Daylight Saving

It’s nearly time to turn the clocks back as daylight saving comes to an end this weekend.

I am always a little sad when daylight saving finishes as it means that winter is on the way and the long hot (or warm) summer is over.

You might like to check out some history on daylight saving in New Zealand. I discovered that in 1909 a Parliamentarian Hon Sir Thomas Sidey argued for putting clocks forward by one hour during summer so that there would be an additional hour of daylight in the evenings. In that year he introduced a Member’s Bill to put this idea into effect. The Bill was rejected, but Sidey was persistent, reintroducing it every year for the next 20 years.

That is very persistent, and you can read all about it here.

So enjoy the last days of summer and remember the one good thing is that we do get another hour to sleep in!