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This Sunday....

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This Sunday....

The clocks go forward one hour..... 

 

AND....

 

It`s Mother`s day....

 

 

Enjoy !...

 

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So we can trust the living room clock again... and i'll be skint on juniors behalf. Great!

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Another advantage of Scotland seceding is that we can have Summer Time all year.  The only opponents of this have traditionally been the Scottish farmers.  I remember Gordon Brown saying that we couldn't have different time zones since we were a united kingdom.  But not so united when it comes to social care, prescriptions, education etc. being free at the point of delivery, eh Gordon?

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I keep my manual timepieces on GMT, Midday is when the sun is over the meridian, midnight is when it's 180 degrees in the opposite direction, that's all that matters to me... Smiley

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  • This of course was a first and second world war attempt to increase production. Somebody needs to remind the government they've now ended and that its time to put a stop to this twice annual nonsense. As for mothers day, like hot dogs and chewing gum it's just another unwanted American import. Crazy2
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@twocvbloke

Don't you mean Midday is when you're contemplating having breakfast? Funny

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@Minivanman

We were always told is was so that children don't have to walk home from school in the dark. Huh I suppose that's no longer an issue anyway with all those parents in their big SUV's waiting at the school gates to collect one child. Lazy little Herbert's should walk home like we had to, it never did us any harm.

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And walk to school in the dark instead? Smiley

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Well it was a long time ago anyone mentioned that, I can't remember if it was walk home in the dark or walk to school in the dark?

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@Minivanman

Is that where Grandparents Day came from? I'd never heard of that until I got an email from the Toby Carveries inviting me to their special day. I agree, it's all silly nonsense like Christmas, Birthdays, Easter and so on. None of it is about what it's meant to represent anymore, it's just an excuse for retailers to make some extra dosh.

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@7up

Looking on the bright side at least your fishing trips won't be cut short for another few months Thumbs Up

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Well it's important I think to recognise events in our lives, and there is something special about having a midwinter celebration even for a dyed in the wool atheists like myself. As for the rest, those family days should be every day surely and many of us spare a thought for lost loved ones when those birthdays come around but blimey, they've even got sibling days now. As if Wink

But what a pity we've allowed commercialism to get it's teeth into that which should be celebrated with dignity. Next out of the hat, rabbits and chocolate eggs and all because of erm..... 

 

 

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Minivanman wrote:
  • This of course was a first and second world war attempt to increase production. Somebody needs to remind the government they've now ended and that its time to put a stop to this twice annual nonsense. As for mothers day, like hot dogs and chewing gum it's just another unwanted American import. Crazy2

 

From Wikipedia.....https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time_by_country

Most areas in North America and Europe, and some areas in the Middle East observe daylight saving time (DST), while most areas of Africa and Asia do not. In South America most countries in the north of the continent near the equator do not observe DST, while Paraguay and southern parts of Brazil do.

 

 

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If we don't have DST we won't be aligned with our masters in Washington and Brussels.

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Minivanman

This coming Sunday's 'Mothers Day' (or more correctly 'Mothering Sunday') is not in fact an American commercial import, it's a tradition going back to the sixteenth century and part of Christian heritage in the UK and Europe.  The date is fixed as the fourth Sunday in Lent, where the American 'Mothers Day' is in May (2nd Sunday?).    It has of course become commercialised in this country too, but that is not it's origin.