Saturday 25 May 2013 22:50 UTC
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There we were at 11pm, sitting quietly in the lounge reading and sipping G&T - when there was a loud BANG! from outside and the lights went out. Bit early for fireworks, I thought.
Through the window, I saw the transformer on the pole in the field behind us flashing like a good fireworks display and showering sparks all around. When the sparks subsided, it was VERY dark (normal for rural Suffolk at 3am, but not at 11pm on New Year's Eve) - except that the lights on the tree in our garden were still on! They are on the "garage" circuit, with a separate fusebox and trips etc.
I thought we were in for a week or two of no-electricity, but it seems one phase of three is out, and our trip went out in sympathy. Lights have gradually been coming on again in the houses down the road as people reset their circuit breakers. Enough excitement for one night, methinks.
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Woke up about 6:30 to the sound of a car, with its engine running an headlights on, stopped outside the house (in a residential street). Assumed it was an early taxi for somebody After 20 mins, couldn't stand it any more and went outside to investigate. Bloke inside, fast asleep: when I knocked on the window, he awoke with a start, refused to explain what he was doing, and drove off. I was unable to ascertain through the small gap which he opened the window to whether he was drunk or not...
Do the panel think I should dob him in to the Police (on the grounds that *if* he was drunk, and has an accident and injures somebody, shopping him might have prevented it) ?
Like Keef, great start to 2013...
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