I remember going to bed by candle light in the early 70s. As a child, it was an adventure - and didn't stop me doing most of the things I loved: reading books, climbing trees, playing with actual toys.
It would be very different now, in this time, in this house.
We are totally dependent on power for our daily lives, and yet thanks to an industrial dispute, a strike is threatened that could cause the lights to go out, and everything else too.
These are some of the issues we will face:
No central heating
Unfortunately the gas central heating has an electric controller, so it won't work, and that includes the underfloor heating in Smiley's room - which means that she will be cold.