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Medea Fleecestealer 23.03.2015 15:28

Early reminder - clocks go forward this weekend
 
Just a reminder that the clocks will go forward the night of 28th/29 March 2015 so remember to change them then if they don't update automatically.

sva 23.03.2015 15:33

Re: Early reminder - clocks go forward this weekend
 
Thanks for the heads up MF.

TiMow 23.03.2015 15:35

Re: Early reminder - clocks go forward this weekend
 
However did we manage before reminders on internet forums?


- Even earlier reminder: Christmas this year is on the 25th December - which happens to be a Friday.

Medea Fleecestealer 23.03.2015 15:39

Re: Early reminder - clocks go forward this weekend
 
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Originally Posted by TiMow (Post 2363450)
However did we manage before reminders on internet forums?


- Even earlier reminder: Christmas this year is on the 25th December - which happens to be a Friday.

We wrote it down on our old fashioned paper calendars. ;) In fact iirc some calendars did/do come with the clock change dates noted on them already. For those who don't know it's always the last weekend in March and the last weekend in October - March date forwards, October one backwards.

aSwissInTheUS 23.03.2015 15:49

Re: Early reminder - clocks go forward this weekend
 
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Originally Posted by TiMow (Post 2363450)
- Even earlier reminder: Christmas this year is on the 25th December - which happens to be a Friday.

Is it a 13th ?? That would be :msnshock:




:msnwink:

VFR on top 23.03.2015 15:51

Re: Early reminder - clocks go forward this weekend
 
"Spring Forward. Fall Back."

I had a moment of panic before heading to the airport yesterday - couldn't remember if the clocks in CH changed on the 22nd or this coming weekend. Thanks for the reminder.

sva 23.03.2015 15:55

Re: Early reminder - clocks go forward this weekend
 
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Originally Posted by Medea Fleecestealer (Post 2363453)
We wrote it down on our old fashioned paper calendars. ;) In fact iirc some calendars did/do come with the clock change dates noted on them already. For those who don't know it's always the last weekend in March and the last weekend in October - March date forwards, October one backwards.

I always get confused between March and April for the 'spring forward'. The 'fall back' I manage to remember is October. Getting old I guess...

dodgyken 23.03.2015 15:57

Re: Early reminder - clocks go forward this weekend
 
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Originally Posted by VFR on top (Post 2363462)
"Spring Forward. Fall Back."

I had a moment of panic before heading to the airport yesterday - couldn't remember if the clocks in CH changed on the 22nd or this coming weekend. Thanks for the reminder.

My 90 year old grandmother did the same. But she has alzeimhers. :p

SOBEIT 23.03.2015 16:04

Re: Early reminder - clocks go forward this weekend
 
Summer beckons, thought I'd give you a heads up.

TiMow 23.03.2015 16:10

Re: Early reminder - clocks go forward this weekend
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Medea Fleecestealer (Post 2363453)
We wrote it down on our old fashioned paper calendars. ;) In fact iirc some calendars did/do come with the clock change dates noted on them already. For those who don't know it's always the last weekend in March and the last weekend in October - March date forwards, October one backwards.

Always the last complete weekends that are at the end of March/October.
e.g. it would be Sat 24th as opposed to Sat 31st, when it falls as such.

Slaphead 23.03.2015 17:23

Re: Early reminder - clocks go forward this weekend
 
Uhh - back to leaving the house every morning in pitch darkness. I was just getting to enjoy the twilight while going to work

dodgyken 23.03.2015 17:25

Re: Early reminder - clocks go forward this weekend
 
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Originally Posted by Slaphead (Post 2363533)
Uhh - back to leaving the house every morning in pitch darkness. I was just getting to enjoy the twilight while going to work

But it heralds the dawning of "G&T by the pool after work" season :D

joc123 24.03.2015 11:21

Clocks go 1h forward!
 
Just an early reminder that the clocks will go forward 1h in the night of Saturday to Sunday!

SOBEIT 24.03.2015 11:24

Re: Clocks go 1h forward!
 
Welcome to the forum.

Tacitus 24.03.2015 12:59

Re: Early reminder - clocks go forward this weekend
 
This is so sad. I was in the U.S. when the clocks chaged on the 15th... Now I have to do it again. More darkness in the morning.:msnsad:

Phil_MCR 24.03.2015 13:33

Re: Early reminder - clocks go forward this weekend
 
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Originally Posted by Tacitus (Post 2364033)
This is so sad. I was in the U.S. when the clocks chaged on the 15th... Now I have to do it again. More darkness in the morning.:msnsad:

ditto. my first reaction when seeing the thread was "what?! not again!"

jellybean2000 24.03.2015 16:50

Re: Early reminder - clocks go forward this weekend
 
:p. Thanks for the reminder

Medea Fleecestealer 26.03.2015 08:45

Re: Early reminder - clocks go forward this weekend
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tacitus (Post 2364033)
This is so sad. I was in the U.S. when the clocks chaged on the 15th... Now I have to do it again. More darkness in the morning.:msnsad:

Yes, it's a bummer. We go on hols on Sunday so get to move the clocks forward for two nights, then back again as we'll be in a different time zone. :(

MsWorWoo 26.03.2015 09:29

Re: Early reminder - clocks go forward this weekend
 
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Originally Posted by TiMow (Post 2363473)
Always the last complete weekends that are at the end of March/October.
e.g. it would be Sat 24th as opposed to Sat 31st, when it falls as such.

