The Horror Of Horology

James Proclaims (4)


The clocks went forward yesterday. The downside of this is that we all have to get up an hour earlier. The upside is that it is now, horologically speaking, British Summer Time.

Actually, by anyone’s definition, British Summer Time is not really much of an upside. No-one comes to Britain for the weather.

Although the weather was quite nice today.

The snow and ice of recent weeks seems to have dissipated for the time being, although a third strike by the Beast from the East is apparently imminent and due to arrive in time for the Easter weekend.

Which will be nice. Who doesn’t dream of a White Easter?

Just like the ones I used to know.

It seems hard to believe that snow is on the way though, because today was positively balmy.

Not, really summer weather though. More like spring weather.

Because it is spring and not summer. British Summer Time doesn’t actually mean that it is summer. Much like when we go back to Greenwich Meantime, it doesn’t follow that we’ll all be mean to each other. Although we might be, because it’ll be colder and darker and generally a bit rubbish, all of which might engender a slightly meaner attitude towards the rest of humanity. Although GMT does bring a later start to the day, which mitigates the horror of winter a little.

But for now let us enjoy the fact that the days are getting a little longer and the weather is occasionally clement.

I’m still struggling with the getting up earlier though.


  7 comments for “The Horror Of Horology

  1. March 26, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Never mind the getting up its altering any clocks! I couldn’t figure out how to change the clock on my cooker, but thanks goodness I did it in the end. Yes ok, so I lost the booklet.

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 26, 2018 at 9:56 pm

      Had a similar problem with my car. And I still had the book…


  2. March 26, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    Oh dear!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. March 26, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    Now I know why all the shops shut an hour earlier today!!!!

    Liked by 2 people

    • March 27, 2018 at 4:07 am

      It’s most inconvenient is it not?

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Suze
    March 26, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    getting up too early makes you muddleheaded all day. sleep in! I nominated you for an award:

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 27, 2018 at 4:08 am

      Much obliged!


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