Last week here in Britain we set the clocks back one hour to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) as the days get shorter darkness comes sooner everyday, this is the part that I really dislike about winter, you leave your house in the morning in darkness, when it is time to go back home at 5pm it is pitch black outside, as soon as you get home about 6 it feels the day has ended and just can not be bothered to do anything.
Winter in the UK is very gloomy and does make you feel miserable, no wonder people here are obsessed with the weather, its not that I have a fear of the darkness phobia (Nyctophobia) it just makes you feel tired and want to go to bed even though it is still early.
The only good thing about short days I suppose is when Ramadan used to come during GMT hours, we had much shorter fasting time, we used to break fasting about 3:30pm, that is hardly difficult but now Ramadan is moving and young children will have to suffer long Ramadan days in the future when they are old enough to fast.
We have to wait until March for the clocks to go forward and days to get longer, I can't wait!
Incidentally, talking about phobias I do have some of these, my greatest fears are small enclosed spaces (Claustrophobia) I once went down a tube slide in a Kid's playground with my son and had a panic attacck inside, I laugh about it now but it wasn't funny then!
My other phobia is fear of heights (Acrophobia) although I am usually fine as long as there is a fence or something that would prevent me from falling.
There are many recognised phobias some of them are just ridiculous but they are frightening to some people. like fear of washing! or fear of gold! (I bet not many fear gold in Libya).
Find a LIST here with all of the recognised phobias. Is yours there?
It would be intersting for some of you to share their phobias and their scary moments or embarrassing situations when they had to go through a panic attack because of phobias.