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October 22, 2016

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British summer time

October 22, 2016

why in  week or so do we have to " change the feckin clocks " twice a year once foreword then a couple of months later back . We've all travelled the world ,when you go to foreign parts they have time zones which don't change ,like the 3 hour difference between east and west USA , how that works is as enter one zone you change you timepiece,but only when you travel east/west ,north/ south ,same goes for India or Australia. So the reason back in the day was allowing people/children to have an extra hour of sunshine to go to work/ school , now we've 24/7 lifestyles and most kids are taken/ picked up by mummy so a little island of Britain has  to. FECK with time ####¥¥¥¥#######( swearing) ok hold your hand up if this time changing has caused a major headache with something you or a family member has to do ( OK put them down) This is the 21st century so why do we need a Victorian method of timekeeping, how to solve this problem,easy everyone now has a phone ,phones are little computers ,they have an aerial which picks up signals ,let the phone do the work (,I know we'd like people to stay off them especially when driving ) when you move about the country ,just a thought do we need British Summer time all it dos is RAIN ????????

October 22, 2016

Joined: May 14, 2014
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British summer time

October 22, 2016

Oh my god, Bob, fancy YOU swearing on this site with all that foreign jibberish you wrote. But I agree about leaving the clock as it WAS before the world wars.... ps what does all that ####YYYY####### mean in that foreign country it comes from ?????

October 22, 2016

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British summer time

October 22, 2016

Sorry Tom my finger ( typing) is sealed #####$$$£££¥¥¥+++

October 22, 2016

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British summer time

October 22, 2016

you just nailed it there Bob with your £££££££s signs it has nothing to do with children, schools, it is all to do with getting the crops in, during the daylight hours and NOT paying overtime be that in the morning or evening, having said that the farmers of today have huge tractors that do the work of men and horses in less time that it used to take, even to the point of night work under huge floodlights taking place, and in some parts of the operations computers do the work. These computers have to be programmed unfortunately, and that takes TIME, once again these programmes are sometimes controlled by light ambience, a bit like the modern cars whose lights go on or off depending on how bright or dark it is when you are driving. this British phenomenon happens as you say twice in each year, and it is a way of proving our superiority in all thing mechanical and mathematical, can you envisage what it would be like in the south of USA  (you could also include the  rest of the states for that matter ) if they had to do this, we should be thankful for small mercies, this keeps us for the most part reasonably sane, just think of how you feel if you worked in a shop selling watches and clocks which brings us back to ££££s, CLOCKWATCHING, skivers.

October 27, 2016

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British summer time

October 27, 2016

Still no rain @@@@@@@@ and the sun ( yes the sun) is still shining ¥¥¥¥¥¥¥ good 'ain't it

October 27, 2016

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British summer time

October 27, 2016

If it's not raining in the Emerald Isle then it must be a miracle - still mild here too, not a great deal of sunshine though, the low cloud has no wind to blow it away, but it's DRY, & that's the main thing. My solar panels are registering less than half of the kWh power  generated a couple of weeks ago - I'm glad I got 'em totally free of charge  (thanks A Shade Greener) ! Don't forget this weekend to put the clocks BACK, pain in the ar*e that it is ! John (JKW)

October 28, 2016

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October 28, 2016

John, This putting the clocks back and forward as we do is not really needed now, as you know, the Government in WW1 time decided to do it to give an extra hour of daylight for harvesting in Autumn and Winter, but forgot to cancel it after WW2. Silly billies....I must admit I have often forgotten that I needed to switch it as required, so that could be the reason for me missing the 7am news at 8am (or was it the other way round???). Not the brightest star in the night sky these MP's are they? HO HO....... Please do not go on your roof to polish your solar panels, but if you do, lash yourself to the chimney (if you have one) and sing a happy song..... Ho Ho Ho (practising for Xmas!!!)

October 31, 2016

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British summer time

October 31, 2016

be no excuses for being late then Tom, that would be two excuses less, hmmmm.


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