The peace in our house is broken at around 7am every morning. That’s the time someone gets up to discover the phone/tablet/ headphones/Kindle/another battery-powered device they left to charge overnight was gazumped by somebody else. And hell hath no fury like a teenager forced to go to school with a flat iPhone.
The lack of power sockets in our house has reached crisis level. I keep expecting Bob Geldof to turn up and launch a charity single, because it’s an absolute power famine. We’ve got so many multi-plug adapters, I’m surprised we’ve not been grassed up to the National Grid, yet there’s still a bunfight for spare sockets every evening.
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