A dad is preparing himself for every single light in the house being on at the same time as relatives descend on his house over the next few days.
Local dad, Peter Thape is rationing the lighting of each room to a shitty lamp today and tomorrow as he prepares for the light festival that is to follow.
Thape’s usual dictatorial power over his immediate family will be ignored as children wander unchallenged between rooms, no longer under the obligation to turn off the light of an unoccupied area.
‘There’s a cockiness about the children that’s unbearable,’ said Thape.
‘The meter’s spinning round like it’s on acid – is this what Jesus wanted?’ asked Thape.