Sunday, 30 October 2011

Clocks for Jo

Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.
                                                                                                    ~ John Archibald Wheeler

When I looked through my blog postings I found that I had quite frequently made reference to Partner-who-loves-tea and her views on time. In particular this post showed how she lives in a world with its own time zone which often bears little or no relation to GMT.

A year later I found a clock in Spesh's house that would suit Partner-who-loves-tea very well.

Now I've come across another one (thanks to Monica who pointed me at Ginny's blog where there a number of humorous clocks).

This is most decidedly a Jo sort of clock...

And a similar one is this...

And this ....

Nowadays she tends not to be so late as she was when I first started going out with her nearly twenty five years ago. So I have achieved something but even then Partner-who-loves-tea was...

But, of all the clocks I've seen this one has to be the most appropriate for Jo...

I love this clock.

It uses the famous poster art of Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen. Le Chat Noir poster was created for what is claimed to be the first ever cabaret club which was opened by impresario Rodolphe Salis in 1881 in the bohemian Montmartre district of Paris.

And here is a clock that really suits me down to the ground!

(If you want to buy any of these clocks, most of them - or similar - are available at Cafe Press ).


  1. I think that I would really like that last one!

  2. How appropriate to post about clocks today - I am not a fan of "Daylight Savings!" dreadful terminology! I am firmly in the British Summertime all year please camp!
    Thank you for visiting the Lane,

    Sarah x

  3. Love the "Whenever" clock - it would be right at home in my kitchen where meals are often "whenever".

  4. It's clock time of the year again...despite your best endeavours we are back on proper time...GMT.

  5. Even in retirement being an Edwards brings with it a slavish adherence to being on time for commitments. Mind you accidents do occasionally happen - as Pauline knows having been left waiting at her destination airport whilst the person picking her up was waiting for her to leave her departure airport. Guess who left her waiting!

  6. There are some good birthday and Christmas gift ideas there. I am annoyingly (I'm told) punctual, and my sister is in 'whenever' time. I thought of her for each one of those great clocks.

  7. If I could find the Whenever/Always late clocks...they would make perfect gifts for a friend of mine! :)

  8. Great collection of clocks! I just spent today setting all mine back to winter time... -ish...

  9. Since I retired, I am happily living in whatever,whenever,who cares time.

  10. I'm with partner who loves tea.

    As I've said before, the invitation to sit down because the kettle was on, drew me straight into this blog.

    Glad I did too.



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