Load shedding entertainment guide

Loadshedding has become the bane of every South Africans existence, well most. If you don't know what it is, it is when the power goes off in areas at scheduled intervals in areas all across the country. You are welcome to google the reasons behind it.

Here is a small list of what I love having around when the lights do go out:

A wireless radio, mine syncs with the bluetooth of my phone or ipad, so I can listen to music or just the radio whilst the lights and tv doesn't work.
A small gas stove, sometimes a girl really needs a cup of coffee, or a boiled egg.
E-reader, one preferably with a light, I have a kobo and am really enjoying being able to read and seldom needing to charge it. To be frank, loadshedding lets me read in peace for a few hours.
Snuggly blanket when the lights go out, it feels colder, probably because the t.v. and the lights do help heat up our homes.
A battery powered light so you don't walk into the coffee table.
One of the many apps made for telling you when the lights go out. Some have added features like flshlights that use the flash on your phone.

Things to do when the lights are out:

  • Read a book
  • Listen to an audio book
  • Do a hair or face mask or even both 
  • Knit a scarf, call it your in the dark scarf, it will be an artistic statement
  • Roast marshmallows over a candle flame- not a scented candle though