...is that you have to pay it back.
And, when you find that there's not much in the other sort of savings account,
the simplest solution can often be the best way
to hold on to the light in an oldey-worldey fashion.
Pesto jars and even the smaller vegemite jars
can be brought back out to the dining table,
with the help of a couple of tealight candles.
(Damn, this means we're out of vegemite...!)
I think there is beauty to be admired in the ugly practicality of a regular old glass jar.
Somehow they remind me of singing Christmas carols in the park
where you could buy a special candle wind shield thing...
But I was always most impressed with the ones which were brought from home,
fashioned out of an old plastic milk bottle with the bottom sliced off.
Yes I know, Christmas is still 8 weeks away...
(which actually doesn't really sound like much, eek!)
But has anyone else noticed that it seems to come earlier each year?
Halloween hasn't even been yet, and Gothenburg city has already
got most of the decorations up and ready to glow!
The easter eggs will be out in the supermarkets before valentines day no doubt.
And by the time the midsommar decorations start to come in to the shops,
it'll be march and we will have saved up enough daylight
with the help of our little jars to let us bask in the warmth and light once again...
Unless of course, you somehow managed to save up enough in your accounts
so you can follow the sun to where it apparently never takes a holiday.
The Canary Islands.
Oh no! The leaves are falling, how about we just nip over the the islands.
Oh look it's snowing, the Canaries are calling...
Summer's not quite here yet, shall we go back for a quickie?
It's amazing where the mind can wander off to while staring in to a candle flame...