On Sunday evening we were invited to a friend's house for her birthday celebration meal.
Although we have known this couple for ages, and socialised with them on many occasions it was the first time that I had been inside their house.
They live in a lovely old traditional Manx stone cottage, with a huge inglenook fireplace and lots of intriguing nooks and crannies.
One of the rooms leading off from the dining room has been converted into the Clock Room. Her husband has a passion for repairing and restoring clocks and over the years has amassed an eclectic collection of beautiful and interesting clocks of all types. (I counted at least 10 Grandfather clocks dotted around the house).
He showed me around the impressive collection displayed in the Clock Room. When I asked him how many he had in there he thought for a moment and said, probably around 200.
When I asked my friend how long it had taken her husband to change all his clocks back an hour for the weekend, she said that he had started on Friday!
Now, that is a passion.
(It seemed too intrusive to ask to take a photograph, so this is just a photo copied from the web...)