Sunday, 29 March 2009

Party in the Dark


Earth Hour in Locketland was a huge success last night as we had our very own

PARTY IN THE DARK!


We lit all the candles we could find


and lit a lovely open fire (because it was the coldest night we've had in ages!)


We then ceremoniously switched off the main electricity switch at 8.30 (leaving a load of washing mid cycle in the machine, whoops!)

Then the party began!


The scrummy food was kindly donated by Jane whose little girl's birthday party we'd been to in the afternoon.

It was lovely sitting there chatting with the children without the distraction of the telly or the computer and we talked about all the things we needed electricity for and what it would have been like in the "olden days" (we'd just been watching Robin Hood - hooray for the new series!!)


Once we'd finished our "tea" we played some games - slightly difficult in the dark, but we persisted, and then we all squashed up on the sofa and laughed ourselves silly taking it in turns to play charades.

The children want to do it every Saturday night now!

21 comments:

silverpebble said...

That looks like serious fun Lucy! Such a great idea to make an event of Earth Hour. I find the house looks, well, cleaner in the dark. He!

Moogsmum said...

It looks like a fine way to spend a Saturday evening - and I'm so glad you were able to watch Robin Hood first!
Although we didn't do Earth Hour last night, we did have a candles only night on Friday....with the telly on...

Josie said...

looks like you all had a great time!
Josie x
ps) we didn't do earth hour as I was scared Kitt Cat would knock the candles over!

wonderwoman said...

looks like a great family night - its so lovely just to be able to talk and play games - some of the funniest times we had with the kids was during power cuts!!!

xxx

Kitty said...

The kids were at their dad's, I was poorly-sick - Earth hour was just right for me ... went to bed! Glad you all had a nice time. x

LiEr said...

Didn't do earth hour, although the dishwasher died yesterday so I spent the hour washing up dinner dishes the electricity-less way. Does that count?

Ali said...

Fun times! I forgot to save the planet last night. Hopeless.

periwinkle said...

we just love " carpet picnics " .. I managed to switch most things off but still had a small lamp on ( energy saving bulb ) and the telly.. thats all though . Computers even got switcheds off too.. Looks like you all had a greta time..
Lisa x

quinn said...

That looks like such fun!

When I had no power for one entire week in December, it was very peaceful and pleasant - and I actually began writing with a pen again, instead of a keyboard.

Candles on hand, propane heater and wood for the stove as well. Missed the running water, though!

Natasha said...

Looks like such a fun time - can i come next time?

Rachel said...

I thought you were only supposed to turn the lights off?! Seriously though, good for you for going the whole hog and making such a fun party of it! I'm ashamed to say we didn't join in, (but I do try to be quite green the rest of the time so I didn't feel too bad!)
:)

Jenny said...

If everyone did do that every Saturday imagine what good it would do the planet and us!Glad you had such fun:)

JuliaB said...

What a fun evening it looks like!! Definatly a good plan to repeat! x

rachelmp said...

We couldn't do it, Maya screams if the lights are off while she goes to sleep so maybe next year. Nearly half of Australia were lights off though. You look like you had a great time!

Lina said...

Good for you! A bit of indoor camping sounds like good quality family time.

Thimbleanna said...

That's so cool Lucy -- looks like you all had a great time!

Arianwen said...

That looks fun. We forgot oops will try again next week.

dottycookie said...

What a lovely idea!

hetty said...

Good for you and your family for turning Earth Hour into such a fun event. I wish everyone would do it! It's amazing how fun and relaxing an hour of candle light is.

monda-loves said...

sounds like a lot of fun. I didn't even know about earth hour - shame on me! maybe next time...

Monda
x

Dionne said...

What a lovely evening! I may have to make a to-do of Earth Hour next year as well... but then why wait.
Cheers,
Dionne