The US has just had a major change to their Daylight Savings, in that they've changed the date when the clocks change, after a decision was made to review the times. Should we do the same or do you think it works as it is?
As it is, we're in line with most of Europe for our changes, so they stay in front of us (mostly by 1 hour for neighbouring European countries). That certainly makes it easier if you're in a job that involves contacting people in Europe. The US changes have meant that my boss is in his office earlier as well, which was a bit weird to get used to, but quite useful at times.
Everyone else ready for the clock changes? Do you dread the summer change or look forward to the winter one? Have you ever got it wrong and turned up for work an hour early/late?
Personally I much prefer summer to winter as I don't like being stuck in the house and like to be out and about.
Plus I love BBQ's!
> Glad someone posted this. As me and the other half had no idea
> when they went back.
As for the change itself, gaining an extra hour in the Winter is much better. Even when I was in primary school, the lighter mornings didn't make much difference, and I'd much rather have had that light in the afternoon.
Although I like Winter, with Christmas and New Years, Summer is by far the better for me. Despite the detractions like looming exams, there's the nice, long summer holiday still to look forward to - the time I usually go abroad. When the Sun doesn't make an appearance, Summer can be terrible, but when it comes out days with a cold beer at the beach are unbeatable :c)
Glad someone posted this. As me and the other half had no idea when they went back.
Silliest thing I ever did at clock changes! I got married in the October the weekend the clocks changed and we forgot to put our clocks back so were at our honeymoon venue an hour sooner than we should have been. We still laugh about it every October.
I'm also getting sick of winter and cold at the moment. This winter has been quite bad for me. I've been picking up so many illnesses.