Clocks Go Back

For most of my adult life, the day the clocks go back always used to be the worst day of my year. Summer is my favourite season and I can usually find ways to string it out until the end of October, weather willing, as it has been this year. But once the clocks go back there’s no kidding anyone any more, myself included. We are plunged into the darkness and the cold inevitably follows. I can’t pretend and I can no longer suspend disbelief. I used to allow this day to be the darkest day of all my year. […]

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