Only four days to go

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.

3 Responses to Only four days to go

  1. Bulaman says:

    Daylight saving should be tied to Labour Weekend and Easter. Forward at Labour weekend and back at easter. Yes it will move around but the long weekend is easier for city folk to remember.

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  2. homepaddock says:

    Labour weekend would be fine (that’s the date it was in 1974). But Easter Sunday next year isn’t until April 20th which would give us a few weeks of sunrises later than in the middle of June.

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  3. Richard says:

    Ele,
    I have always supported you in your annual quest.

    My quest is quite different. Its angle parking. Apparently the is law that one must go front first into angle car park or you risk a fine. That is OK but the problem is when you leave and have to back out. In the last two years my wife and me have had four bumps backing out of angle car parks always with others also backing out.
    Its not our bad driving, at least not mine. Rather it is easier and safer to take the time to back in because you can watch the vehicles either side and you should know when to stop?
    I think this issue could be a game changer in politics but have not worked out how

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