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clocks go forward/back /?

Postby laswalkirias » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:07 pm

I will be in Spain next wednesday 24 /03/2010 and I believe that the clocks in Spain change the following Saturday 27th. Does anybody know what I should change on my clock that night? Forward or backwards
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Re: clocks go forward/back /?

Postby pete_l » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:17 pm

In spring you move the time forwards 1 hour - so at 1 a.m. you have¹ to get out of bed and change all the clocks to 2 a.m. :wink:

¹Or you can do what most sensible people do and wait until you wake up on sunday morning, turn on the TV and adjust your clocks to whatever time the breakfast programmes are showing

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Postby Colinm » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:19 pm

Spring forward, fall back.

Forward 1 hour at 2.00 am
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Re: clocks go forward/back /?

Postby laswalkirias » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:28 pm

Thanks for letting me know. does that mean that all the sleazy bars and clubs i go to in La Nogalera will close 1 hour earlier?
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Re: clocks go forward/back /?

Postby pete_l » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:49 pm

If they close at all they can't be that sleazy - though you do miss out on 1 hour's drinking time (or is that "work" time :D ?)

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Postby markwilding » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:05 pm

Don't worry. You'll get it back in October.

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Re: clocks go forward/back /?

Postby curatokid » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:35 pm

I thought it went forward on the 20th....

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Re: clocks go forward/back /?

Postby rt21 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:44 pm

The clocks go forward each year on the last Sunday of March, which this year is the 28th



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Re: clocks go forward/back /?

Postby Retro P » Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:56 pm

We now have three different opinions on this subject, where's Beachy when you need him ??
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Re: clocks go forward/back /?

Postby julian » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:02 pm

if it was optional it would all be a lot simpler, everyone should be able to choose if and when they want to put out clocks back, or forward an hour..we´ve all got different lives and situations, we should be allowed to choose to do whatever suits our lifestyle best..... another case of "them" forcing "us" do do whatever "they" think best ...enough is enough !!

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Re: clocks go forward/back /?

Postby Retro P » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:49 pm

Julian this system has been operating for 70 years nobody is being forced it's just the way it is, and by the way it works.
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Re: clocks go forward/back /?

Postby julian » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:54 pm

and I had you down as someone with a sense of humour Retro !!!!

P.S. did you know that frank (corner) passed away this week?

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Postby Retro P » Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:57 am

From Franks corner bar ?? I haven't been there for a while but no I didn't know, how old was he ?
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Postby julian » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:21 am

yes , frank from frank´s corner..he was 69..he was quite a legend here is marbella, he had set up 28 bars, discotecas and chiringuitos during his years here in marbella, and then they say it´s impossible to make a living from hosteleria !!!

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Postby ian.wilson » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:13 pm

Frank was a friend of mine since my arrival in Marbella in 1979, he was diagnosed with cancer about 6 months ago. He was given a few months and held his own wake on Jan 1st 2010 in the Banana Tree in Marbella. He had a great turn out on the day and how many people do you know that held their own wake whilst still alive. What a man! May he rest in peace.
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Postby Retro P » Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:36 pm

Yes Frank was definitely a good guy, his taste in music was great, I've been down there a few times when Mel Williams has turned up and had a few drinks with us, I remember when he turned up with Lonnie Doneghan in I think, 94 we were absolutely rotten (pi55ed) we rounded off the afternoon with a trip to Banana beach, my mate Baz was a close friend of Frank, I wonder why he hasn't let me know ?
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Re: clocks go forward/back /?

Postby julian » Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:42 pm

"May he rest in peace"
more likely he´s opening his new club up there now....he wasn´t one to rest !!


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