My grandfather’s clock

Clock face

Lewes was famous for its clockmaking in the 18th and 19th centuries, and I saw some fine examples at the Anne of Cleves House. This one has a lovely decorated face set within a gilded frame. It made me think of the song “My Grandfather’s Clock”. In fact, the song is responsible for how the longcase clock came to be known as the grandfather clock. I bet most people – including me – wouldn’t know to call it anything other than a grandfather clock.

~ Spotted Cow

Time for a refresh

Retro alarm clock

It was time for a refresh on the blog and I had been procrastinating for several months. However, a well-meaning reader gave me a much-needed prod (thanks!) earlier in the week and I set about it. It’s a good thing the WordPress lot make it easy for the time- and technology-challenged among us. I’ve chosen a design that’s cleaner and which should show off the photographs better on the front page. So, onward and forward. And the clock image seemed like a decent contribution to the weekly challenge.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Future

~ Spotted Cow


Brighton station

Station clock and signs to the beach

I’ve just come back from 5 days by the sea in Brighton. Is that a long weekend or a short week? Anyway, it was a restful time where I caught up with sleep, caught up with friends and generally hung about.

I managed some photography down on Brighton Pier, trying to capture the mood of the amusement park. I’ll post the pictures as I organise them. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with an image of the Victorian station clock which greets you when you arrive into Brighton by train.

~ Spotted Cow