It’s TIME……


For those living in parts of the Northern Hemisphere its that time of year when we have to move our clocks forward by one hour………   yippee, extra daylight hours ahead, its British Summer Time (even though Spring is just beginning)

Don’t forget to SPRING FORWARD

Please Remember to ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

27th March

(C) David Oakes 2021

Spring moves along…. as does the Clock


The signs of spring are everywhere, still a little slow getting off the mark, but it heading in the right direction…..  a direction that is marked by the changing of the clocks tonight.

British Summer time is back so the clocks go forward one hour tonight.  The sacrifice is that we loose one hour but gain the start of lighter evenings….


Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

28th March

(C) David Oakes 2020

Hello! ….to British Summer (Time)


Sunday 31st March…the clocks ‘spring’ forward one hour and it is officially British Summer Time.

But it certainly isn’t summer just yet, Spring is still just getting underway. It is true much has changed over the past few weeks in both garden, countryside and woods.  Early signs of bud burst and those early flashes of springs colours can be found.  In the woods a race is on…. the Bluebells that really do say that Spring is here are now rapidly putting out there rich green leaves trying to carpet the woodland floor, but it is a race that has to be won each year.


To flower they need the bright sunlight.  So it is a case of blossoming before the leaf cover casts its dark shadow over the woodland floor.

It is though a rather splendid time of year. This year in particular as (so far) here in our part of the UK we have not had any real winter weather. So everything seem that little bit earlier and certainly this start of Spring has been a genuine bonus.  Today it is again sunny and temperature may be down from yesterdays 17c to 15c but still fine for the end of March…

There is a Country saying:-

March Winds do Blow.

“They come in like a Lion and go out like a Lamb”

A calm Spring day that started with the rays of the sun ended with a warm glow….. not a bad end to March.

3 months of the year gone, vanished in a flash…Summer is still a little way off but the best of Spring is yet to come.   Enjoy 🙂

31st March

(C) David Oakes 2019


Stolen Time……

Where did the Hour …and the Hands Go……?


At around 1.00am last night they stole a whole hour.  Yep, British Summer Time started at when 1am became, by magic, 2am on the 29th March.

Now I know you will say, that they will give it back to us on the 25th October……BUT it means they steal one hour of summer and gives us an extra hour of winter….not sure that is such a great deal!

However the clock above has obviously decided enough is enough and has hidden its ‘hands’ so no one can tamper with it.

29th March

(C) David Oakes 2015