Rant, rant, rant.
The clocks go back, and apart from "an extra hour in bed", what have we got to look forward to. Darkness before 5pm until February. Who the "eff" (my favourite new word) came up with the idea of putting the clocks back in the UK? It's like, OK, the days are getting shorter and shorter anyway, so let's hurry along the process and rob everyone of another precious hour of daylight in the evenings. If anything, we should be putting the clocks forward! Scottish farmers have been blamed - if that's the case, why can't THEY just change their schedules? There can't be that many of them relative to the population of the UK - it's not like their pigs and crops are going to care.
At the same time, Christmas Day is has been moved forward this year to November 15th - or at least that's what it feels like when looking at the shops which are already full of Christmas Crap. It won't be long before every shop will be playing that old 70s Slade "hit", "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day". At this time of year, you kind of get the feeling that it IS Christmas every day and Slade's wish has finally come true. Anyway, I'm starting a campaign to get Christmas renamed as "Winter Shopping Festival". And to break all the clocks so they can't be put back.