I walked past the terrace window tonight, forgetting I had earlier turned on all the solar lights that I had charging on the terrace. So things are flickering and twinkling away in little piles on the floor and tables and potted plants. Of course I went outside to play with settings.
In the dark.
I picked up a controller and felt for the switch. Click. It blinked then did nothing. Click. Ahh Steady on mode. Click. Hmm no light, maybe this is slow fade…. wait… nothing? Weird mode. Click. Steady on. Click. No light. Click steady on. This really is an uninteresting mode, why won’t it change to the next mode? I want them all twinkling, like fairy lights should.
It took me a few more switches and dark times before I realised I was pressing the on off switch not the mode switch.
My sister came in today.
“Want some shortbread?” I asked.
“Oh god yes I’m starved.”
I opened the fridge, pulled out the roll of dough, sliced off some bits and passed them over and stood munching.
She too was nomming down. And then she says “So, were you planning to bake these?”
“Oh my god! You’re supposed to cook shortbread? Why didn’t anyone tell me?”
“Yes, apparently. And ANZACs. Although you have to make a double mix in order to have enough left to make it worth turning the oven on.”