I've never been able to understand the logic behind this whole summer time thing.
1) GMT/UTC whatever (I'll ignore the atomic niceties, which let's face it make no difference whatsoever to Mr. J. Public who gets his time check from a flawed system - DAB radio is out by n seconds) is historically based on the the 0 degree E/W line at Greenwich, so at noon in winter the sun is due south. It should, in my humble opinion, be in the same position in summer. This would allow me
to use Ailsa Craig as a sundial all year round.
2) We floaty types (and if you're reading this you must be one of us) refer to GMT/UTC all year round. The tides don't suddenly rush in or out in March or October to allow for cows being milked.
3) If you
want an extra hour of daylight, either get up an hour earlier or stay up an hour later as appropriate. Just don't rattle my
door on your way past. There's still the same amount of daylight on any given day of the year as there always was/is/will be - and yes, I'm ignoring the gradual slowing of the earth's orbit velocity. Will that affect you in your lifetime? Didn't think so.
4) All this stuff about road safety is rubbish - you're just as likely to get squished in the dark at either end of the day. Carry a torch if you're that worried. Or hibernate.
5) If you really care that much about daylight, move to the equator. 12 hours a day, every day, all year round. If like me you live above the 55 degree line - tough luck. Did you hear about the eskimo girl who slept with her boyfriend? Next morning she found she was 6 months pregnant...
And with that thought - g'night all.