The clocks went back somewhere between yesterday and today.
It’s one or the other.
Is it ‘spring forward, fall back’ or ‘fall forward, spring back’? It could be either for all the sense it makes to me. It’s 8.30 pm in new money (as it were). So is that 7.30 or 9.30 in old money? Have I lost an hour or gained? And if I want to get up at 6.30 will it be darker or lighter than before? And what time will my brain think it is? More importantly, what time will the cat think it is?
My problem is this: I’m used to considering time as a linear, entirely unidirectional phenomenon and all this argy bargy does my head in. Cos when people say that they’re bringing a meeting forward, they actually mean they’re moving it back, in linear terms, don’t they? And if they move a meeting back, they push it forward.
I go through this twice a year, and I get just as confused every time.
I really must ask my mother if I was ever dropped on my head.
And if so, what the time was at the time.