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How will you spend it? Don't get too excited!

(25 Posts)
DaphneBroon Thu 22-Dec-16 06:47:33

Statistic of the day
3 seconds
(Increase in hours of daylight today after the winter solstice*)

Seen in the Telegraph today.
Now, I am wondering will SPF 50 be enough? ?

Jane10 Thu 22-Dec-16 06:54:28

grin Daphne!!

vampirequeen Thu 22-Dec-16 09:52:36


DaphneBroon Thu 22-Dec-16 09:53:09

It's gone now - bet most of you missed it! sunshine

Jayanna9040 Thu 22-Dec-16 10:08:30

Can I take it at the end of the day? Or is it a morning thing only.

tiggypiro Thu 22-Dec-16 10:16:20

I thought you were talking about our £10 Christmas present from the Government ! 2 bottles of plonk and a loaf of bread would just about do it (so long as they were on the reduced counter)

As for the extra daylight I used it to go out and cut the roses down before the promised storm wobbles them too much.

Kittye Thu 22-Dec-16 10:19:30

Daphne I too thought you were talking about our £10 present from Teresa! I'd rather they spent it on the NHS.

adaunas Thu 22-Dec-16 10:39:46

Kittye, great idea and I'd vote for it but I suspect they'd use it to create a post for someone to collate all the votes, reassign the money and decide which hospitals (in London) should receive the few pence remaining after the wage of the person appointed has been paid.

radicalnan Thu 22-Dec-16 10:40:46

Poo picking to clear the garden before visitors arrive.........nothing like poo picking in the winter sun to make it feel like Christmas.

Jalima Thu 22-Dec-16 10:55:20

I blinked ....

nanaK54 Thu 22-Dec-16 11:12:34

I used it very wisely - I am looking after chickens for my DS and DIL - I let them out a whole three seconds earlier this morning!

eGJ Thu 22-Dec-16 11:56:47

used the time to log into Gransnet! grin

Alima Thu 22-Dec-16 12:23:05

Come, come Daphne, methinks you are splitting hairs! Don't knock it, we are heading in the right direction!

Legs55 Thu 22-Dec-16 12:31:00

sunshine- think we've got more than that after a few grey days here in Devon, perhaps it's all come at once before Storm Barbarasunshine

Yorkshiregel Thu 22-Dec-16 13:37:07

Hurray, we can start ticking off the increase in daylight time now. Should be all nice and light by beginning of February. Cannot wait.

I have been racking my brains on what to spend Teresesa's windfall on. I could give it to charity, or I could buy some packs of seeds and sow my own vegetables.....Mmmmm. Something to look forward to.

DaphneBroon Thu 22-Dec-16 13:44:13

I wasn't Alima - just trying to spread a little sunshine

mags1234 Thu 22-Dec-16 14:01:43

As a S.A.D sufferer, my GP confirmed this years ago, I'm feeling so thankful I've got through the worst! I could so do with some winter sun abroad which was dr advice, but am paying for daughter s wedding so not this year!

chicken Thu 22-Dec-16 16:15:44

NanaK54-- how come you can let the chickens out? We keep geese and the poor things have been penned up in our glasshouse for two weeks now because of the bird flu regulations. It's costing me a small fortune buying them lettuce and carrots because they can't eat their normal grass.

Charleygirl Thu 22-Dec-16 16:19:47

I should probably be on the naughty step but I will buy 2 bottles of wine with my tenner. I normally buy decent wine which has been reduced, rather than cheap plonk. Maybe 2 bottles is pushing it a bit.

I also missed it, must have blinked. I thought that we gained around 20 minutes a week. Anyway it is in the right direction and I can look out my summer clothes any day soon.

pollyperkins Thu 22-Dec-16 19:08:43

What £10?

Nannanoo Fri 23-Dec-16 00:06:49

I spent the extra three seconds of daylight having a quick clean round. That'll do until next Christmas grin

Charleygirl Fri 23-Dec-16 06:27:58

pollyperkins we ancient old biddies receive £10 every December from the Government. I have forgotten what it was supposed to be for because that amount will buy very little nowadays and probably costs triple the amount to administer.

I received mine when I was 60 and given my state pension but I do not know now because of the age change re state pensions.

nanaK54 Fri 23-Dec-16 08:11:36

chicken they are 'let out' into a covered run - we are talking 3 hens here

chicken Fri 23-Dec-16 09:14:41

nanaK54---that's OK as long as there's no possible contact with wild birds. Bird flu is the equivalent of foot and mouth disease in cattle. I've just had an email from the NFU and they are very worried about it.

carerof123 Fri 23-Dec-16 09:25:52

I withdraw my 10.00 when it arrives in the bank otherwise it would just disappear and not even be noticed. I then put it with the 5.00 tokens had accrued during the year at Morrison s supermarket so it goes towards our festive food stuff. I think this was the intended idea when it was first introduced many years ago.