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British Summer Time

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suzied Fri 26-Oct-18 17:10:58

I hate putting the clocks back and it being dark so early. I know it doesn't make any difference to the number of hours of daylight, but its such an unnecessary kerfuffle.
Anyone else agree?

Anniebach Fri 26-Oct-18 17:29:57

I agree suzied I don’t like the long dark evenings,

BlueBelle Fri 26-Oct-18 17:33:18

I m the opposite I look forward to the changes and particularly love to ‘spring’ forward when I know the worst is over
The only problem for me is my NZ son and family change theirs about two or three weeks before we do and it’s a bit muddly 11, 12, or 13 hours ahead until I get used to it again

GrandmaKT Fri 26-Oct-18 17:58:59

I see the EU is proposing doing away with daylight saving www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45366390
Whether or not we follow suit (as we will probably be out of EU by the time it is implemented) - who knows? Just another little confusion to add to the mountain!
Yes BlueBelle, I have a son in NZ too and we suffer from the same biannual muddle!

Cherrytree59 Fri 26-Oct-18 18:01:04

sad in a nut shell.

M0nica Fri 26-Oct-18 18:05:29

I cannot see the point of daylight saving. Just stick to Greeenwich Mean Time. It is simple and unconfusing.

Now we have the 24 hour economy and so many people work shifts, there is nothing to stop individuals adjusting their personal time keeping and just getting up/going to bed to a time table that suits them.

1974cookie Fri 26-Oct-18 18:48:52

I am on night duty on Saturday night, so I will be working a 13.5 hour shift, and trust me, not everyone sleeps soundly.
😣

Parsley3 Fri 26-Oct-18 18:51:51

I think in the 70s there was an experiment in not changing the clocks but obviously it was not a success. I lived in the north of Scotland then and children were issued with reflective vests as it was still dark when they were going to school.
The choice is darker mornings or darker evenings. Now I am retired I would prefer darker mornings but that would not suit everyone.

Jalima1108 Fri 26-Oct-18 18:57:44

The DGC will be staying but I don't think they'll sleep for an extra hour hmm

Teetime Fri 26-Oct-18 19:17:08

I hate it and count down the days until Dec 20th when it starts to pull back out again.

Cherrytree59 Fri 26-Oct-18 19:17:57

Same here Jalima having fun and sleepover with 2 DGS.
Parents will get a well needed lie insmile

fairisle Fri 26-Oct-18 19:24:39

suzied,i agree.

Cherrytree59 Fri 26-Oct-18 19:26:17

Think I posted this last year Teetime
I count down until The Winter Solstice and then check the time street lamp across from our house lights up,
I think it's 3 minutes later every night.
By February we are back to lighter evenings instead of dark afternoons.sunshine

Ilovecheese Fri 26-Oct-18 19:34:12

If we just had British Summer Time all year round, then we would not have Greenwich Mean Time in Greenwich. That sounds a bit silly to me.

BBbevan Fri 26-Oct-18 20:03:17

I quite like the long dark evenings. All the lights on in the houses around, and us warm and cosy in our own house.

M0nica Fri 26-Oct-18 20:11:51

I love the long dark evenings and the cold.

NfkDumpling Fri 26-Oct-18 20:22:47

I hate, loathe and dread the clocks changing. I get jet lag! Especially in spring. It takes a good week to get over it!

It makes sense to me to have darker mornings for travelling to school when children are fresh rather than darker evenings when they're tired and inattentive. So BST all year for me.

NanKate Fri 26-Oct-18 20:24:04

Hate the dark nights. By Christmas the day seems over by 4.30. I think I shall hibernate.

oldbatty Fri 26-Oct-18 20:37:48

Teetime, I think you'll find it's from December 21st...obsessive much moi?

Jalima1108 Fri 26-Oct-18 20:41:32

I think we're meant to hibernate NanKate

Anniebach Fri 26-Oct-18 21:35:03

The third week of January there is a little more light late afternoon, not a lot , but some

Welshwife Fri 26-Oct-18 21:35:47

I taught in a school once where the caretaker’s wife complained all summer about the hour sleep she had lost and was only OK again when she got it back in October!”

PECS Fri 26-Oct-18 21:50:34

I was never convinced by the reasoning behind clock changing! Dark evenings, dark mornings.. either way days are shorter!

NanKate Fri 26-Oct-18 22:44:12

Well Jalima I must be on trend. Night night 💤💤

FarNorth Sat 27-Oct-18 00:25:22

Why are there always people moaning about this at this time of year, but I haven't noticed it in Spring?
British Summer Time is the unnatural one, not Greenwich Mean Time to which we are about to return.