Have Your Say
Aurora checks herself out in the mirror in the Chalet Hotel room before going on stage. MELISSA TAIT / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS. Aurora checks .. Then that guy will think it's OK for the next girl. And it's not. You're giving the rest of the girls a bad ...
May 4, 2014
Ready, steady, snow: get set for the new ski season
Stay at Chalet Bruson, a converted 18th-century mazot, from £854 room only, mybruson.ch Unsurprisingly, it looks like the inside of a cuckoo clock, with springs as seat bases, cogs and clock faces as tables, pendulums swinging on the wall. Tables ...
October 2, 2013
Family trip of a lifetime
A cuckoo entertained us with its clock-like call as we walked through a larch forest. A hostess in Trient, A few days later we'd leave the stone architecture of Italy's mountain buildings for Switzerland, where colorful geraniums highlighted ...
September 16, 2012
How's the weather up there? All aboard the flying Scotsman
Snowy peaks, lush green slopes stretching for miles down to Gruyeres and its Cinderella schloss. A smaller American balloon does not judge the ridge quite as well, though, and seems to prang a tree on the way over, which sends his basket swinging like ...
January 25, 2008
Kimberley goes cuckoo
Even the young girl who has just put a quarter in the clock and has been waiting patiently for its tiny wooden door to swing open seems ready to give up and head for the hills. Suddenly "They say we have the biggest cuckoo clock in the world, but ...
December 8, 2007
Use wall clocks to enhance home decor
Even today, think wall-clocks and somewhere the thought of a cuckoo clock is bound to cross your mind. Most of these clocks are made either in the shape of a birdhouse or chalet. They have a small mechanical cuckoo bird pop out of a door on the hour to ...
May 23, 2014
Keeping things ticking with the Maryland Clock Company
nautical and cuckoo clocks from the United States, England, France and Germany fill the showroom floor. Two grandmother clocks, distinguished from grandfather clocks by their “cinched waists” and shorter height, were made by the Maryland Clock Company ...
December 5, 2014
River City Bird and Well Quartz Novelty Clock - German Chalet
This chalet ... swinging couple on the pendulum. The case also has hand-painted flowers and a water-pump. The blue bird above the clock dial continuously moves back and forth as the brass pendulum beneath the clock swings. This clock does not have a cuckoo ...
December 10, 2013
That will drive you cuckoo! Curators of Swiss clock museum begin onerous task of winding them forward an hour in preparation for British Summer Time
Cuckoo clocks are typically made of wood, shaped like a chalet, and have carved leaves and braches around the edge, with a small cuckoo singing the hour. In the UK the clocks go forward 1 hour at 1am on the last Sunday in March, and back 1 hour at 2am on ...
March 29, 2013
Uber Realistic Silicone Baby Mold: Cute or Creepy?
rustic chalet in the Alps. In the lobby of the Inn, facing the check-in desk, was a bassinet with a very realistic baby doll swaddled inside of it. It was just sitting there beside a magazine rack and under the requisite Cuckoo clock. I thought it was the ...
March 12, 2012
Woman may be the last in family to run Clock Manor
"I've been around clocks ... cuckoo clocks since she inherited the business when her mother, Marian, died. She estimates the inventory is worth $200,000. After more than a decade of running the specialized business on her own, Nelson, a self-described ...
January 19, 2012
1-Day Black Forest House Cuckoo Clock in Natural Finish
Chalet style. 1-day rack strike movement. Wooden cuckoo, dial with roman numerals and hands. Individual handlaid wooden shingles. Moving wood chopper and dog at every full hour. Cuckoo calls and strikes every half and full hour. Shut-off lever on left side ...
September 7, 2010