Just going off topic for a sec, @Satanfriendly is quite a distinctive name, did you sell a Merkur Futur on evilbay a short while back? If so, I was the bloke that bought it!! And that made my day a good one!
My wife and I separated, and I bought a new house a week ago.
Seeing my daughters face and reaction when she saw the fire engine bed I had bought her was really nice, as is her excitement for her first sleep over.
Bit delayed by a few days, but it was my first date in 11 years on Friday. It’s that long since I dated, I’m sure they use to use words like “going steady” and “courting” back then Now it’s quite different.
Date went well. Second date agreed today for next weekend.
A friend of mine who happens to be mad on old clocks made a nice pendulum to help get this little lady on the road to recovery. A good wind up with the key he also sourced and she sits happily in the corner ticking away merrily.
Nothing spectacular but so happy to have a 'real clock' which actually functions in the house.