xxii: Paint a torch with nail varnish
My purpose-built astronomy torch is quite good as it swaps between white and red, and has variable brightness. But every time you need to change a battery, you need a teeny screwdriver to take out a number of teeny weeny screws, with frozen fingers, in the dark and at one in the morning. Whose idea was that?
So I want a back-up. This is actually an old wind-the-handle emergency phone recharger, but the torch part can have 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 LEDs lit, and now that it’s been tastefully varnished, it’s as red as you like. The only drawback: I’ll have to remember to come indoors to recharge, as the winding is so loud that sleepers next door will think a small aeroplane is landing in the garden.