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Lark or Owl?
When younger I was an Owl. When teen or twenties always up late watching movies or when older it was when I got work done in that time from 10 till 2 am.

Now I am a Lark, but a Lark with nowhere to fly to and nothing to sing about!

I am longing for freedom and better weather (it's grim out there, high winds and rain battering the window ).

I did the Oxford University SleepUK Census

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/10wh9mPTwTT740bz74MnY33/the-uk-sleep-census

It agreed that I was a Lark but also indicated that I don't sleep very well and gave me some clues as to how to get a better sleep that I am going to try.

The results of the analysis of the survey will eventually be part of a Horizon programme

5 comments

Peggy C said:

Colin, inside you are a Lark ... the Universe hasn't caught up to you yet!
20 months ago

Colin Ashcroft replied to Peggy C:

Thank you Peggy
20 months ago

HappySnapper said:

No good waiting for life to come to you, you have to go out and find it. Enjoy the wind and rain it's like a beating heart, it brings life.
20 months ago

StoneRoad2013 said:

Fascinating - I think I must be something of a lark / owl crossbreed.

I like to be up in the morning, at least when the sun is shining !
but conversely, I can do late nights very easily, especially if I am working on a tender or reading something. In the past - a few decades ago - I have been known to do more than 24 hours "on duty" and then drive 30 miles home, to be honest I do not know if I could do that now.

What I do need is enough sleep, even if I have to spread it out over a few nights. The past few years I have not had the "jet lag" effect when the GMT / BST change happens, a couple of early / late nights before and after now seem to take care of something that used to be a real problem for me.
19 months ago

Colin Ashcroft replied to StoneRoad2013:

I agree about the 1 hour change to BST, this year it seemed easier to adapt. I do fade quickly in the evenings now and that has been a slow change in recent years.
19 months ago