Saturday, 28 March 2015

Earth Hour, A Thank You & Feeling My Age

Thank you to everyone who commented on my SAHM post.  The comments about food and so on brought back many memories for me as well as my bloggie friends, some good, some not so good!  It seems that my mum was not such an oddity after all by staying at home all those years but I would never have felt comfortable in not earning and contributing to the household budget once my children were old enough to be left.  I went back to work part time once my own two were at senior school although I always made sure that I was home by the time they got in from school. Happy Days...

On a different subject, tonight we will be having Earth Hour when lots of people all over the world will be turning off lights for an hour from 8.30 to 9.30pm local time.  Will you be taking part?  I think we will.  It won't make much difference in the grand scheme of things but it will be a gesture to show we are mindful of the way we are using up all our planets resources.

On the subject of electricity, I wrote a post a few months ago about my efforts to save money by cutting the electricity bill.  Would you believe it.... I cut our usage down only for the unit price to go up from 11p per unit to 11.9p so our bill is bigger not smaller.  As we are billed by a third party I have no way of checking whether or not we are being ripped off with the price.  I thought suppliers were keeping costs down.....Has your supplier reduced your unit cost?

On Ageing

Suddenly, I am feeling my age.  DD, my younger child, was 40 on Tuesday, my best friend has reached the age of 65 today, my sister and her husband are both 75.  I had a phone call last night to say that my brother in law went to hospital yesterday for an eye injection (macular degeneration) only to be immediately admitted as he was having a heart attack whilst awaiting treatment.  As my Sis lives in Suffolk and I am here in Worcestershire I can't go to help.  She sounded so down on the phone as she seems to have no-one else to talk to who lives close by.  We chatted for a while and she seemed a little calmer when we finished but I do wish I could hug her.  Families seem to fly far and wide these days, don't they?  Our son lives in Oz and we rarely hear from him.  I am feeling my age.....

Virtual hugs to anyone who needs one x


  1. Your right, it's so easy to move away, but as you get older the distance can create problems, but my daughters live local, but hubbies boys live over 100 miles and in Ireland. Both our families are away, so we depend on each other.

  2. I didn't know about the earth hour, but we do sometimes watch tv with the lights off. Hope your bil is ok and your sis x Thanks for the hug sending one back to you x

  3. Sending you love and hugs from Dorset. Will keep your brother in law and sister in my thoughts and prayers. Penny Lxx

  4. I'm afraid I was ignorant of the earth hour PP but redeeming myself by letting you know that on many of the dark winter nights that now soon to be over we have sat with just candles watching fire imps in the open fireplace and just enjoying our own company.

    This age thing is truly a bugger but I guess we just have to make the most of what we have and what we can do. Hope that you brother n law and sister are soon back on the mend.

  5. I've just been catching up with my 'regular blogs' and am so sorry to hear about your brother in law. Sending 'bloggy best wishes' from my little corner of Worcestershire! Jx

  6. I'm just trying to catch up with my blog reading, its been quite a busy time. I too am feeling my age just now, hopefully it will pass, my youngest is 320 miles away and isnt too well at the moment. We saw him at the weekend and it broke my heart to leave him. I can understand how you are feeling, so sorry to hear about Your brother in law, I hope he has a speedy recovery. Big healing hugs to you all xxx


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