Good morning everyone.
I decided to bring you a piece of my digital art today. This was done for a project for my degree, the project focused on the transfer between the filament type bulb to the new low energy ones.
The reason the change came was due to the amount of power used by the old style bulb.
I had never given it much thought before, although I had moaned about how long a low energy bulb takes to get up to full light and how they aren't as good, but then after researching the bulbs for my project I was quite surprised to find that the filament type bulb actually wasted so much energy in heat rather than light that they could be likened to an electric fire for power consumption.
The new low energy bulbs require less energy to produce the light and also their heat loss is much less than half of a filament bulb.
When you think in the UK alone how many households there are and the huge amount of bulbs being lit on a night, then consider that all those bulbs are small electric fires the waste of energy must have been huge.
With fossil fuels beginning to run out and newer sources of energy having to be found then I can only see replacing filament bulbs with low energy as a step in the right direction, maybe not a huge step, but it is a step none the less.
Now last night was rather a painful night, if you are squeamish you may wish to look away now.
I will explain first that we have three Bichon Frise dogs and as lovely as they are they do get under your feet, especially in the kitchen, so to combat this problem we have a wooden child safety gate between the living room and the kitchen which prevents the little darlings/devils from getting in to trip you up.
Anyway, Gill had headed for bed and I was just tidying round before going myself. I had taken some things into the kitchen which I had washed up and put away. On my way back into the living room I opened the gate, walked in and closed the gate behind me. It was then I felt a stinging from my foot, I looked down to find that as I had opened the gate I had pulled it completely over my toes, why this didn't hurt instantly I have no idea, but it was hurting now. The pain became much worse when I noticed that three of my toes were now bleeding, badly. I hopped back into the kitchen to get some kitchen towel and the first aid kit.
I sat in the kitchen and upon closer inspection I found the three toes were now missing a specific part, that part being their nails. Yep, the bottom of the gate had happily removed three of my nails, completely.
It took a good half an hour to stop the bleeding and get my toes dressed. I finally put the first aid kit away and then began to wonder where the nails must be. Checking the bottom of the gate I found them actually slightly stuck in the wood underneath, still whole and in a row. It was quite comical to see them there. Needless to say I removed them and cleaned the gate. This then bought a smile to face as I felt I had had my revenge on the gate, it removed my nails and now I had just removed it's nails and I hope it hurt it as much as it hurt me.
I hobbled off to bed where no matter what my foot touched last night, it hurt. I ended up with my foot on top of the quilt. I have got up this morning and although my toes are tender as you would expect, they aren't as painful as last night, at least until I inevitably stub one of the toes on something that I would never normally hit.
I hope I haven't put you off you brekky and I also hope you like todays upload, thanks for looking and for any comments.
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