There’s only four days left before the clocks go back an hour and it can’t come soon enough for me.
For the last month or so we’ve been waking up in darkness.
When the decision was made to move clocks forward an hour for summer in 1974 it started at Labour weekend and finished in early March.
Then some bright sparks got the idea that if some daylight saving is good more would be better without taking into account that the amount of daylight we get isn’t constant.
The result is clocks go forward on the last Sunday in September and don’t go back again until the first Sunday in April when we’ve got no more than 12 hours between sunrise and sunset.
Delaying the start by a couple of weeks and bringing the end back a fortnight or so would allow us to have an extra hour of light in the evening without having to wake up in darkness in the morning.
I’m not alone in wanting an abbreviated version of daylight saving. Lucia Maria says daylight saving is lasting too long and has started a Facebook page seeking to put the clocks back on the third weekend in March.