Switching from a thermo pot to a hotel style kettle usually isn't something worth blogging about. The increase of 12.5% in electricity tariff prompted us to give up out thermo pot. Giving it up represents a long foregone rite of passage for our children - surrendering the milk bottle. When you make milk for babies and toddlers it is very convenient to have a ready supply of hot water. When this need disappears, we continue to enjoy hot water on demand, but having seen how wasteful Dubai was we have become more sensitive about energy use. We like everything to be energy efficient. We started using energy saving light bulbs when we got married more than twenty years ago. Over the years, we have gradually become more energy conscious and that include what we eat too! Eat more than enough, and you have to carry extra baggage everywhere.