Sometime on Wednesday night, we lost power to one half of our house, which has left us — quite literally — in the dark. We had planned to host a get-together on Monday evening, but we’ve had to ring around and cancel because of the lack of lights!

We still have lights in the front half of our house, comprising our bedroom, the lounge, the blue room and the studio. However, the other half is on a different circuit, with the kitchen, dining, living and girls’ rooms, is darkened.

I don’t mind it so much. It means that we’re eating our dinner earlier and no washing up after dark!

We’re hoping that it was simply caused by water leaking into the electrical system and that it will dry out soon. If not, I’m sure it will be very expensive!