Light in the darkness

Last Friday marked a momentous occasion – I left the office for the day, round about 5.10pm, and there was still some light in the sky. Today when I left bang-on 5pm it was just starting to turn into a beautiful sunset. Not until November will I have to see the sun set while sat at my desk again.

I’d hoped to come out of the tube this evening and find a little bit of daylight left. Instead, I found darkness and a raging blizzard. Honestly, I could see the snow drifting before my eyes. This year winter seems to be persisting for a bloody long time…

So, here’s a few things to cheer you up:

  • Nothing can stop the days getting longer. Officially sunset was at 5.06pm today. By the end of the month it will be 5.39pm (in London). It’ll be past 6pm by March 12th. 
  • British Summer Time begins at the end of March – spring has to be here by then, right? (And, though we lose an hour of sleep, at least there’s an extra hour of daylight.) 
  • Next Tuesday is Pancake Day Shrove Tuesday. What’s not to like about that? 
  • I have it on good authority that crocuses (crocii??) are beginning to appear in St James’ Park – that’s a sure sign of spring.
I feel like I’m grasping at straws, but have hope people. This winter cannot last forever. 


  1. no, it’ll last for about 3 months
    like most winters

  2. Fine. 3 months. (Smart arse.)
    But when did it begin?
    And why does it always feel never-ending in February?

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