On Friday we received two night-sights through the post, which had been very generously donated to the CFZ by Dan Holdsworth. We could not wait until it got dark so that we could try them out and as soon as the last flecks of daylight gave up and handed over to darkness, Graham and Jon eagerly pottered around outside and eventually came into the kitchen with them. It was like something out of Terminator, each of them having just one red eye – these seemingly floating around completely devoid of any body. Then it was my turn and the first thing I looked at was Prudence sitting on her bed by the Rayburn. Quite peculiar - especially as her eyes were just large white dots. In fact they looked like two white chocolate buttons. Freaky.
There is no doubt that if anybody had walked passed the house and seen us, they would have thought us jolly odd fellows, wandering around in the dark. But on reflection I guess most in the village know us as being rather unconventional anyway. However, we enjoyed our night-time experiment and are looking forward to trying out the night-sights up at the woods one night.
Thanks, Dan, once again for your generosity. They are a gratefully received addition to our growing arsenal of specialised equipment.