All of you kids out there of the green persuasion will be delighted (sorry) to know that due to ...er... family pressures, we will not be observing Illumination hour at 8.00 tonight, whereby all household lights were going to be turned on in celebration and thanksgiving for God's gift of ingenuity and creativity to humankind.
We even had to take our Christmas lights down at last.
And, it was too dark to do my usual Bible reading with the girls.
This symbolism is killing me.
Anyway, we prayed, and I did a bit of Romans 1 from memory with Matilda, so that was nice, sitting there in the gloom. We prayed for Fifi's mum, whose 80th birthday we celebrated today.
Oh, and the candles, although they pump out a shedload of carbon, looked very nice. And the girls loved them, and said 'Can we do this every night??'
Oh, and don't worry, we had taken down the Christmas lights already.