Now you don't really need to know this, but we generally sleep with the curtains open. When you are a middle aged man, there is method in this madness, for the glow from the street lamp in the lane, illuminates the room adequately enough for you to negotiate the pit falls of the " middle of the night trip to the bog"
Of course, I innately now know the set up.......get up, turn right, two steps, turn right again......four steps, feel around the door, turn right...walk forward six steps, feel for toilet seat and sit down with a sigh ( yes I always sit down to pee in the night......it's safer) but having a bit of light shining through the window , does allow a person to at least see which dog has sneaked into your warm spot after you have grappled with the old prostate.
Having said all this, I am now a firm believer that the village street lights should be turned off in the wee small hours. Ok leave them on until midnight, so that the final die hards at The Crown can find their way home, but turn them off until say five thirty or six, so that the early risers can back their cars out safely for that morning commute to work.
I am beginning to hate light pollution....
mind you.....Living with someone who wakes early doesn't help either, as on a daily basis, Chris will be wide awake around four or four thirty only to check email or read the news on his iPad. Now even though he is, for the most part silent, the sudden flash of screen light is often enough to drag me out of a Russell Crowe based dream and into the land of the early morning undead...and as you all must know by know by now
I JUST FUCKING WELL DON'T DOOOOOO MORNINGS!
And so, what is the solution?
Turn off the street lights......close the curtains, position a weak torch next to the bed so that " pee runs" remain safe and wear a Joan Collins eye mask the rest of the time....
There, job done! Simples!
Ps couldnt find a photo of Trelawnyd in the dark...so you will have to be content with the above
Trelawnyd in bright sunshine
Pps. Chris had an excuse to be awake at 4am this morning ... North Wales experienced a small earthquake......me and dogs slept though it