Thursday, 14 October 2010

It's Time to Change the Time

I just love this whole daylight saving thing. It's just bloody marvelous!


Yes, you could very well spend the whole of that first daylight saving hour changing the time on your watch, on the oven clock, on the microwave clock, on the clock in the car, on the clock next to your bed, on the clock on the other side of the bed and on the clocks next to your kids' beds. But that's not the point. The point is that when Spring arrives, we get an extra hour of gorgeous daylight to enjoy the lovely weather, which just makes sense, doesn't it? And we're saving some energy too. Well, it's all just a con, really, but it sure seems to work.


I've learnt this little phrase (sentence?) to help me remember what the hell is going on when it comes to daylight saving time - 'Spring forward, Fall back'. (In Spring, you 'spring' forward an hour and in Autumn, you 'fall' back an hour.) Brilliant. Just brilliant. (Especially for people like me who get overcome with confusion when trying to explain this concept in any depth.)


Anyway, don't ask me to explain it any more than that. All I know is that it sure feels good to have an extra hour of sunlight in the day now - nothing like it to bring us out of our gloomy winter slump. Bring on summer and all of it's warmth! I look forward to the long days on the beach, swimming, delicious fruit and the feeling that 'life is good'! 


It's time.

1 comment:

  1. The farmers (and other palukas who didn't know what they were doing) in WA voted against this concept and as this country is so hellbent on democracy we no longer have DST! Just terrible but then we can't complain as Perth has 300 sunny days a year. eat your heart out.

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