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I HATE it when the clocks go back.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by zizzyballoon, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. zizzyballoon

    zizzyballoon Star commenter

    The sky is blue and the sun is shining but in just over an hour it will be dark again. How stupid is that, when we could be having a whole extra hour of sunshine?
  2. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Lead commenter

    If I remember correctly, from this article I read (think it was a BBC one), the evenings start getting longer from about December 12th. The days themselves are still getting shorter though, until about the 21st. The mornings don't really affect me cos I'm still in bed...

    So for me, getting past December 12th is a big morale boost.

    Cue a big argument about all this, akin to the Monty Hall problem...
    sabrinakat likes this.
  3. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Lead commenter

    Absolutely, and the holier-than-thou attitude that goes with it. Us night-owls are fighting a constant battle.

    It's like people at work scheduling meetings for 9am, or earlier. They don't take kindly when I suggest 7pm (or later) instead.
  4. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Bloody farmers.
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  5. zizzyballoon

    zizzyballoon Star commenter

  6. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    And another thing....

    It's now less than 2 months before the shortest day, but we have to wait until 3 months after the shortest day before the clocks go forwards again, why don't they change at the end of February instead of March? A whole extra unnecessarily dark month.
    ilovesooty, InkyP, racroesus and 2 others like this.
  7. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Lead commenter

    Well researched. And there, slap bang in the middle of the 15:51s is December 12th.

    Of course it's still depressingly early. Dark at 4pm... Just a couple of hours after I get up...:D
  8. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Being basically weird I sleep from about 9.30 pm to about 5 am - I'm going to be living in virtual darkness for months.
  9. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Be grateful. When I was born and until I started school BST began after the middle of April...
  10. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Not literal darkness?
  11. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    What is nice is when it starts getting gradually lighter each morning and I start seeing the Barn Owl every morning as it flaps home after a hard night's hunting.

    But that is 6 months away.
  12. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Do I remember that?
  13. zizzyballoon

    zizzyballoon Star commenter

    I don't.:(
  14. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I could be persuaded that I do.
  15. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Much of what we remember from childhood, apparently never actually happened. They are suggestions picked up along the way that we were able to form an emotional bond with. It's the emotion we remember and make connections with that becomes the reality of our memories, rather than facts.
  16. zizzyballoon

    zizzyballoon Star commenter

    Who says?
  17. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Neither do I but I suppose I might have been too young to concern myself with such things.
  18. zizzyballoon

    zizzyballoon Star commenter

    It feels like bedtime to me now. I've got all confused by all this clockfoolery. It's like having jetlag.
    InkyP likes this.
  19. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    It's only one hour!
  20. zizzyballoon

    zizzyballoon Star commenter

    But it has a very big impact on those of us with sensitive body clockso_O

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