Time keeper

Beyond traveling, sharing the great outdoors with my family and all our adventures my favorite thing about camping is time. The sheer abundance of it. How slowly sun rises in the morning if you take the time to watch it, how long it takes for kettle to boil on open fire, how hard I try to make the morning cuppa last. Everything seems to be in slow motion yet every single minute is lived to it’s fullest and managed well. There is no wasting time when you are living in the wilderness yet days seem longer.

On one of these mornings on our last camping trip, as I was sipping coffee I logged in to check my mail and received an invitation from JORD to review a watch. I was torn because the last thing on my mind was to keep track of time just as I settled into a routine where hours and days did not seem to matter. But as curiosity would have it I clicked on the link. It was love at first sight. All watches are made out of wood. Light. Stylish. Timeless. So of course I had to have one.

I looked around the shop but it was impossible to choose so I let them surprise me.


Two days later Ely arrived.


This watch is so Pacific Northwest! Love that it is made of wood, yet so light and comfortable to wear. I would say it is half the weight of my metal watch. The dark wood and black combination matches everything and I love that it has no numbers on. Well except for the date. Which let’s be honest I never know which one it is so double bonus!


After having it for a few weeks I decided that I love how this is the first watch I have ever had that I can completely forget that I am wearing. Because in these everyday moments as I obsess with time, worry about running late for school, violin, dinner, bedtime, work, anything and everything I must keep track of time. Yet looking at my new wood watch and feeling it’s lightness it reminds me that soon the days of camping and the luxury of not thinking about time will return soon.



For your chance to win an ELY of your own leave a comment bellow and tell me which JORD watch tickles your fancy.


Disclaimer: This is NOT a paid review. I was offered a watch in exchange for my honest opinion. And I honestly like it a lot!

Very official rules: Anyone can enter, as long as you are old enough to type a comment. I will close this giveaway on Saturday, 17th of May, 4PM Pacific time. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via email. Good luck.

Saved from the light

Happy Daylight saving!

I have been looking forward to this day more then Christmas and Birthday combined. It could not have come fast enough. While generally people feel cheated with a loss of an hour I dare say most parents think it’s splendid.

Back in my single days time was not very important. It only mattered if I was late for work since planes rarely wait. Sometimes having a slow day I would glance at the watch. Otherwise it was expected of me to be late and I never disappointed my date but showing up on time or god forbid early.

Fast forward to motherhood and I obsess about time. I have a timer set in my head that must have downloaded during childbirth and it is more precise then any Swiss mechanism. It tracks feeding, potty trips and sleeping pattern of Little J with a less then 0.1 percent error. And I have a simplified version for Big M. But he can jump the fence, take himself for a walk and find something dead to eat in case of a system failure. Guess you could say he is all grown up. Little J however is on a schedule and we are not to deviate. Mostly because I did some hands on research and paid the price. Overtired and under exercised my son is not great company.

The other day at the playground I was asked by a dad what time it was and I knew without looking at my rather posh watch. I could tell he was shocked since I was only two minutes off. Man are so easily impressed. And they need a fancy watch. Must not apply to male homo sapience during childhood. Because my son shares my talent. He wakes up every morning on the dot at sunrise. Hence the reason I am overwhelmed with joy. He crawled into my bed this morning happy and smiling as always. I looked at the time on my phone; 7:30! That made me happy and smiling too.