So, the last SUNDAY in October and March.

i-b-deborah 26.03.2015 09:54

Re: Early reminder - clocks go forward this weekend
 
That's an hour you are never gonna get back!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phil_MCR (Post 2364066)
ditto. my first reaction when seeing the thread was "what?! not again!"


TiMow 26.03.2015 09:55

Re: Early reminder - clocks go forward this weekend
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MsWorWoo (Post 2365216)
So, the last SUNDAY in October and March.

You can get up at 2.00 in the morning, if you want - I tend to change them the night before (although I'm usually still up), so I'm prepared when I'm blurry-eyed in the morning ..... I wouldn't want to miss Sunday Communion.

Mokuren 28.03.2015 18:42

Re: Early reminder - clocks go forward this weekend
 
I believe the exact time of the change is 2.00AM --> will become 3.00AM if I am not mistaken...

Guest 28.03.2015 18:45

Re: Early reminder - clocks go forward this weekend
 
Grrr, and it is the day before I have an 8am meeting- I am retired, I don't like to get up at what will feel like 6am:eek:

omtatsat 26.03.2016 17:38

Summer Time clock change
 
Dont forget -clocks forward 1 hour tonight!And have a bath before you sleep-it helps with the bioclock!:)And what I dont like about it is eating the evening meal at 7 pm when its only 6 pm. Its anyhow stupid this 1 hour change http://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/articl...ommerzeit.html

Guest 26.03.2016 19:41

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The car clock is indeed the worst :p

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Blueangel 26.03.2016 20:40

Re: Summer Time clock change
 
The cooker one is sooo me :msnblush:

Phil_MCR 27.03.2016 00:59

Re: Summer Time clock change
 
I always like to have a 'dumb' clock in the house so that I can confirm that the hours actually changed. Otherwise, I'm end up second-guessing it.

Guest 27.03.2016 11:47

Re: Summer Time clock change
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Phil_MCR (Post 2562439)
I always like to have a 'dumb' clock in the house so that I can confirm that the hours actually changed. Otherwise, I'm end up second-guessing it.


Exactly. I had to look at the oven clock to check all the computer/smart phone clocks.

banadol 27.03.2016 11:50

Re: Summer Time clock change
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 2562342)
Dont forget -clocks forward 1 hour tonight!And have a bath before you sleep-it helps with the bioclock!:)And what I dont like about it is eating the evening meal at 7 pm when its only 6 pm. Its anyhow stupid this 1 hour change http://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/articl...ommerzeit.html

i hope the world gets rid of this silly change soon, just stick with summer time :msncool:

st2lemans 27.03.2016 11:55

Re: Summer Time clock change
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 2562342)
what I dont like about it is eating the evening meal at 7 pm when its only 6 pm.

As we usually never eat before 20h30, not much of a problem for us. :p

Tom

Captain Greybeard 27.03.2016 13:14

Re: Summer Time clock change
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Phil_MCR (Post 2562439)
I always like to have a 'dumb' clock in the house so that I can confirm that the hours actually changed. Otherwise, I'm end up second-guessing it.

I have a so called wrist watch for that (youngsters please look it up here).

22 yards 27.03.2016 13:36

Re: Summer Time clock change
 
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Originally Posted by Captain Greybeard (Post 2562580)
I have a so called wrist watch for that (youngsters please look it up here).

You mean an Apple Watch with a cool UI?

tgif 27.03.2016 14:37

Re: Summer Time clock change
 
How about a cool analog watch, solar power, perpetual calendar until year 2100 :D? No need to carry an USB charger/battery pack.

Medea Fleecestealer 18.03.2017 13:28

Re: Summer Time clock change
 
Early reminder, clocks go forward next Saturday night/Sunday morning 25th/26th March 2017. :)

omtatsat 18.03.2017 16:03

Re: Summer Time clock change
 
such a stupid thing it is this time change!

Captain Greybeard 18.03.2017 17:01

Re: Summer Time clock change
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 2758306)
such a stupid thing it is this time change!

As the saying goes, daylight saving time is something we have to observe so farmers from around WW I are able to get their harvest in before dark.

fatmanfilms 18.03.2017 17:21

Re: Summer Time clock change
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain Greybeard (Post 2758330)
As the saying goes, daylight saving time is something we have to observe so farmers from around WW I are able to get their harvest in before dark.

No need top change the clocks, if I need to work during daylight hours then I work around the sun. If I want to film a sunrise, I have to get up early enough to do so :D

curley 18.03.2017 17:21

Re: Summer Time clock change
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain Greybeard (Post 2758330)
As the saying goes, daylight saving time is something we have to observe so farmers from around WW I are able to get their harvest in before dark.

The farmers would be the first to let this nonsense go. Ever heard a stable full of cows complain at 5 p.m.?
And I vividly remember the disputes with my cat in the mornings :rofl:

omtatsat 18.03.2017 17:40

Re: Summer Time clock change
 
Usually people eat at around 6pm. And in Summer with daylight saving they eat at 5 pm. People are crazy! And the majority of humans eat to a regular time and when its 6 pm then they want to eat. They dont want to delay their eating one hour.

k_and_e 18.03.2017 17:42

Re: Summer Time clock change
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 2758362)
Usually people eat at around 6pm. And in Summer with daylight saving they eat at 5 pm. People are crazy! And the majority of humans eat to a regular time and when its 6 pm then they want to eat. They dont want to delay their eating one hour.

breakfast and lunch were 1 hour later too. they will not starve.


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