The Easymaxx Wall Clock

On the morning of this cooler, dry, generally grey, day Jackie and I dumped another car load of green garden waste into Efford Recycling Centre.

Later, I read more of Vanity Fair, until Jackie returned from shopping at Lidl with a perfect present for our great granddaughter.

The central aisles at this amazing outlet is always a cornucopia of splendid surprises, cheap and of excellent quality, albeit generally short-lived. Ellie is very fond of both clocks and birds, so imagine

Jackie’s delight in finding an Easymaxx Wall clock featuring birds.

Each hour is represented by a named bird in place of a number. Except for the hours of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. this battery operated device, having a gentle tick, plays, at the correct time, the authentic sound of that moment’s avian representative.

Ellie can recognise and name most individuals on her clock. Otherwise she uses the generic “bird”.

Here, while Becky holds the “not a toy”, she indicates and clearly enunciates “robin” and “owl”, recognising the sound of the latter. Being the comedienne that she is she pulls a funny face during her performance.

This evening we all dined on roast pork, crackling, roast potatoes both white and sweet, Yorkshire puddings, carrots, Brussels sprouts, sweet corn and peas, with tasty gravy all cooked to perfection. I finished La P’tite Pierre.


  1. I bought a clock like that in America back in 2008. I had American bird calls on the hour. It has no owl so most likely Ellie’s clock has birds found in the UK ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. My aunt had a clock like that in her kitchen. The first time it ‘chimed’ when I was visiting, she got great amusement from watching me look around for the bird.

  3. What fun! That bird clock is just the thing for a child. I love the “not a toy” comment. I heard that from my parents on a regular basis when I was little.

  4. Those a re precious photos of Ellie and the bird clock! That is a wonderful way for her to start learning about the different species. She seems to absorb a lot of information quickly.

  5. I love the bird clock. Well spotted, Jackie. Iโ€™m not surprised Ellie loves it, especially with her obsession with clocks. She is so lucky to have so many adults to interact and learn from.
    Iโ€™m guessing โ€œthe Not a Toyโ€™ might be because of an exposed battery?

    1. Thanks very much from us both, Sue. You are probably right – it has 3 exposed batteries, which we will tape over.

  6. Ha on the funny face! ๐Ÿ™‚ Aw on the clock! A perfect gift for a girl who loves birds and wants to know what time it is. ๐Ÿ™‚ Entertaining AND a learning tool! ๐Ÿ™‚
    (((HUGS))) โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

    1. Thank you so much, Laurie. She has a whole range, and an infectious laugh herself

  7. Itโ€™s amazing what one can find in Lidl. I bought my OH a paddle board and he was as delighted with it as Ellie was with her clock.

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