I eventually got new lamps from Dunelm and they needed 100W candle bulbs...the screw in variety so I set off to B&Q and couldn't find 100W anywhere....mind you it didn't help that I forgot my specs.....so I went in search of an assistant.....what is it about that place....you can never find anyone to help and if you do happen to be lucky enough to spot a member of staff they are usually going in the opposite direction at 100mph.
Finally I located one and asked her if she could show me where I could find 100W bulbs......and this was the reply......hope you are sitting down for this one......it left me speechless and that doesn't happen very often....mind you only momentarily.
"Oh you won't be able to buy 100W bulbs.....they are now illegal... since 1st February"....
WHAT....well excuse me....but how can a light bulb be illegal.....for goodness sake...I can understand knives, guns, heroin and cocaine....but a bl**dy LIGHT BULB (oops it's Sunday....sorry shouldn't swear on Sunday) Now I am worried.....is it illegal to own a 100W bulb because I have lamps in other rooms with 100W bulbs.....am I going to have the LIGHT BULB POLICE breaking down my door and dragging me off for interrogation and I will disappear from bloggy land forever or will they just confiscate them....is there going to be a LIGHT BULB AMNESTY.....when we have 3 months to hand in all our 100W light bulbs. Just can't believe the thinking behind this one.....because hubby and I are going to be sitting of an evening straining our eyes to read the paper...or maybe we should invest in a torch each......and where does the energy saving come in.... having ONE LAMP with a 100W BULB OR TWO LAMPS with a 60W BULB EACH ...do the maths folks....it doesn't add up....and to be honest....if I want my house to be lit up like Blackpool Illuminations......no silly little man is going to stop me. Well like I said folks.....the whole place is going MAD........we are in the midst of a very serious recession....folks losing their jobs....their homes...business large and small going to the wall and some stupid government department are busying themselves with making light bulbs illegal......light bulbs today.....who knows what it will be tomorrow....you couldn't make it up.....COULD YOU. Have been having a crafty fest over the weekend....back tomorrow with some cards to show you and a challenge or two.....so see you then if I am not carted away and thrown in the slammer for being so naughty.
Hugs Kath xxxxxxx