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What are you doing with your 'extra' hour?

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Tori_Scope
Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
The clocks have changed, and we've gained an hour. What are you doing with your extra hour today? I'm a night owl, and forgot that the clocks were changing, so got pretty confused last night! I watched TV for an extra hour :D Time well spent.

Before some clever clogs comes along, I know we haven't really gained an hour, but I thought it could be fun!

National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,984 Disability Gamechanger
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    We have taken the dog out and got back before 11am :) now I hope to go out for a drive but not sure if I will be able to bribe anyone to come with me!
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    I enjoyed the time by taking a cuppa coffee back to bed and just chilled .

    Must admit not looking forward to the darker nights though
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,984 Disability Gamechanger
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    @janer1967 I agree as I like going for a drive during the evening but prefer it when it is still light.
  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
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    I’ve wasted mine by over sleeping ? interesting dreams though. Perhaps we should have an interesting dreams thread. ?

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Good idea @leeCal you should start it off
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm not looking forward to the darker nights either @janer1967 :( Chilling in bed with a coffee sounds lovely though! 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    I hope you manage to get out for a drive @66Mustang! What breed of dog do you have? 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,804 Disability Gamechanger
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    I spent most of the hour trying to get my clocks synchronized to the second...   ;)

    Then woke up thinking I'd slept through the extra hour, only to realise the radio controlled clock by my bed didn't have enough signal to change itself overnight.  :#

    I've still got the shock of the car clock being wrong to come tomorrow...  Every 6 months without fail I get in the car on a Monday to go shopping and have a brief moment of panic until I remember the clocks have changed...  :D  
  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
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    I leave my car clock the same all year round, lazy I guess. ?

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,804 Disability Gamechanger
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    leeCal said:
    I leave my car clock the same all year round, lazy I guess. ?
    Don't you arrive everywhere an hour late over the summer?  :o
  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
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    No @OverlyAnxious, I just deduct an hour in my mind. Actually it sounds silly now I think about it, it would be far easier just to twiddle the dial! Lol.

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,984 Disability Gamechanger
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    I hope you manage to get out for a drive @66Mustang! What breed of dog do you have? 
    Yes I went for a drive and picked up some sushi for later. :)

    We have a border collie. He is my brother’s dog really but he has turned into more of a family pet now.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Changing the clocks does bring about unnecessary stress, doesn't it @OverlyAnxious. This might be our last year of it though...

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Ahh I love border collies :love:@66Mustang Enjoy your sushi! 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,935 Disability Gamechanger
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    I absolutely hate it when the clocks go back, always messes up my sleeping routine. This time round, pregnancy insomnia was at its worst so I was awake from 1:30am till about 6am... so not a happy bunny today! Much prefer the clocks going forward :)
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Oh no @Ami2301 :( I hope you get a better night of sleep tonight! 

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,984 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2020
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    I spent most of the hour trying to get my clocks synchronized to the second...   ;)
    I do similar with my watches. I have a lot of analogue watches and I have to wait until the second hand is exactly at 12 before I pull the crown out (which stops the seconds hand and releases the movement so I can set the hours and minutes). Then, the minute hand has to be exactly on the correct marker i.e. not half way between and then I wait until the digital clock I set my watches by ticks onto the exact minute before I push the crown back in to start the watch up again!

    Sadly mechanical watches gain or lose a couple of seconds a day so this is all pointless really but it is nice to have the hands all lined up correctly even if the time is not bang on the second!
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,935 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thank you @Tori_Scope I hope so too, but I won't hold my breath
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2020
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    I like the old mechanical watches @66Mustang I have a Sekonda, not expensive but it ticks away nicely. As you say they gain or lose, it’s actually very tricky to adjust them internally, the slightest of movement can make a huge difference. I tried for ages years ago but I got it close to perfect and left it at that. My watch loses a couple of minutes a week but it probably needs a clean internally and perhaps a new main spring. However repairs are expensive so I’ll probably not bother. 

    If you do want to drive yourself nuts by adjusting a watch yourself then id recommend an app called Hairspring, excellent.

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,984 Disability Gamechanger
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    @leeCal very nice, I also have a Sekonda that belonged to a relative. It was purchased in the year of my birth so is as old as me! It is a special watch to me and holds sentimental value.

    Yes mechanical watches are very fiddly and repairs are expensive, often more than a new watch. I have a lot of respect for watchmakers but the watches are a thing of beauty when you take them apart.
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