I finally gave in and bought one. A Westclox Baby Ben, which now proudly sits on the mantle.
I may have been influenced a little by recent scenes from an episode of the Walking Dead. And, of course, by memories of a similar timepiece on the mantle of my childhood.
I may have also bought a second.
Last year, when a Pterodactyl pooped all over me from a great height in Newcastle, I came to the realisation that dinosaurs were not actually extinct.
Further evidence of this was discovered yesterday in the Central. When I observed a Tyrannosaurus Rex at the bar.
Care should be taken when in Newcastle or Gateshead.