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Clocking Off

by Esmerelda Weatherwax (April 2011)


The clocks went forward this weekend and I wish they hadn’t. I enjoy the spring mornings getting lighter and lighter. Now suddenly they are dark again and I will have to adjust my sleep pattern accordingly. And while the, as John Galsworthy put it, ‘artificially extended daylight’ is not too much of a trial in March; it is a real hardship to me in June when it is still light at my 10pm bedtime. The suggestion every year that we should stay on Central European time, and even move our clocks forward a second hour fills me with dread. more>>>