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It's not the putting the clocks forwards or backwards which get me, it's my blxxdy oven that destroys my peaceful acceptance of this twice annual piece of needed action.
This oven clock/timer has, I'm pretty sure, been designed by someone who is/was of the opinion that only extremely highly-technically IT trained cooks, housewives, housemen and representatives of software firms should be allowed to perform the yearly required adjustments.
Each spring and each autumn sees me taking out the instruction booklet in order to perform the magic required to set the new time. You may well say 'leave it be' as many people do, but as I tend to take a last glimpse of this clock before I go to the station I do prefer a guarantee of punctuality and assurance that my physical movements will be met with success.
This booklet, this mine of information, is split into two parts as far as the oven clock is concerned. There is the part for those moments when there is a sudden power failure and there is a part for all the other combinations of time-keeping for cooking purposes.
No matter which procedure is followed there is a procession of blinking red lights, all in different positions and a whole series of bells and whistles informing the practitioner that he or she is proceeding correctly or not. I normally take a chair to sit in front of the oven just to make sure that I'm seated comfortably in case the intended correction takes a little longer than expected. This is of course based on years of experience.
Yesterday I was lucky, I'd hardly sat down when it was time to get onto my feet again. Such moments make one very proud. Although I must admit I had a problem with my new fix-line telephone directly afterwards. It was evening before I managed to change the hour on the screen, accompanied by the thought 'how did I do that?'
One is of course torn these days between the thought of having nothing to do with modern life when spring and autumn come along or living a life attuned to the rise and fall of the sun.


There is a plan to rip out our kitchens (and bathrooms) in 2020 and replace with modern examples. Judging by those advertising materials which I find in my mailbox, life will be getting extremely difficult. Most of the pictured and advertised equipment/units/boxes/and whatever in these adverts are completely unknown to me - not only in name but also in purpose. Up until now I've managed my life well. I don't need any blinking lights or audible signals - at least the bicycle bell has remained the same (I hope).


Two push buttons would do for me - one for up and one for down.


I empathise. I have been fighting for the last few days with my digital radio/alarm clock. I read through the bl**** 24 page manual, set up the system to London +1h time, no, at midnight the damn clock goes back to London time.
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Reminder it happens tonight so don't forget to put your clocks forward an hour.
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