You get up in the dark and sneak downstairs to try and get some writing done. But the stakes are high…

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The first time I awoke today, I surreptitiously lit up my watch to see it was 5.04am. Knowing that my watch is an hour out (I never changed it after the clocks went back last time), plus an extra 5 minutes fast (supposedly to stop me being late for things), I make a quick calculation and decide 4.09am is too early to get up…