Weekend Theme

Talking recently to someone who lives out in the bush where there is no electricity, and water is obtained from a borehole and pump, I was thinking how grateful I am for electricity that is there when I turn on a switch, and for water than flows out of taps when I turn them on. How much more difficult would life be for me without these conveniences I so take for granted (and complain bitterly if they stop functioning).

That somehow led the conversation to holiday homes for rent (always a cheaper option than a hotel for a holiday) and how the papers were scoured for ones with “all mod cons”. That being short for all modern conveniences.  Back when I was a child, that meant more or less, running water, functioning electricity, a radio and a stove with oven and plates, a fridge and if you were lucky an electric kettle and a gizmo for making toast. A telephone was also sometimes provided.

Driving home that evening I wondered quite what the description “all mod cons” would mean today.

So that’s the theme

All mod cons

As usual, create a post and leave a message here so that others can read all the related posts, and of course the only rule is “have fun with it”.


24 thoughts on “Weekend Theme

  1. Well, some people would consider DVD players, video machines, computers, spa baths and some things I have never heard of as included in ‘all mod cons’ – the mind boggles what some families now take for granted.

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