Taste Can Be Bought

Westie Anniversary Clock

Someone gave me this cutting from a TV listings magazine. It is an advert for the most fabulous object in the world. The goal of everybody’s hopes and dreams. From the lovingly crafted brass westies that wouldn’t go round in a little circle, but would in fact swing back and forth, in such a way that would cause a real dog to throw up on the carpet, to the lovingly bought-in-China-by-the-thousand-for-50p-each battery-powered mechanisms, everything about this item shrieks out at the top of it’s lungs out to your friends and acquaintances that you are a person of taste and discretion.

The advert doesn’t say what anniversary this is applicable to. The Anniversary of the Battle Of Culloden? The Death of Alexander III? The Clearances?