As easy as changing a light bulb is an expression which may once have been valid but most certainly does not apply today.
There are nineteen bulbs in the kitchen alone. They need five different types of bulb. The downlighters in the ceiling are the hardest to change, especially as there is a load of builders rubble in the ceiling that falls out when a bulb is removed. The downlighters are held in place by a wire ring that is fairly easy to take off but tricky to put back. A downlighter in the hall is jammed in place and I cannot prise it loose. I think if I had a toy arrow with a suction cap I might be able to get it out.
The light in the oven has a glass cover that was impossible to unscrew and I resorted to a professional handyman. Pretty pathetic to pay to have a light bulb changed. One of the lights in the extractor hood went and I couldn’t work out how to get the bulb out. Of course there was an instructional video on YouTube that helped and infuriated at the same time. The demonstrator had the hood standing vertically on a table making the task a doddle compared to trying to do it in situ. He breezily reminded me to turn the electricity off but how was I going to do that without plunging most of west London into darkness? I did eventually find a switch under the sink marked Extractor Fan.
Chatsworth has a clock winder. I need a bulb changer.