Clocks Change Tomorrow – The Summer Looks Bright!

Photography – Marilyn E Williams

While the recent dull weather may suggest otherwise, summer is nearly upon us, and on Sunday 28th March, the clocks will change at 01:00am, as we enter British Summer Time (BST). These new hours then remain the norm until Sunday 31st October, when the clocks go back an hour and we return to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

This does of course mean that we lose an hour in bed and we all wake up that little bit sleepier, but on the plus side, things are looking brighter with regards to the recent pandemic along with lighter evenings. More to the point, people are becoming braver in booking that long-awaited holiday, with the people of Wales welcomed to stay from now, and potentially everyone else from 12th April.

Here at Beaumaris Holiday Let we are keen to hear Mark Drakeford’s plans on 1st April as to whether we can fully re-open to all of the public – fingers crossed!

In the meantime, it’s all systems go returning to the “new normal”. That translates to thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting Hyfrydle from top to bottom (the spray has something of the Ghost Busters about it), all linen is also kept in isolation, then washed and disinfected before use. The list could go on. At the end of the day, we want to make sure that you have a fantastic holiday at Hyfrydle, safe in the knowledge that Covid-19 is kept at bay.

But why do we alter the clocks?

In an attempt to stop Britains’ from wasting vital hours of light during summer mornings a gentleman called William Willett introduced the idea of Daylight Saving Time in Britain in 1907.

Willett, who is the great-great-grandfather of Coldplay’s lead singer Chris Martin, published a piece called ‘The Waste of Daylight’ with the aim of getting people out of bed earlier by changing the nation’s clocks.

Willett dedicated his entire life to the cause and continued to propose alterations in time throughout the years. Unfortunately, he died a year before Germany adopted his clock-changing plan on 30th April 1916, and consequently Britain followed a month later.  

Which countries use Daylight Saving Time?

In general, most countries in the Northern Hemisphere (north of the equator) observe Daylight Saving Time. However Russia, Iceland, Georgia, Armenia and Belarus among a couple more do not.

In favour or against? Who cares!

Whether you enjoy springing forward and falling back an hour each year, we can assure you that at Hyfrydle, our Beaumaris Holiday Let, we have all the seasons covered. During the warmer months, set foot into the sun-kissed garden to enjoy some alfresco dining with a glass of something lovely. When the weather takes a turn for the worst and the evenings draw in, sit back and relax next to our roaring log burner and reflect on your daily Anglesey Adventures.

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