The passing of time, day to night, Summer to Winter and birth to death; since man took his first steps he has been in awe of time and wondered about its great mysteries. Our need to understand time and measure it has been an influence on our development and our survival. Our ancestors used the movement and positions of the sun, moon and stars to predict the passing of time. Later mechanical timepieces appeared and many became works of art. But time can be fun and designers have come up with a crazy range of novelty clocks suitable for the study, office, kitchen or children’s room. These colourful clocks make fun gifts for family and friends.