Whisper It Quietly But Irish People Have Started To Notice A Grand Auld Stretch Out There
You might have noticed leaving the office recently that it's not actually pitch black as you make you way home which can only mean one thing... the Grand Auld Stretch™ is back.
It's one of the most satisfying times of year as Irish folk mark the end of winter by enjoying some late-afternoon sunshine. With the time of sunset now around the 5.30pm mark, people have been quick to share their observations in recent days.
Today is 2019-02-11, the sun sets at 17:25:51 and the grand auld stretch tonight was 1 hour, 19 mins and 43 secs.— The Grand Auld Sthretch (@theauldsthretch) February 11, 2019
Grand aul’ stretch in the evening.... pic.twitter.com/FjJ0fQFA14— Art O'Leary (@ArtOLeary) February 11, 2019
I’m fully appreciating the irish saying ‘grand stretch in the evenings’ right now! Can’t wait for the brighter evenings— Maria Healy (@MariaHealydj) February 12, 2019
The grand stretch in the evenings is lovely but not as lovely as hearing the birdies singing their little hearts out pic.twitter.com/Wsr9TFlsUW— Kate Bielinski (@katebielinski) February 9, 2019
Just heard the first “grand stretch in the evenings lads” so winter must be over.— Ruthie Dempsey (@R_uthieee) February 9, 2019
Bring on springtime.