Today the Clocks went back!!

Today the Clocks went back!!

What an absolute farce. I now don’t quite know what the hell the time is. Every time I look at a clock I have to ask myself if it has automatically updated itself or not. Some do and some don’t. I have to go around in the same muddled state that the country was in when we went decimal. Some measurements are in old and some new – some in pounds and ounces and some in kilos, some in old pounds shillings and pence and some in newfangled pence. So what is the time in real time? Did we go forward or back? Do I take an hour off or do I add it on? And how does that now line up with other countries?

Supposedly I got an hour extra sleep. Not that I noticed. I woke up and checked the clock and my mind was instantly doing calculations and asking questions that brought it straight out of my pleasant dreamy state into stark uncertainty. Do I get up? Is it early or late? How can I be sure? Has this clock automatically updated or not? What is the real time?

Of course, once more they have changed the clocks at the beginning of half term so that the benefits of that extra hour will have worn off by the time school comes around. Instead of all those kids, parents and teachers having an extra hour in bed to make them feel cheery at the beginning of a new week, by the time the school rat-run comes about they will all have adjusted and will receive no benefit.

Why do we do this to our body clock? It is nuts!

Somewhere in the middle of our heads our little pineal gland is happily plodding along, drowsily pumping out its melatonin at the right times to makes us sleepy or awake, then – what the fuck??? It’s blown right out of the water. Everything is an hour different. We’re no longer in tune with the daylight or our body rhythms – all of those lackadaisical routines are blown to bits. We’re fighting our natural cycle to do things at the wrong time. Our internal chemistry is disrupted. Our poor pineal gland, which doesn’t have the benefit of logic and knows nothing about the poor Scottish farmers, has no understanding of how dark it gets in winter in the Highlands, or all those poor cattle who need feeding in the gloaming, is suddenly thrown into complete confusion.

It will recover. But it takes time. Until then we will function at less than optimum.

Jet lag is an unfortunate downside of travel. We don’t like it and would rather it didn’t happen but we have to put up with the crap way it makes us feel, and operating below par for a few days, because we want to see the wonders of the world. But to put ourselves through all this confusion and biological disruption when we have no real need seems daft.

I have never understood the argument. I know that in winter the daylight hours in the Northern regions is limited and it is dark in the morning and farmers need as much daylight as they can get. But altering the bloody clocks doesn’t give them any extra hours of light and the flaming cows can’t tell the time. It doesn’t matter to them what bloody o’clock you call it. Their biology doesn’t alter.

Then there are the schools – we don’t want little Hamish and Flora going to school in the dark – so why don’t we simply start Scottish schools an hour later instead of buggering up everyone’s biological clocks in the whole sodding UK?

I hate it. When these clocks change that is the start of that psychological misery – winter is on its way. We are now rapidly heading for the gloom and the cold, dank, dreary days of winter. The warmth is over. It’s depressing. I could do without it being dramatically spelt out.

Then to add fuel to the flames, next spring, when the days are drawing out, the weather is picking up, warmth and brightness is returning to the land, and everything is renewing, green and full of hope, the bloody government steals a sodding hour off you in the middle of the night and throws a spanner in the works!

So isn’t it time (whatever flaming hour it might be?) to put a stop to this stupidity and leave the bloody clocks alone?


21 thoughts on “Today the Clocks went back!!

  1. Hey Opher, Namaste 🙂

    It is only humans who measure time linearly, nature doesn’t so the clock-system is yet another example where the mentality of the state demands dominion over people and over our nature.

    Love the highland cow’s arse in the header photo 🙂

    Peace dude 🙂


    1. Hi Dewin – yes we are all harnessed to the machinery of state which checks us in and out.
      Better use for our time me thinks!

      1. Hey Opher,

        I have a good friend who thinks the next immediate phase of human reaction to the lunacy of UK Politics will be the establishment of tribal living. I think it a distinct possibility as groups break away from an insidious level of government control and intrusion in their lives and set up their own ‘principalities’ 🙂

        Personally speaking if I had the money I’d buy one of the old fortification platforms out in the Channel, declare it my own state and tell the world to go do one.

        I don’t think governments know how to use time best: they waste all of it for no-one’s benefit other than there own. The service gvernments provide is lip-service only, an illusion to placate the masses whilst they do their own thing regardless. The government is just a face for the evil that lurks behind it. And that evil are the vile Bankers.

        Take it easy dude 🙂

        Namaste 🙂


      2. Hi Dewin,

        There is some guy already doing that. I’d enjoy it. I’d get some good writing done there!!
        What worries me most though is the whole environmental destruction. I’d find it hard to turn my back on that. The bastards are churning the world up for profit. I fee that at least I have to shout about it.

      3. Hey Opher,

        Cool, then I think i’ll apply for an immigration Visa, because I’m pig sick of debased values being ever-present in my government and their spurious mentality permeating downwards through all of government and into society.

