Before I sign off for the weekend, I wanted to share with you all a very special wedding gift that we received a month or so ago. It was sent to us by some of our lovely German friends who wanted to get us a Cuckoo clock as a reminder of our time spent in Germany. We had no idea it was even coming, so when it arrived we were so excited to open the box and find a beautiful, modern cuckoo clock looking back at us.. but the surprises kept coming!
Where an ordinary cuckoo clock would chime the same cuckoo every hour, this one (the KooKoo BirdHouse) has 12 different real bird recordings stored on it, and every hour a different bird sings out, filling our house with cheerful bird song. It’s so beautiful, I can’t even tell you!
On top of that, they provide several pendulums and birds with the clock in different colours so you can customise the look. I tried to get a video of it singing for you, but my video skills leave a lot to be desired and just didn’t do the birdhouse justice. If you go here you can watch a short installation video that also shows some of the bird songs (around the 1:15 mark). Also available here.
I just had to share it because we both really love hearing the little birds chirping every hour over the usual city noise of Singapore. It makes us happy :)
Have a lovely weekend x