Read more: RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: I've seen the future and it's dark and goes 'beep' | Mail OnlineEven that small pleasure was denied to me as our house was plunged into darkness by a power cut. Groping for a torch, I ventured outside and quickly established that the whole neighbourhood was without electricity.
The phones were dead, too, so I reported the fault using my mobile. A helpful woman on the emergency desk assured me they were on the case.
What does 'they were on the case' refer to? They were fixing it?