Monday, October 29, 2007

GOODBYE SUMMER, HELLO WINTERTIME!

British Summertime is now officially over and Wintertime has officially begun with dark nights and dark mornings. On a positive note, everyone gets an extra hour in bed but the downside is experts are predicting burglaries will soar by 25%. Unfortunately, burglars love the dark nights and see them as a window of opportunity to break into our homes. That's one of the reasons why I think security lights are always a good idea at this time of year and a good deterrent. It is also a good idea to join your local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme if you have one. These schemes are great and bring members of the community together to support a common cause.

When I was growing up I often wondered why we altered the clocks here in England. One of my readers asked me the same question. Apparently it originally began during the 1st World War, to enable people to get to munitions factories in daylight. Interesting!

4 comments:

Miss Trashahassee said...

I like gaining an hour in the fall. (Actually, getting an extra hours' sleep.) But I don't like losing that hour in the spring!

BFF,
Miss T

Marion said...

Our clocks don't change until Sunday, in line with the US.

I like the autumn time, when we fall back an hour. It's always been my favourite...the rhythm seems right, somehow.

Palm Springs Savant said...

::sigh:: yes, winter is here. The Autumn passed far too quickly for me.

(although I can't complain about our winters in Palm Springs, but I do travel to cold climates for work and I hate the cold weather anymore)

Naomi said...

The extra hour and sleep is always good Miss T!

Didn't realise you altered your clocks after we did Marion. Not sure why that is. I like the Autumn time too. Getting the hour back is nice.

Yes this year has flown by Rick and it will soon be Christmas again. You're so lucky to live in Palm Springs though - it must be like being on holiday all year round!