Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Mr Lovelygrey pointed me in the direction of watches whose batteries are charged by solar power. Ideal to assuage any guilt associated with my wanton consumerism. However, whilst I was happily trawling Amazon, Ebay and the like Mr Lovelygrey plonked his old watch on my desk, offering it as a loan whilst I waited for my new shiny to arrive in the post. It's scratched and, like my other watch, has a missing bezel. But it got me thinking and stopped my shopping in its tracks.
If there is a working watch in the house, isn't it better to use it rather than purchasing a new replacement? I thought so, and Mr Lovelygrey has kindly converted the loan to a gift. I'll used this one at least until its battery needs replacement. Then I'll give those funky eco fellows a second glance!