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!