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Sunday, 24 March 2013

Earth Hour ...



Every year we take part in Earth Hour, turning off all appliances and taking the opportunity to reconnect by (dusty) candle-light.  Visitors beware, you will be plunged into darkness.  Understandably, this was a conscious effort to consider the environment and certainly not the trial being experienced by others in the UK who are without power due to the dreadful weather.  This year a game of 'Bananagrams' added to our fun.  Simple rules and very portable.

Happy weekend to you all especially my new followers, who I promise I will get round to introducing when I have a little more time. 
xxx



17 comments:

  1. Sounds a lot of fun, and environment friendly ... and we love banagrams!

    Love Claire xxx

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  2. Bananagrams, great game, we love it too.

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    1. I do too but let's just say I was thrashed!

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  3. ~We are enjoying candle light too...This reminds me of power cuts from the seventies....Which I must admit we have experienced in the last couple of days.....With kindest thoughts...Maria...Ooh have never played banagrams...

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    1. Me too, seemed such fun as a child but must have been a nightmare for our parents.

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  4. Somehow we missed all news of this... sounds like a worthy activity and a fun way of spending an hour xo

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  5. Good on you! I am ashamed to admit (as I live in an Eco-friendly house) that I didn't know about Earth Hour until I saw your post. What a wonderful idea!

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    1. You are so lucky, although I love my home eco-friendly it ain't.

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  6. Looking forward to lots of Earth Hours when we move into our new house...our new house was made for candlelight and woodburning fires. Great idea - we did it in the UK but I've lost track of when it was exactly. Thanks for sharing and keep thinking eco-friendly thoughts! Axxx

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  7. I googled Earth Hour after reading your post as I didn't know much about it. Even though I've missed it this year, it was a timely reminder to go round the house and turn off any unnecessary lights.

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    1. Excellent, if not saving the planet you will at least save some money.

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  8. This sounds like fun, great idea! we recently had a power cut and I really enjoyed sitting by candle light with my family.

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  9. Just catching up here (and drooling over the bread in your last post and wondering why my dentist is nowhere near a baker ... bad planning on my part I fear!). Earth hour ... agreed, wonderful idea. Earth 24 hours, as experienced hereabouts, not so wonderful! I suppose at least our weekend woes were eco friendly ;)

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  10. If it was warmer, the heating could finally go off, but just lighting candles, brings instant warmth xx

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  11. Oh no I completely forgot about Earth hour this year. When I was growing up in South Africa we often had 2-3 days at a time without electricity, we always had the best conversations at night as a family by candle light! We love bananagrams, always play at my sister in laws, I think we need to acquire these for our home too x Penny
    ps. thanks for visiting my blog, lovely to meet you x

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