and they are messing with the time again.
We are always thankful for any extra hours which feels like a little luxury when the clocks go back in Autumn.
But when they take one away from you. Well.
We love March because it is a farewell to Winter in the UK (hopefully) and the nights get lighter and we all feel better when the sun shines longer.
We are told it should came in like a lion and out like a lamb ...but mostly it always seems to go out like a lion too. But the only thing I don't look forward to is when they take an hour away from you. We need more hours in a day not less.
Also they say the UK is going continental now. The little tin island is looking uncannily like the continent in a manner of speaking in regards to the weather. We all listen to the weather forecast but they are usually only right 50% of the time, and that sounds like good guess work to me. We know we have as much chance of guessing the correct forecast for the following day as those in the know with their £billion satellite systems.
Because we get it right about the same amount of times as they do.
You should always listen to your Auntie Mary when her arthritis plays up. You know there is a storm heading your way when she hollers.
About ten years ago I seem to remember it rained a lot.That all started the year that number 1 tune came out about 'brella ella's' I will not mention the full title in case it.. you know.. changes the weather again.
Anyway, hark at me going all English on you and complaining about the weather too much. I shall complain about the time instead. Yes, those sleep robbing gits! They do us out of an hours sleep in March. That's a vital hour for most people. The farmers these days have a lot more high tech equipment so they do not need an extra hour daylight! What do they do with it anyway?
They are spending the extra hour in bed!
Oh boy, do I need more time. A little more spare time wouldn't do amiss.
What is spare time anyway?
I have no idea, it keeps going out for a wander and taking my mind with it.
But if I had any spare time at all, it would be to go bungee jumping in Honolulu, scuba diving in the Maldives, or climbing up Mount Kilimanjaro. Actually that sounds all wonderful but how it would really go is someone like this. I would have a lazy morning in bed with the sun singing through welcoming the day in. The sheer thought of knowing I'm not going anywhere in a hurry or doing anything in particular sounds like perfection to me. Just taking the time for myself to have a mosey around the garden, speak to the cats/kids when I bump into them and the most worrying thought would be along the lines of deciding what time to go on a nature walk later that day.
In fact it is a bit of a shock to me when people who say they are bored, are not at the very least learning how to speak Swahili, Mandarin Chinese, or knocking out Mandarin Caprioska for breakfast Mary Berry style.
Jokes aside, this time lark is a funny old business.
Time is indeed going quicker and quicker, for me anyway, and I thought it was because my life was so fulfilling, but apparently it isn't!
The reason why it seems that time goes quicker can be explained scientifically. (Leans to sceptic side here) Scientists explain it like this: As you get older your memory capacity shrinks and you have less memory cells, so you don't hold as much information.
Therefore the older you get, the less time you think you have, because you don't store it as well. But you wouldn't remember all that anyway, so let's not worry too much.
I still feel as if I am missing out, hmm.
It doesn't impress me and thank you Miss Know it all, who was so keen to tell the 'oldies' she worked with.
We had only happened to mention how Christmas/Easter comes around so much quicker these days (when you are over 40).
Read links at bottom of this blog to find out why you may think time is actually fleeting you as you get older.
As I sit up in bed contemplating the day as the new sunrise appears over my bedpost I look forward to the sunshine days and hope I manage to fit in at least some of the schedules I have planned on my list. Yes it is March already and how frightening to know the months seem to bump into each other, forever in a hurry to come in quickly like a lion and out like a lion too!
So take time out in your busy day to take a moment and consider what you have done and savour it all.
So where does this time go? The time leaves us and goes to the young ones, as they seem to have oodles of the stuff.
What do I do with my spare time? I create and work on 2 websites, write, blog, illustrate and promote, Then I schedule so many items in on 10 sites it is scary. So I have to schedule everything in really well to get through my work load. All subject to change of course, as it is with any family and also when life gets in the way. I also spend time in my amazing new group colouring with colour (I go here to get away from it all but don't tell anyone). https://www.facebook.com/groups/Colouringinwithcolorhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/Colouringinwithcolor/
I love to illustrate, watercolour, colour, design templates and learn new skills in design and video. But most of all I love spending time with the family, looking at art and nature. Autumn is my perfect time, so I am taking time out to enjoy it. After all it will go by so quick, won't it?
If there was such a thing as a pause button in a day I would definitely try it out. Maybe my buttons are on fast forward.
Read some fascinating links about the science behind the reason you actually think time goes too