12°C - 6 mph SSW Wind Speed - 7 mph Gusts - Cloudy. Worked in the garden this morning removing some wire-netting fencing; shopped in Lidls; did some more sorting out in kitchen. Dreading tomorrow’s invasion by plumbers and joiners! Today’s blip is the old family clock that has sat on the kitchen shelf for years - I think originally it was given to the family by the Balnakeilly laird’s wife - my father was the Head Gamekeeper there once upon a time. It’s a mantel clock manufactured by Junghans a German clock-making firm. Erhard and Xaver Junghans founded the firm in 1861 in Schramberg in the Black Forest, Germany. The eight-pointed star symbol was set up in 1890 - you can see that just under the XII time - so the clock must date from after then. All Junghans clocks were made from Black Forest wood - it's the part of German I've visited many times so it's nice to have it as a reminder:) It’s not working now, but I might get it fixed one day!