cast on an intricate piece of lace.  Garter stitch and stocking stitch I can do by touch.  Lace is a no-no.


  1. . . . [There are too many people being brainwashed by group think and not enough independent thinkers in this world. It is a reverse Darwinism.

    The ONLY reason that I would ever turn out all my lights is to show concern for change regarding light pollution, or when camping and have a campfire going.] . . .



  2. We sat in the dark, too, and it was sort-of cozy. Not a bad thing to get away from computer and television – maybe we ought to do it more.

  3. We have been having electrical issues in this house too – Mark had to rig up a bedside lamp so I could get the dinner cooked. And then we turned the lights off, and sat on the floor by candle light to enjoy our dinner 🙂

  4. I agree – lace in the dark is a no-no!

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