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#971392 - Sat Mar 09 2013 08:18 PM Time change time again
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For the US and Canada: it's our turn to play with the clocks and move forward an hour again.

Europe is in three weeks (if I recall - last Sunday of March), and Australia reverses a week later.
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#971399 - Sat Mar 09 2013 08:47 PM Re: Time change time again [Re: dg_dave]
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Canada here, and this part of the West Coast has been busy putting the clocks forward already. Alarm clocks - check, kitchen appliances - check, wristwatch - check, wall clocks - 2 left. The other half collects watches and at my last very rough count had 70 to deal with....that is still a work in progress!
Thanks for the reminder - much appreciated.

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#971434 - Sun Mar 10 2013 03:29 AM Re: Time change time again [Re: dg_dave]
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We (the UK) don't change for another three weeks. Always surprises me that there is so much of a gap smile
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#971455 - Sun Mar 10 2013 05:42 AM Re: Time change time again [Re: dg_dave]
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Yes they change in the early hours of Easter Sunday this year on Sunday 31st March at 0100 hours
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#971526 - Sun Mar 10 2013 11:21 AM Re: Time change time again [Re: dg_dave]
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I want my hour back frown

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#971534 - Sun Mar 10 2013 12:14 PM Re: Time change time again [Re: dg_dave]
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You'll get it in November. frown
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#971728 - Mon Mar 11 2013 03:05 PM Re: Time change time again [Re: dg_dave]
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IMO I don't see why we need to change the clocks anyhow - why not just leave them at GMT or whatever your Zone is?

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#975060 - Fri Mar 29 2013 01:38 PM Re: Time change time again [Re: dg_dave]
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Looks like it's Europe's turn this weekend.
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#975061 - Fri Mar 29 2013 01:40 PM Re: Time change time again [Re: JaneMarple]
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Originally Posted By: JaneMarple
We (the UK) don't change for another three weeks. Always surprises me that there is so much of a gap smile


At one time, you changed before I did, Jane. We moved forward in 2008 or 2009, and this year, with March having five Sundays, it is a three week split (usually just two).
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#975256 - Sat Mar 30 2013 02:05 PM Re: Time change time again [Re: C30]
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Originally Posted By: C30
IMO I don't see why we need to change the clocks anyhow - why not just leave them at GMT or whatever your Zone is?


Exactly!!! I hate DLS with a passion .. especially now when it's 7am and is pitch black out there.
One more week now til it changes back. *sigh*

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#975266 - Sat Mar 30 2013 03:08 PM Re: Time change time again [Re: dg_dave]
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I agree. I don't mind doing things an hour earlier in the spring and summer if that's what everyone wants. But I object to being told "You've got to get up an hour earlier, but we think you're (a) too lazy to do so and (b) so stupid that, if we can persuade you to play around with your clocks, you won't realize it's an hour earlier".
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#975302 - Sat Mar 30 2013 07:16 PM Re: Time change time again [Re: dg_dave]
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My dad has said something similar to what you are saying for years, Tom.
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#975303 - Sat Mar 30 2013 07:17 PM Re: Time change time again [Re: Copago]
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Originally Posted By: Copago
Exactly!!! I hate DLS with a passion


You and me both, Copago.
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#975333 - Sun Mar 31 2013 07:19 AM Re: Time change time again [Re: dg_dave]
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I got myself into a bit of a tizz in the early hours. I decided to change my boiler clock before I went to bed and as it is an updated version of my old one it ought to be a case of pressing a button and holding it for a few seconds - except nothing happened. I tried and tried and thought that I would need to phone the installers on Tuesday but decided to give it one more chance, and it clicked over. Strange but at least it is sorted.
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