Time for a short break

The past year has been like nothing we have ever experienced in our lifetime. Routines, relationships and plans were upset and with them major adjustments have had to be made. The situation is improving day by day, folks are re-establishing their routines, the country is opening up and things will no doubt return to normal in the months to come and with it a new definition of normal.

How will future generations define this dark period of our lives?

The lake our Shangri-La

It is time to relax, slow down and for my wife and I that means a change of scenery as we travel to our cottage in central Canada to spend the summer season with friends and family. Our get-away plan for the summer is to relax with a few good books, do a little fishing, swimming, hiking and exchange stories with friends and neighbours over a glass (or more) of wine.

Since many of my articles have been written well in advance of the summer months there will be NO interruption in blog posts through the summer months. I will continue to maintain a steady output of 7 to 9 clock blog articles per month.

Taking a look at this Ansonia cotteg clockwith the dial off
An Ansonia cottage clock with the dial removed for testing and spaghetti for lunch

Keep those cards letters coming as 1960s TV variety host Dean Martin used to say. There may be a slight delay returning your email inquiry or responding to blog post comments but rest assured that question(s) about your clock or comments regarding any of my posts are important to me and will be answered.

Roasting marshmallows

This blog profiles my own clock collection, the challenges of maintaining and repairing clocks, the joys of finding new and interesting vintage and antique clocks plus many articles of horological interest.

As we explore central Canada I will no doubt find interesting clocks as we scour antique stores, flea markets and junk shops. New clock stories, new repair challenges and perhaps the next major restoration project will also be part of my journey this summer.

Canadian Clock Museum
Canadian Clock Museum, Deep River Ontario

Included will be a trip to The Canadian Clock Museum in Deep River, Ontario to discover new and interesting clocks added to their collection and chat with curator Allan Symons.

Use the search box to browse past articles and/or click “follow” to have clock articles brought to your mailbox every three to four days. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy researching each and every article.

Happy Canada Day!

11 thoughts on “Time for a short break

  1. 2020 wa an extra dark and horrible time for me, been dreading it for the last 30 years, never knew it would be this bad, and the ongoing pestilence plague really rubbed it in. Still I have my clocks to get on with.


    1. A hobby is a steady boat in a turbulent sea. I think we are now seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Take care.


      1. Its actually my job now.

        I work on clocks 7 days a week


        On Tue, 6 Jul 2021 at 12:48, Antique and Vintage Clocks wrote:

        > rjoiner2021 commented: “A hobby is a steady boat in a turbulent sea. I > think we are now seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Take care. Ron” >


        1. Not sure I would ever make it a paying occupations though I have repaired a few for money and Scotch.


  2. This is great news. Your getaway looks as a slice of paradise. Enjoy every minute.


  3. Do you have an cuckoo clocks in your collection? My husband and I enjoy them and have several around our house. Hubby took up learning to repair them and often spends the afternoon in the basement tinkering away


    1. Here is a bellows repair on the only cuckoo clock that I own. It has a Regula movement, actually, the clock is on its 3rd movement. It was gifted to me. I am not a huge fan of cuckoo clocks but know that some of my colleagues love collecting them, especially the antique Black Forest variety.

      Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.