Thursday, 16 October 2014
Back to the Future!
So, yesterday I travelled forward in time and all I had to do was cross over the border into New South Wales
Daylight savings began in NSW at the weekend and they are now one hour ahead of us, with the result that when I visited Tweed Heads I went an hour into the future and then came back when I returned to Queensland.
I must admit the whole Daylight Savings thing baffles me. Why don't we have it in QLD? I've heard the usual reasons, it fades the curtains (what??), it wakes the cows too early (how? - they don't have watches!!).
Let me fill you in on a bit of background, I was born in Scotland and so have lived the majority of my life with British Summer Time (same thing, different name). I love the extra hour of summer evening, it is a perfect opportunity to unwind and relax.
Well, until we get to adopt Daylight Savings, I'll have to put up with my phone ringing early in the morning and no-one being there when I call NSW late in the afternoon. On the plus side, I do get home early when I leave NSW and my journey is cut in half due to the time difference!
Are you for or against Daylight Savings? Is there some really important reason we can't have it that I don't know about?? Let me know what you think.