Sunday, January 27, 2013

That was Australia Day morning

R and Little Jo spent Australia Day morning making 'craft' robots and a brilliant hand puppet theatre, not pictured .



Sister's clock only cuckoos during daylight hours. It has a light sensor and even in summer when it is light early, if it is heavily overcast, it might not even strike for 7am. It was not overcast this morning and it struck at 7 and scared me for half a second. Do have your speakers turned up.


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  1. That is a great idea to only cuckoo in daylight hours. I bet little Jo had fun making robots.

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    1. Yes Diane, kids are at their best in the morning. I am not.

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  2. Why isn't there an uncle Andrew robot?

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    1. Michael, the first sentence in the last paragraph might explain it. http://highriser.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/entertaining-youngun.html

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  3. Were my ears playing tricks on me, or did the cuckoo 'miaow' at the very end...?

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    1. Kath, the miaow is deafening, like a scalded cat sound. The clock is a significant conversation piece for visitors.

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  4. The robots were very cute.

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    1. Ad Rad, Little Jo directed R in the making. Too clever.

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  5. Kids love making robots and robot costumes. I remember my four each made them.
    My mum had a cuckoo clock when I was little, one in the "Black Forest" style, with a little ledge below the clock face where a man or woman would come out in turn according to the weather. There was a thermometer between them, if it showed a low temperature the man would come out holding an umbrella, if a high temperature, the woman would come out with a basket of flowers.

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    1. River, the clock I showed was hardly traditional, but as a kid I loved cuckoo clocks and eventually one appeared, complete with weights that had to pulled to wind it. It was not nearly as flash as the one you describe but I remember seeing clocks like that.

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  6. The robot making brought back many good memories Andrew, thanks! As for the 'cuckoo (?) clock'..it's craaaaaazy!!

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  7. Grace, thank god the clock cuckoo shuts down at night.

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