We decided to have a new electrical consumer unit fitted the other day. On inspecting the house's ageing electrical circuits Mr Sparky discovered that some idiot of a previous house owner had installed the outside front door light so badly that the metal light fittings in the lounge had been live whenever the outdoor light was switched on. The outdoor light is activated by an infra red sensor, and most of the time it responds to the nocturnal comings and goings of our cat. The upshot of this is that our fate has rested unknowingly in the paws of our cat for some years now - had any of us touched a lounge light fitting while she was on her way in or out of the premises it could have been game over. Spooky. So not only do I have to repair the outdoor light circuit, but our oven has been tripping the new consumer unit every time it starts to warm up. Mr Sparky's verdict? It's old, knackered and unsafe - buy a new oven. Any similar tales of electrical tomfoolery to tell?