Here's Filofax's kindly reminder to me to turn my clock an hour forward. The USA and Canada (but not Mexico) are again observing an extended DST period - March to November. That means 8 months DST -- twice as much as Standard Time! Maybe we should call this Standard Time and the other four months Winter Darkness Time!
I was listening to the BBC in the middle of the night, and found that, after the time change at 3:00 AM, that the east coast of the U.S. is currently only 4 hours behind GMT, since the UK (home of the Filofax) doesn't change to Summer Time for another month. Somehow, 4 hours feels like a much smaller time difference than the usual 5 hours.