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BS: UK Clocks go forward tonight!!!!

Big Al Whittle 27 Mar 21 - 02:30 PM
Steve Shaw 27 Mar 21 - 05:07 PM
The Sandman 27 Mar 21 - 05:11 PM
Jos 27 Mar 21 - 05:14 PM
DMcG 27 Mar 21 - 06:47 PM
Tattie Bogle 27 Mar 21 - 07:35 PM
JHW 28 Mar 21 - 05:59 AM
Bonzo3legs 28 Mar 21 - 06:31 AM
Bonzo3legs 28 Mar 21 - 09:09 AM
Backwoodsman 28 Mar 21 - 02:22 PM
Rain Dog 28 Mar 21 - 06:01 PM
Mrrzy 29 Mar 21 - 09:06 AM
Malcolm Storey 29 Mar 21 - 02:33 PM
Senoufou 30 Mar 21 - 03:28 PM
Bonzo3legs 30 Mar 21 - 03:39 PM
Jon Freeman 31 Mar 21 - 07:39 AM
Steve Shaw 31 Mar 21 - 09:42 AM
Senoufou 31 Mar 21 - 05:46 PM
BobL 02 Apr 21 - 03:43 AM
DMcG 02 Apr 21 - 03:58 AM
Senoufou 02 Apr 21 - 04:36 AM
Doug Chadwick 02 Apr 21 - 05:03 AM
Bonzo3legs 02 Apr 21 - 05:19 AM
Steve Shaw 02 Apr 21 - 05:51 AM
leeneia 02 Apr 21 - 01:29 PM

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Subject: BS: Clocks go forward tonight!!!!
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 27 Mar 21 - 02:30 PM

Warning to everyone with narrrow mantel pieces!


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Clocks go forward tonight!!!!
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 27 Mar 21 - 05:07 PM

The one Saturday night of the year when it's necessary to get pissed a lot quicker than usual...


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Clocks go forward tonight!!!!
From: The Sandman
Date: 27 Mar 21 - 05:11 PM

the clocks go forward but is there any progress or are we all going backwards


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Clocks go forward tonight!!!!
From: Jos
Date: 27 Mar 21 - 05:14 PM

My clocks (well, those I can reach) will go forward sometime tomorrow when I get round to it. It isn't going to happen tonight, no matter what 'those in charge' might decree.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Clocks go forward tonight!!!!
From: DMcG
Date: 27 Mar 21 - 06:47 PM

One of the perennial problems of my life: explaining to people why they can't schedule a computer job to run at 0130 local time every morning in March...


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Clocks go forward tonight!!!!
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 27 Mar 21 - 07:35 PM

Already done, so that we don’t stay up too late and regret it in the morning!


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Clocks go forward tonight!!!!
From: JHW
Date: 28 Mar 21 - 05:59 AM

Was last night, but having little to do I sorted all but watch and car Last night and woke up to new time this morning. A few things sort themselves.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Clocks go forward tonight!!!!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 28 Mar 21 - 06:31 AM

I have Hills of Greenmore by Debra Cowan as my wake up alarm music, which opens with some mighty drumming from Dave Mattacks. This violently woke me up at 7.15 this morning for greyhound duties!!!!

Incidentally, that and Steeleye's version are infinitely better than the other pretty feeble attempts on youtube!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Clocks go forward tonight!!!!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 28 Mar 21 - 09:09 AM

Hills of Greenmore by Debra Cowen!


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Clocks go forward tonight!!!!
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 28 Mar 21 - 02:22 PM

Heard this one many years ago...

When told the reason for daylight saving time an old Indian said…
‘Only a white man would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket and sew it to the bottom of a blanket and have a longer blanket.’


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Clocks go forward tonight!!!!
From: Rain Dog
Date: 28 Mar 21 - 06:01 PM

All my clocks go forward all the time.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Clocks go forward tonight!!!!
From: Mrrzy
Date: 29 Mar 21 - 09:06 AM

And in parts of the British commonwealth, clocks went back an hour. Fall is arriving Down Under.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Clocks go forward tonight!!!!
From: Malcolm Storey
Date: 29 Mar 21 - 02:33 PM

The clocks go back in Oz this coming weekend - except in Queensland where they don't believe in all that nonsense and do neither one nor the other.
It does mean in the Oz summer if you live or are near the border with Queensland in either NSW or NT you can get an extra hours drinking! Sometimes it is only a short walk.
Done it on more than one occasion.
CHEERS


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Clocks go forward tonight!!!!
From: Senoufou
Date: 30 Mar 21 - 03:28 PM

I changed all our clocks around the house on Sunday morning. I put them back up on their nails in the walls, but one promptly fell off and hit me on the head. So I've been literally 'clocked'. Husband said he hoped it had knocked some sense into me, the cheeky thing.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Clocks go forward tonight!!!!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 30 Mar 21 - 03:39 PM

I hope no damage was done to your head!


