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  • Location: Back in Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)
  • Location: Back in Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)
    14 minutes ago, markyo said:

    That is true,can't wait to be woken up before 4am by the dawn chorus......oh the joy:angry:

    i prefer it to waking up in the dark and cold

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    Happens twice every year (March and September) near where I live, the sunsets between two trees. These two sunsets, 11 1/2 years apart March 2009 Last evening

    Well guess what LG, some of us here suffer from SAD so I can't tell you how much that can affect your mood and how much better daylight can make you feel. Need I remind you how much you complain about

    You think? We get these same stories and debates every single year but nothing ever changes.   Long live GMT!

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  • Location: sheffield
  • Weather Preferences: Basically intresting weather,hot,cold,windy you name it
  • Location: sheffield
    31 minutes ago, cheeky_monkey said:

    i prefer it to waking up in the dark and cold

    We all differ,thankfully! Hate those early morning wake up calls,just makes the day so much longer when it is log enough as it is!

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  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

    Advert on the radio..."The clocks go back next weekend, meaning we get shorter days"

    Unbelievable.

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
    2 minutes ago, Nick L said:

    Advert on the radio..."The clocks go back next weekend, meaning we get shorter days"

    Unbelievable.

    Like 4 minutes? Should we get up at idiot O'Clock eh Nick?:D

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  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    Just now, Ed Stone said:

    Like 4 minutes? Should we get up at idiot O'Clock eh Nick?:D

     It does kind of back up my point though that some genuinely believe that if we kept the clocks at BST, we would magically have more daylight. 

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
    1 minute ago, Nick L said:

     It does kind of back up my point though that some genuinely believe that if we kept the clocks at BST, we would magically have more daylight. 

    Perhaps 'usable daylight' would be more precise?

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  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    3 hours ago, Summer Sun said:

    Right on cue, the annual whinging before people realise it's not really that bad. 

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  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

    Another belter, from the Absolute Radio presenter this time..."Clocks go back tonight, so we get darker mornings and earlier nights" :cc_confused::cc_confused::fool::wallbash:

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  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    3 minutes ago, lassie23 said:

    getting dark at 5pm sucks

    Staying dark until 9:30am in December would suck more...in my opinion :D

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  • Location: NW LONDON
  • Weather Preferences: Sun, sleet, Snow
  • Location: NW LONDON
    9 minutes ago, Nick L said:

    Staying dark until 9:30am in December would suck more...in my opinion :D

    too much darkness morning or evening sucks

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  • Location: Manchester Deansgate.
  • Weather Preferences: Heavy disruptive snowfall.
  • Location: Manchester Deansgate.

    I would rather have the clocks go back 2 hours and it start getting gloomy at 2pm, but then again I wish we were far enough north to be under the polar night thus averting the threat of any sunlight at all.

     

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  • Location: Medlock Valley, Oldham, 103m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and/or snow in Winter.
  • Location: Medlock Valley, Oldham, 103m asl

    We have had an extension built with a new bedroom facing west so no more sun blazing through the room during spring and summer mornings. Should have done it years ago but the missus was against it. I will stay in there and enjoy it, the missus can stay in the other room and suffer :D 

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  • Location: Edinburgh (previously Chelmsford and Birmingham)
  • Weather Preferences: Unseasonably cold weather (at all times of year), wind, and thunderstorms.
  • Location: Edinburgh (previously Chelmsford and Birmingham)

    The day the clocks go back marks the start of my favourite period of the year. From now until the end of January I can enjoy the very dark evenings, before they start to become noticeably later again.

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  • Location: Ouse Valley, N. Bedfordshire. 48m asl.
  • Location: Ouse Valley, N. Bedfordshire. 48m asl.
    On 10/28/2017 at 16:31, Nick L said:

    Right on cue, the annual whinging before people realise it's not really that bad. 

    It sucks but you get used to it, like being fat really.:D

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  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield
  • Weather Preferences: Any Extreme
  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield

    unneeded and unnecessary.

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  • Location: Leeds
  • Weather Preferences: snow, heat, thunderstorms
  • Location: Leeds

    I will take early sunsets over late sunrises any day of the week.

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  • Location: sheffield
  • Weather Preferences: Basically intresting weather,hot,cold,windy you name it
  • Location: sheffield
    On 29/10/2017 at 21:25, Relativistic said:

    The day the clocks go back marks the start of my favourite period of the year. From now until the end of January I can enjoy the very dark evenings, before they start to become noticeably later again.

    Must say i agree,love the dark evenings,love watching that sunrise at a normal time,can't beat that. 

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  • Location: Chisinau, Moldova.
  • Location: Chisinau, Moldova.

    I quite like the daylight savings. I get to head to the gym in the day light for an extra month or so. Also quite happy with the early dark evenings.

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  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    13 hours ago, March said:

    It sucks but you get used to it, like being fat really.:D

    Yes, I know that one all too well :sorry:

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  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    6 hours ago, Weather-history said:

    GMT during winter season is balanced, IMO. For GMT, around solstice for my area, sunrises about 8.20am and sets about 3.50pm, keeping to BST it is not balanced, sunrise would be 9.20am and sunsets at 4.50pm.

     

     

    Yep, I've been hearing people saying "stop messing with the clocks!" - GMT is our "natural" time as solar noon coincides with midday, so let's leave it at that :D

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  • Location: halifax 125m
  • Weather Preferences: extremes the unusual and interesting facts
  • Location: halifax 125m

    Yes getting light at 06.30 when most people are in bed and for the majority  it is an hour and a half before they get in their cars .It is certainly wasted light at this time of year and from the end of January

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