        Environmental issues. I’d like to hope you and I share an interest in Extra Terrestrials and civilizations that might once have been present or influential on Earth. There is an ex-Caadian Defence Minister called Paul Hellyer who is also an ex-banker and a very wealthy man. He writes openl;y and honestly about the corruption and illusion of the World’s Banking System, and of the Cabals that control: he declares governments are merely puppets. He also has a very deep and very knowledgeable interest in Extra Terristials, and is the highest ranking senior official t come forward declarin that America has alien technology that is capable of being a self-sustaining alternative energy source for the word. Given that we are led to believe that our Politicians never lie, I think it safe to assume Paul Hellyer is an honest man, and perhaps a little remorseful of his involvement within dubious administrations in the past and is giving something back as best he can. If interested he has a blog-site that hosts a number of links to video’s that are interesting and convincing. The URL as follows:

        There’s enough viewing here to keep you busy and smiling for a couple of hours. 🙂 Enjoy being liberated! 😀

        Love and Peace and Alien Intervention


      4. Thanks Dewin – I will check that out when I get a minute – three blinds to go!
        I too am pig sick of this government and their lying, cheating ways. They disgust me.

      5. Hey Opher,

        I failed to mention Paul Hellyer concerns his focus with Global Warming, Ending Banking Cabals and destruction of the ‘Shadow Government’, and openness regarding the ET phenomenon.

        The twenty minute televised interview is worth watching first. He speaks very lucidly for a gentleman of 92, and is phenomenally well informed about all three topics. I reference the alien energy source in relation to your mention of environmental issues. Paul Hellyer is convinced by the information he has acquired, both classified and otherwise, and puts the forward the suggestion that it should be made known/shared with the world. Equally, if he is correct in what he says, there is the very real and unpleasant thought that once the oil runs out in say 20-50 years time and no clean alternative has been found America will hold the entire world in ransom. Good grief Charlie Brown!

        3 blinds to go….lol….see how they run 😉

        ‘I too am pig sick of this government and their lying, cheating ways. They disgust me.’ You are not alone, and an ever growing potential Labour vote share qualifies your statement. It also supports my opinion of the Tory Death-star government that is somehow still lingering in the sky over the UK. I’m waiting for the next Luke Skywalker to meet Obi Wan and the pair of them take their Light Sabres and the Force and go all Jedi on this Tory self-indulgent pig-ignorant farce, or should that be arse, or Darth? 🙂

        Perhaps there are many amongst us who wish to expand the Ways of the Jedi and make it a power-house of a Spiritual Path that will flourish to guide the world in spiritual matters. And I tell you here and now, I would support Yoda and anyone of the Jedi’s who wish to form a UK Government. Now there’s an idea…why doesn’t someone start a UK Jedi Party? I bet it gets more votes immediately than UKip, or the LIb Dems lol 🙂

        May the Force be with you Jedi Opher 🙂

        Namaste 🙂

        Jedi DN

      6. Well at the moment Dewin it is the farce that’s with us. I’d like to see David Davis with a light sabre and I know where it needs putting too.
        One blind to go and the light shall stream!

      7. Ouch, that’ll sting a little in the morning lol 🙂

        Curiously I was having a conversation with someone about the Turin Shroud. The phenomenon of which is that the image appears impressed in negative. I imagine David Davis would not be the only Tory MP who would also leave such an image should the light sabre be fully extended lol 🙂

        May the Force be with you Master Opher 🙂

        Namaste 🙂


      8. Not as much as a prickly cactus though!
        I’d like to see David Davis’s shroud. I’m sure it would be negative – like most of what he does.

  2. Oh dear Opher. daylight saving is here too – we have more light at the end of the day with the clocks adjusted. I love it! But I do understand the confusion and chaos it causes in the business world.

      1. It’s one of those things that is so divisive. Queenslanders hate it. Farmers say it confuses the cows. How? I didn’t know cows can tell time. It’s the farmers who are confused! Some people complain that the extra hour of daylight fades the curtains. Huh ?! Sorry, Opher. I really do like the extended daylight at the end of the day.

      2. Why don’t we just keep that then Raili? It’s the messing about that is causing the problems.
        I can’t believe those comments – some people are stupid.

  3. Reblogged this on 61chrissterry and commented:
    This twice a year farce should never occur and should be stopped immediately.

    This whole explanation of children going to school in the dark and the farmers problems with the milking of cows only adds to the farcical situation.

    If there is really a problem with children going to school in the dark, why is it not a problem with them coming home in the dark, especially when, in many cases there are now breakfast clubs at schools and also many extra activities at school after schools officially close for the day.

    Instead of causing the whole of the UK to go to the expense in time and money to alter the clocks twice a year, why not change the times of school and may be have schools at weekends to cut down on the time at school during the day. What should be considered with schooling is not just the children and the school staff, but also their parents. These days many parents both the father and mother have to work and how many employments will be geared around school times. The whole picture needs to be considered not just a certain portion.

    Then we come to farmers, can cows tell the time or do they just rely on is it dark or light. Also with many dairy herds now in closed quarters do they even see the light of day or dark of night. It will be another burden on farmers, but surely they could milk cows at different times of the day, especially as most milking, now is not by hand, but by machinery.

    But, no we have done this ridiculous system of changing the time twice a year, surely now, with a modern thought process it is time for a change for the better for the UK as a whole.

  4. Totally agree, its time they did leave the clocks alone. Absolutely no need to turn the clocks back last night/this morning. I hate it now until the clocks go forward again. Time it all ended.

    1. Too true Anna. A totally stupid, disruptive idea. I don’t know why they don’t do away with it. Hope you are well, Anna.

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