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Clocks go forward tonight!!!!
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 31 Mar 21 - 07:39 AM

Maybe this belongs in the "dumb" thread but on taking clocks off the wall... I took the study one off the wall on Saturday night to move the hour forward. I puzzled for a while when I couldn't find the adjustment wheel for the quartz movement before remembering that clock is radio controlled.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Clocks go forward tonight!!!!
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 31 Mar 21 - 09:42 AM

In 1979 we bought a very nice circular wall clock (with genuine pine surround) wot had "fallen off of the back of a lorry" from the geezer across the road. Cost us a fiver. It still looks as good as new, it neither gains nor loses a single second and I've changed the single AA battery just four times in all that time. Putting it forward or back an hour is a cinch: you just open the hinged glass door and there's a little brass knob right in the middle where the hands are fixed. They don't make 'em like that any more.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Clocks go forward tonight!!!!
From: Senoufou
Date: 31 Mar 21 - 05:46 PM

No Bonzo, luckily my head wasn't sore and the clock wasn't damaged either, thank you for asking. Later, I noticed the clock in our car hadn't been moved forward. Husband knows how to change it, so he did.
I can't decide whether we should just stay on GMT and not move our clocks backwards and forwards like this. Our 'body clocks' seem still to be on GMT, and it always takes a week or two before we feel fully adjusted.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Clocks go forward tonight!!!!
From: BobL
Date: 02 Apr 21 - 03:43 AM

body clocks seem still to be on GMT

One answer is to pre-adjust your body clock throughout March by:
   a) advancing the central heating timer by 15 mins each weekend,
   b) getting up as soon as it's light.

Works for me, anyway. Although I haven't worked out a corresponding strategy for October.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Clocks go forward tonight!!!!
From: DMcG
Date: 02 Apr 21 - 03:58 AM

One of the things that amuses me about this clock change is that the concept of 'real time' seems to hang around for a while. I often hear people say things like "It is half past six, but it is really half past five, isn't it?"


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Clocks go forward tonight!!!!
From: Senoufou
Date: 02 Apr 21 - 04:36 AM

Ivory Coast don't change their clocks at all, it's GMT there all the time. But then, they don't have our winter darkness or seasonal change of sunrise/set times. And they get up when the muezzin calls, so no need really for clocks/watches.
However, husband has been addicted to watches since his arrival here in UK. He has so many blooming watches (He calls them his 'bling-bling') that it takes him ages to put the whole collection forward/back to BST/GMT. He told me only yesterday that three of the blessed things need their batteries replaced - quite expensive, those little disc-shaped batteries. A chap in Tesco does this (at a price!)
Since my retirement, I have never worn or possessed a watch. Teaching meant clock-watching all the time, and it's lovely not to care now.
However, we do have clocks on the walls of our small bungalow, (such as the one which fell on my head!) carefully chosen to match the decor.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Clocks go forward tonight!!!!
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 02 Apr 21 - 05:03 AM

One answer is to pre-adjust your body clock throughout March ...

Being retired, and thus not tied to the clock, I post-adjust my body clock, starting from when the clocks change. I get up progressively earlier than I would have done in winter but my head thinks I have had a lie-in.

We have a problem with feeding the dog. It has a very strong body clock and will tell us if its feed time is over by five minutes. I adjust the feeding times in the same way as I do for myself but my wife goes straight for the time shown. It gets confused and starts harassing us from any time in the middle of the afternoon until things settle down.

DC


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Clocks go forward tonight!!!!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 02 Apr 21 - 05:19 AM

Our greyhound is just the same, she will rise from her adopted sofa at precisely 12 noon!!


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Clocks go forward tonight!!!!
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 02 Apr 21 - 05:51 AM

We are both long-retired but we can't get away from working-week-and-weekend syndrome. We only ever have roasts on Sundays, for example, like we always did, even though there isn't the slightest thing in our lives tying us to that.


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Subject: RE: BS: UK Clocks go forward tonight!!!!
From: leeneia
Date: 02 Apr 21 - 01:29 PM

I know what you mean, Steve. We still have blueberry pancakes on Saturday and eggs & bacon on Sunday after 7 years.

Despite all the fussing and the dumb cracks about "only the white man", people like daylight savings. During the great energy crisis of I-forget-when, America went off daylight savings for two years. People hated it and went back to our present system.

Mostly, I think, there is something deeply unsettling about sending children off to school in pitch blackness.


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