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…”The tyranny of Daylight Saving Time: 9 solid reasons to hate the time change on Sunday”…”UK government can’t trigger Brexit without Parliament approval, High Court rules; Pound soars”…”Two creative uses for leftover Halloween candy”…

As Sunday approaches the ” fall back ” with our clocks and watches and timepieces, the pundits are saying—“1) it’s probably not saving any energy 2) it makes us less productive 3) it makes us putz around on the internet 4) it depresses us 5) it kills us 6) it maims us 7) it may be the one thing where Saskatchewan is right and 9) most of the world doesn’t do it”
Likely there’s some statistical accuracy to all that, but it seems we continue to do it for over a 100 years now!

Apparently, the UK government says they will now appeal their country’s High Court ruling, but perhaps it begs the question—-in all the complexities going forward for an exit, admitting that to leave may possibly be the biggest blunder for the nation, should or could they not re-consider & even ask the citizenry to participate in that reconsideration somehow?!….

Leftover Halloween candy?!?!?!…..excuse me, isn’t that something like, leftover wine??!!!!……(it just doesn’t happen! 😉 )

Something about ‘halloween baklava’ or ‘exploding chocolate bark‘…..

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Cheers to a fine Thursday full of finesse that sings—thanks be for the time that is now!; the times, they are a changin’ !

May it be sweet!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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…of time changes, time, and take & make…

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While the UK & Europe turn their clocks back an hour on Sunday, this weekend, just to add confusion to an already chaotic world, North America will not do the same once again this year until a week later on Sunday, November 6th!

 

The clock talked loud. I threw it away, it scared me what it talked. ~Tillie Olsen, Tell Me a Riddle

Old Time, in whose banks we deposit our notes
Is a miser who always wants guineas for groats;
He keeps all his customers still in arrears
By lending them minutes and charging them years.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations. ~Faith Baldwin

How long a minute is, depends on which side of the bathroom door you’re on. ~Zall’s Second Law

How do you approach the wheel of time —
      do you ride her
      stick your foot in her gears
      ignore her slow grinding
      write poems of her elusive movement
      sync yourself with her dance
      or cry out in the cold night of her injustice & indifference?
~Terri Guillemets

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
~William Shakespeare

Cheers to an opportune ‘take & make’ Fine Friday & weekend that sings—timely!

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…of tumble, rise & time…

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“Retailers expected to raise prices, feeling the pinch of weak loonie”…”Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants: Vancouver earns 3 in the Top 20″…”Three Week Difference between Daylight Saving Time in the UK/Europe & North America, did you know?”…

The dilemma of increasing costs, shrinking margins & whether price increases will scare away customers is keeping retailers awake at night it seems…

Apparently–expect price increases of 5% or more is the news in our times of expect-the-unexpected according to a recent Retail Council of Canada survey.

According to the ‘Jacob Richler ranking’ for 2015, it’s fun to note that Vancouver Gastown’s
L’Abattoir, Yaletown’s Cioppino’s, & Hawksworth find distinction as # 17, 18, & 2.
Cheers to indulge! imbibe! enjoy!

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As North America has ‘sprung forward’ into Daylight Saving Time, it will be until the last Sunday of March that the United Kingdom & most of the European continent do so.

The ‘why’ of it & some of the quirks about countries or areas of countries not participating, remains a mystery for now…

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A thousand ages in Thy sight
Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.
Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.

Cheers to a Monday that smiles–seize the day! & ‘gracias’ for the time that is NOW!