Confusion never stops, closing walls and ticking clocks…

Clocks rule!

I’ve been wanting to write a post on clocks for ages now for a few reasons.

  • I think clocks are awesome, you could say I’m a bit of a collector
  • The clocks have ‘gone forward’ today
  • It appears that my house guests are not as much of a fan of clocks as me

When hubby and I tied the know, there were a few clocks on the wedding list because 1. I love them, and 2. there was a startling lack on them in the house. We managed to receive a few classics.

Please note, these are not the exact clocks, but you get the idea.


One of these currently adorns the kitchen wall and the other is in the office / spare bedroom. It seems that everytime someone comes to stay, they are so irritated by the tcking of the clock, they take the battery out and leave the poor clock lying face down. I can almost understand this, except I tend to fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow, so the ticking wouldn’t bother me. in fact, as I sit next to it now as I write this is doesn’t bother me. And do you know why it doesn’t bother me? Here’s why.

The poor thing’s been left in it’s de-batteried state! This is a travesty. Remember to pop the battery back in as you leave and you might, just might be allowed to stay over again. Obviously I jest a little, but it’s the little things that irritate me the most, much like others being irritated by the perfectly natural, rhythmic ticking of a clock. When we do eventually get round to decorating the spare room / office / potential master bedroom, I am quite inspired by the following couple of images from Houzz.

You’ll notice the common themes here. Not too sure about the yellow elements, but I like the dramatic black definitely. Also though is the recurring starburst element above the bed. Now if those were clocks, I’d be more than happy to put one in my own bedroom, provided the ticking doesn’t irritate hubby too much.

British Summertime Begins!

For some idiotic reason, at this time of year we decide to move the clocks so that we can get lighter evenings. I say idiotic, mainly because not all other countries follow suit. We move by one hour, some of Europe and bits of Australia move by 2 hours and some countries (or worse still, parts of countries) don’t move at all! Could we as a world, please come to some sort of agreement? Just so my head doesn’t explode, thanks. That and after 5 years, I’ve only just figured out how to change the clock on the oven, which I will no doubt forget by the time we have to change everything in October. Plus, I will never understand which way to move the clocks unless hubby tells me. I’m not stupid, but the whole thing does my head in.

After all this ranting, you think I’d love clocks less, but there’s something I just can’t put my finger on…

This blog post is part of the ‘Pass It On Bedroom series’, a collaborative blogging project. I was ‘tagged’ by the lovely Stacey J Sheppard and now I’m passing on this challenge to Sian of the wonderful Moregeous and the fabulous Andrew of APD Interiors. Don’t worry guys, you can reuse/update an older post, I know how ridiculously busy you both are :)

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