There are some useless things in life. Things like
- A open top bus to celebrate a trophy win at my so called football club,
- Chocolate fire guards,
- That unkillable plant that died in the Yorkshire weather within days (the Yorkshire Summer…..),
- The last 250 pages of The Silmarillion (I can’t get through the first chapter after thirty years of trying),
- My baking….
Now we can add solar power in Yorkshire to that list.
Son expectantly waiting for a festive feel in the garden.
I carefully placed the new solar powered Christmas lights into a tree. Positioned the panel in a place which faces the sun all day. Absolutely no shade cover to worry about. Perfect.
Only problem is this is Yorkshire. Absolutely no sun. But don’t worry the lights come with a panel that apparently works in cloudy conditions. Just 4 hours charging required. There is cloudy and then there is Yorkshire.
Two days now. Nothing. Not a flicker from the lights. Well on the bright side we still have 18 days till Christmas. Just maybe in 18 days we might just get enough light to breathe a little life into them. Looking at the forecast. I’m not entirely convinced.