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Dont forget the clocks go forewards tonight.

Post by Syl on Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:20 pm

Well 2am to be precise.
It's always a sign that spring is on the way.
Not sure messing about with the time is twice a year is a necessity though.
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Post by nicko on Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:34 pm

They wont change it because the Scots say it will be too dark in the mornings !
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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:39 pm

We sprang forward two weeks ago in the States. I love it, tired of it getting dark so damned early.
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Post by Original Quill on Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:18 pm

Already done it...tho, I'm still finding watches that are behind. Lol
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Post by Syl on Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:44 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:We sprang forward two weeks ago in the States. I love it, tired of it getting dark so damned early.

I didn't even know you altered your clocks Ben....I thought it was an outdated British tradition.
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Post by Syl on Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:47 pm

Original Quill wrote:Already done it...tho, I'm still finding watches that are behind.  Lol

Watches are usually the last to be changed....and cookers, mine is complicated and I always have to get the manual out to remember how to do it.
Why cant everything change automatically like the TV's, phones  and  laptops.
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Post by Syl on Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:51 pm

Anyway I'm knackered...that hour less sleep makes all the difference. Was reading till 3am, then realised it was actually 4am. House started getting noisy about 8am.....so that was that. Mad
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Post by Original Quill on Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:34 pm

Syl wrote:Anyway I'm knackered...that hour less sleep makes all the difference. Was reading till 3am, then realised it was actually 4am. House started getting noisy about 8am.....so that was that. Mad

Yes, the springtime change is the worst.
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Post by Original Quill on Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:37 pm

Syl wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:We sprang forward two weeks ago in the States. I love it, tired of it getting dark so damned early.

I didn't even know you altered your clocks Ben....I thought it was an outdated British tradition.

Actually, some say it was invented by Ben Franklin:

History of DST wrote:American inventor and politician Benjamin Franklin wrote an essay called “An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light” to the editor of The Journal of Paris in 1784. In the essay, he suggested, although jokingly, that Parisians could economize candle usage by getting people out of bed earlier in the morning, making use of the natural morning light instead.
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Post by Raggamuffin on Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:40 pm

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Syl wrote:Anyway I'm knackered...that hour less sleep makes all the difference. Was reading till 3am, then realised it was actually 4am. House started getting noisy about 8am.....so that was that. Mad

Yes, the springtime change is the worst.

I like the Spring change because it means it's lighter in the evenings. I wish they'd keep BST actually - I hate it when the clocks go back.
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Post by Original Quill on Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:44 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:
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Yes, the springtime change is the worst.

I like the Spring change because it means it's lighter in the evenings. I wish they'd keep BST actually - I hate it when the clocks go back.

Arizona is one state that has special dispensation from Congress to stay the same all year round. It was easier, when I lived there, except when it came to calculating whether grandma would be home in California, just yet, to take her birthday calls.
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Post by Raggamuffin on Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:47 pm

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Raggamuffin wrote:

I like the Spring change because it means it's lighter in the evenings. I wish they'd keep BST actually - I hate it when the clocks go back.

Arizona is one state that has special dispensation from Congress to stay the same all year round.  It was easier, when I lived there, except when it came to calculating whether grandma would be home in California, just yet, to take her birthday calls.

Yes, it can be a bit confusing. In New Zealand the clocks go the opposite way, so when I was there I had to work out what time it was in the UK if I needed to ring someone because I could be two hours out.
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Post by Syl on Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:03 pm

One nice thing....it's 6pm and the sunshine is still bright.
Today we have had sun, rain, winds, sleet and a bit of snow, temp has ranged from 3 to 9c ......just your average Easter bank holiday.
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Post by Syl on Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:38 pm

I'm looking out at the most glorious sunset right now.
Not bad for gone 7.30....it does make Spring seem that bit closer.
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Post by Raggamuffin on Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:24 am

The weather doesn't seem to be matching the arrival of spring. No
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Post by Raggamuffin on Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:23 am

Stormee wrote:7am today here the wind was quite violent, now it is calm and cold.

Bluetitz are going mad at my nutz.

It's calmed down a bit here now, but there was some damage to properties earlier because of the wind.
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Post by Syl on Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:41 pm

Some of the roads around here are now closed due to........snow. Rolling Eyes
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