Tonight’s the night….

Talking about cruising the other day brought back memories of ’little touches’ that made things flow smoothly.

Moving from one port to another usually took place overnight and you’d often find your next port was in a different time zone to the one you’d just left so cabin staff would leave little reminders like this (plus delicious chocolates) in your room while doing the evening turn down.

Nothing worse than being late for breakfast☹️ …..…or missing your shore excursion (because they’d left without you)

This one means you get an extra hour in bed 😊

And that’s what will happen tonight – the clocks are turned back an hour, daylight savings ends (goodbye summer ☹️) After enjoying an extra hour in bed, Victoria (as well as the other easternmost states) will be on Eastern Standard Time for the next six months. Which means I have to remember, because they are on DST, there will now a 9hr time difference between here and the UK.

And my favourite meme for this day

~ no problem, I just have a nice word with The Golfer about my car ~

12 thoughts on “Tonight’s the night….

  1. I find it very hard to adjust when we turn the clocks back (or forward). Which is pretty silly because as a retired person my time is flexible.
    I wonder whether chocolates on my pillow would help?

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  2. I actually love it when the clocks go back. My internal clock changes about two weeks before so now I’ll be able to wake up at the right time.
    Plus I won’t be going and coming back from the pool in the dark
    It won’t be long now the weather will turn cold and we can all snuggle under blankets and drink hot beverages and enjoy just resting after the rushing about during the longer days

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  3. I like the humour. Fortunately most things now work their own magic including the car, but not the oven or microwave. They are nightmares and it always turns out to be more something than class. I gave up on the aircon remote last year. The mantle clock is problematic. You can’t turn the hands backwards. It has to be paused for an hour and then remember to restart it.

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  4. Unless a grandchild is annoyed enough, my car radio stays wrong half the year. It doesn’t annoy me at all. I simply use my phone.

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  5. Hari OM
    I have to change my telephone – smart it is not. For which I am glad. And I keep the electronic clocks black – our power bill costs mean all things not being used directly for a purpose are unplugged and ignored! YAM xx

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  6. My favorite part of the cruise was the changing of the rugs in the elevator so we knew what day of the week it was! I didn’t care about the time by that point, just the day.

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  7. We don’t have daylight saving here in Qld…and I’m glad we don’t. It was trialed 30 or so years ago. I was living at Yorkeys Knob…the northern beach area of Cairns in Far North Queensland, and it was not much fun. I had a day job…and at night I worked part-time running a little pizza place…as I said, it wasn’t much fun! 🙂

    Take good care, Cathy. 🙂

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  8. Timely reminder – F had to ring her brother in NZ today….now I wonder what time…

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  9. I’ll try chokolate on my pillow next time we have to change our clocks – I do NOT like it and hope they’ll put an end to this BS soon. But to go on a cruise, I could live witht the time changes 😉

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  10. I can just about tolerate it but my internal body clock doesn’t do well….we will both be in tune in a few weeks! It’s really only in the morning that I’ve a problem because through the day, I kind of graze and have been doing that for quite a number of years…so I’ve no set time for meals…

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