Well of all weekends to have a mishap with the laptop. Yesterday I foolishly left a part drunk cuppa close to it and puppy came bounding through and you can guess what happened. I was having palpitations ..... how would I communicate with my virtual world of lovely friends on this my 1st Blogiversary??
Following some drying out I was relieved that it still booted up but the inbuilt mouse was refusing to play. A quick trip to Argos this morning to purchase a wire free mouse has done the trick and I'm ready to roll again.
On this day exactly one year ago I sat down and contemplated what I should write and wondered whether anyone would want to share my little piece of the planet. I know there are a few of us who started at the same time with the same thoughts and some of us have since managed to meet in the real world.
I have been listening to the radio a lot this week whilst sitting at my sewing machine putting together the strings for Loft Creations challenge and the station I chose was Gold .... it is amazing that music can stir so many memories stored at the back of our minds. I was a teenager in the 1970s and my very first music purchase with my pocket money was in 1972 when I bought this
Bit risque I know and I trembled at the thought of what my dad would say. It was the era of skinheads, reggae and ska and I loved it (wasn't a skinhead myself BTW!) I used to play it on one of these
A Dansette record player
I still have the old Dansette and LP in the loft along with all my other albums and singles and it is the only thing I have left to play them on. How we have progressed in 40 years (is it really that long ago????) .... now at the click of a button we can download just about everything. The only places to buy music in those days was Boots and a little music shop which originally started selling instruments and then progressed to singles and albums. Off we would trot with our pennies and then you could listen on huge headphones before you purchased.
On this my first blogiversary I am having this giveaway
A mix of handicraft items, some vintage and some new ..... a floral cross stitch that I made last year, some Cath Kidston Oilcloth already cut into bunting size flags, three pretty pink vintage dressing table cloths, one of my handmade heart hangers and a cute print by Faye Whittaker called My Pal ... a gorgeous study of a child and his dog. I am going to pop them into a vintage look biscuit tin for the lovely winner and the draw shall be at this time next Sunday.
In return I would like to ask you to do a post about what your first album purchase was .... were you a teen of the 60s 70s 80s 90s ...... and will you admit to recording Top of the Pops off the radio at this time on a Sunday afternoon???? It would be lovely if you could place a link to my blog too.
Thank you all for such an enjoyable twelve months and may we all have many more xx