For Christmas my husband bought me a present which has been dubbed "The Accumulator". Some have wondered about its many attributes so I thought, at the very least, it deserved a blog post.
Cursory looks would bring you to the conclusion that The Accumulator is a radio -cassette player. It is that. I needed a cassette player as the world moves ahead, but my music collection sits obstinately in its time of origin. So it does serve an important purpose in that way.
In addition, it has two types of lights- a lamp and a flashlight. That is handy for camping and electricity blackouts. It also has a lovely, jolly colour.
But the real magic is its source of energy. You can plug it into the mains supply. (boring). You can insert three dry cells (boring) OR you can switch it to accumulator (exciting). On accumulator, it will run almost for ever. I realised on New Year's Eve that eventually it dims. It will still run, but the volume cannot be increased. I don't know the science behind this wonderful machine but I think it's worth looking into.
Climate change, global warming- the answer may lie in The Accumulator.