Watches are beautiful and fascinating things. But the cost of building the best is often astonishing. My Swatch wrist watch which retails at around £50 has served me well for several years and rarely if ever seems to need adjusting. Today I read of an atomic watch designed by Richard Hoptroff at a cost of £50,000. Cheap for a luxury watch apparently. But the things that catches me eye is that the atomic component, not manufactured by the designer, is also a miniaturised component of a military drone. Only 12 of the atomic watches are to be made. But I read that buyers are expected to sign an undertaking not to use the watches as weapons. Puts me off a bit.
Focus is the thing. H is recovering from the jaundice which is the immediate problem to be tackled. She remains in hospital for a few more days after which she should be home. We are looking forward to a taste of the normal. She remains cheerful in spite of boredom. Every now in then she remembers as I do how fortunate she is to be in a NHS hospital with private rooms, modern equipment and doctors and nurses who are kind an caring.