Really OT: light bulbs
Getting really off topic in the tea stop:
Why oh why oh why do they say that the energy saver light bulbs last up to 5 or even 8 years. I have never has one that lasted more than 18 months and any longer than an old fashion incandescent bulb. Obviously they are cheaper to run, but only if they last as long as they are supposed to. And they cost 5 times what the old bulbs cost and you can't by those any more.
If the cost of the bulbs is more than the energy saving what is the point, especially if the carbon footprint of the bulb itself is greater than the energy it uses in the home.
One has gone in the hall for weeks, but today one is out in my bedroom so I now need to go to tesco. I like the idea of the LED white bulbs but they are about £9 a go. They promise to last for years as well but I doubt it.
They should say more clearly the (im)probability of getting it to last 5 years.