Family to me is everything and spending time with “my tiny tribe” is my jam, as they say. We’re a busy family, an active family and weekends see us out exploring and having fun.
There are so many clichés, “time is precious”, “time waits for no man” so on and so forth but all clichés aside, it’s oh so true, time is racing by and making time for the people we love is important. Especially so as I know my tiny tribe won’t be tiny forever.
We’re all about making memories and spending quality time together. Don’t get me wrong, Tiggy and her brothers don’t go without but for me it’s not about what we buy them it’s about what we do with them, the things that they remember, the things that they’ll hopefully look back on, their childhoods, with fond memories and so yes a cliché, but time is precious. We won’t get these days back.
With all this said, and this past Sunday the weather forecast set to be Autumnal bright, typical us we headed out together. I should tell you that this post is very much written from my heart and each sentiment absolutely heartfelt but recently I was gifted a JORD wood watch and so this is going to feature in the photographs and I’ll tell you a little more about this timepiece towards the end of the post.
We started our day by watching Tiggy’s eldest brother Finlay play in his very first football match. Finlay is absolutely football crazy, he eats, sleeps, lives, breathes football and spends endless hours in our garden shooting at the goal posts we have. I couldn’t have been more proud stood on the side line watching him this morning, he scored three goals too and celebrated one with a “sliding dab” much to the amusement of everyone present!
We quickly returned home after the football to wash and change Finlay and grab a few bits and pieces and headed out to the beach. There are many beaches along the coastline near us and this morning we headed to Oxwich where Tiggy’s brothers played some more football, ate ice creams, I enjoyed a coffee and Tiggy enjoyed toddling along the beach in pursuit of a bird.
From here we ventured to the next bay, Rhossili and “Worms head” and the view from here is simply breathtaking. We stretched our legs and enjoyed some fresh air before returning home and making a Sunday lunch which we enjoyed with family.
So to the watch. The beginning of the summer months saw me take a tumble breaking my hand, and in the process the clasp of my watch too, so when we were approached by JORD watches to take a look at their products with them asking if I’d like to receive one to review, pardon the pun, but their timing couldn’t have been any better!
Being a “wooden watch” it’s made from wood. Yes wood! The kind people at JORD offered me a choice from three different woods and I chose the green sandalwood from their Fieldcrest series which they state ” For those who need a new neutral, look no further than our green sandalwood that boasts grain that varies in shade, from khaki to olive green”. As you can see from the pictures, the colour is just lovely.
The morning the wooden watch arrived via the mail I exclaimed to the post lady “ooh this must be my wooden watch” and she like me was most intruiged to see how it would look so we opened the packaging right there on the doorstep together! The packaging is really quirky, a square wooden box carved with the name JORD on the side and their logo and branding on the top. Upon sliding the top of the box open and removing all the protective packaging, there sat my new wooden watch neatly presented on a little cushion.
My initial thoughts were that the watch was smart, definitely something I’d wear. I don’t know what I had expected or anticipated, I guess I just wasn’t too sure a wooden watch would work for me but it does, oh boy it does! It’s really smart and when my husband arrived home he very much liked it and his words were “That’s really rather nice” and as a non watch wearer this really was a statement from him!
Being wooden it is THE perfect Autumn accessory. It’s a really nice size too and looks great alongside my bracelets, Tiggy seems to have taken quite a liking to my wooden watch too….