My least favourite weekend of the year

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Re: My least favourite weekend of the year

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I do the house clocks (all quartz) and in fact I've already done them.
The cars get done in the morning.
Quartz watches get changed only when required, so some might not get done before we "Spring forward" again. It also means that I need a dance with the manual for my Omega Speedmaster X33 before I need the alarm function midweek.
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Re: My least favourite weekend of the year

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The clock I always forget is the heating. It’s not until I wake up cold on Monday morning that I usually remember. We had a new boiler and control panel last year and it does it by itself now.

The joke in the OP about the cooker is certainly not just a joke. We get frequent power cuts here, usually only for a few seconds, but enough to set the cooker clock back to flashing and showing midnight. The cooker won’t work like this unless you set the clock so I’ve had to learn how to do it. Who thought holding down a secret combination of buttons would make sense is beyond me. It’s probably the least intuitive thing to set.
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Re: My least favourite weekend of the year

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^^^^ Thanks for the reminder on the Central Heating, Iain.

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Re: My least favourite weekend of the year

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My original gripe was not about the inconvenience of changing watches and clocks. At this time of year, in the words of Dylan Thomas, I tend to “rail against the dying of the light.”

Watches are not an issue. I just pick out one that was stopped and set it. I have a couple of clocks that need to be changed, but I do that the night before. Most electronic things update automatically now. I also had a new boiler last year and can control it from the phone, so that updates automatically.

The car is the one that annoys me. It seems to be able to communicate all sorts of stuff to me via the app on my phone. But I still have to go out to the car this morning, switch on and adjust the clock manually. Tsk task!
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Re: My least favourite weekend of the year

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My wife never changes the clock in her car. In six months time it's right again. :D (5 months to be pedantic) ;D
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Sun Oct 29, 2023 10:17 am At this time of year, in the words of Dylan Thomas, I tend to “rail against the dying of the light.”
I'm sorry AVO but I can't have one of my favourite Poets misquoted. I'm sure that it was an autocorrect error but it should have been "Rage, rage against the dying of the light".

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


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scooter wrote: Sun Oct 29, 2023 11:21 am
Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Sun Oct 29, 2023 10:17 am At this time of year, in the words of Dylan Thomas, I tend to “rail against the dying of the light.”
I'm sorry AVO but I can't have one of my favourite Poets misquoted. I'm sure that it was an autocorrect error
No, a lapse of memory. Sorry and thanks for pointing it out.
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Re: My least favourite weekend of the year

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JAFO wrote:My wife never changes the clock in her car. In six months time it's right again. :D (5 months to be pedantic) ;D
I always changed the clock in my wife's car for her.

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^^^^
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Re: My least favourite weekend of the year

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A different classic. Julius Caesar. I saw it on TV (a BBC channel) half way through a week ago, and taped it, and then recorded the whole thing later, so I have an extra hour to watch it.

I taped it because it appeared to be a starry British cast, but then up popped Marlon Brando as Marc Antony, more than holding his own, and I wanted to watch the whole thing. I wonder how closely the script follows the Bard.

The Wild One, A Streetcar named Desire, On the Waterfront, Julius Caesar . The guy's going places. ;D
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