Woohoo….It has seemed like a long time coming, but eventually British Summer Time (BST) is upon us.
I don’t know about you, but it seems like we’ve just had the longest, darkest, coldest winter ever. I felt I was being starved of sunshine and my eyes only able to see, grey, blacks and whites!!
Not anymore – We can now look forward to the longer, sunnier, brighter days. It’s like watching an old black and white TV suddenly change to high definition colour.
This to me is all made official when the clocks SPRING forward!!
The proposal for BST is 102 years old this year, and was first introduced to the UK in 1916. The man behind the idea was William Willett an avid early morning horse rider, who was incensed at the idea of people wasting the glorious morning daylight hours by still being in bed.
Willett campaigned for years to get the Government to adopt this new time changing regime, though it wasn’t until after his death in 1915 that it was first introduced, and we’ve been doing it ever since.
Thank you Mr Willett for giving me more daylight in the Spring and Summer evenings, if I can find enough time after having to reset all my clocks, watches, microwave, DVD player, car clock and boiler etc I promise to make the most of the time by having copious amounts of BBQ’s (weather permitting) and exploring the horticultural delights of the local pub garden (weather permitting).
There are so many positives for having more daylight hours, the crime rate falls, energy consumption goes down, and there are less car accidents on the roads. We all know that less car accidents = lower car insurance premiums = Quotesearcher.co.uk….. (I had to get it in there somewhere)
I do wish however, that I didn’t have to lose out on my one hour of yesterday – I feel slightly jet lagged as a result. If anyone can think of an idea how to spring the clocks forward but not lose the one hour I’d love to hear from you – answers on a post card please…..