Rollercoaster Mum: Do it in the dark!

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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Do it in the dark!

When: 8.30 - 9.30pm Saturday 23rd March
Where: Your house, your pub, your street - wherever you are!

What the hell am I on about? WWF's Earth Hour of course....

'What on earth (boom, boom!) is that?'  I hear you say . Well it is better explained on the WWF Earth Hour website but in a nutshell switch off your lights for an hour at 8.30pm this Saturday. This is not so much about conserving energy (although it's gotta help) but about showing your support and joining millions of others around our fabulous little planet to support nature, wildlife and healthy communities. This year it is all about raising awareness of our over use of fossil fuels and what we can do to switch to renewable energy to save our brilliant planet.

There's tons of fun ideas as well as a serious message on the website. They have some delicious menus from celebrity chefs including Ken Hom, Jamie Oliver and Raymond Blanc so you could have a romantic candlelit dinner with your loved one or host a candlelit dinner party. If you are on your own or have the kids with you why not listen to the specially recorded Just So stories read by celebs like Kevin McCloud. If these don't appeal there is a whole list of 60 things to do in the dark - you can watch McFly do something silly dressed as pandas, do owl impressions, stargaze or tell scary stories - I'm sure we can think of a few more too (nudge, nudge, wink, wink!!)

So go on switch those lights off ,get creative and #doitinthedark - you never know you might even have some fun! As for me I'm planning a candle-lit dinner with Ken Hom's rather yummy sounding Clay Pot Caramel Pork - and who knows what may happen after that??!!

I'd love to know what you might do too!

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