Getting used to hard peas and candle-lit baths

2008-01-22 00:00

“I’ll bet you can’t write anything amusing about power outages,” remarked my friend the other day. This while we were employing our questionable girl-guide skills trying to ignite a little gas burner to boil water for tea. We’d planned to enjoy it with a soggy-centred muffin, the full baking time of which had been rudely interrupted by the power cut.

It’s all very frustrating, but if Eskom would only stick to their load-shedding schedule, you could at least plan your fumbling about in the dark a little better.

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