’70s and ’80s Magazines for Sale

Regular readers will know by now my love for all things of yesteryear. My decade of choice is the 1950s, though I will go to the ’60s and late ’40s at a push. I do have some magazines from the ’70s and ’80s but they never get read, so I’ve made the decision to sell…

Civil Civic – Run Overdrive

There are two reasons why I absolutely love this song. Number one: I just love the song. I could listen to it over and over again. In fact, for the past two weeks, I think I’ve listened to it at least three times a day. Secondly, the video. As the info box on Youtube says:…

Pretty Pink Dress from Woman’s Own

This time it appears to be me that inspired a dress from Woman’s Own: This is a picture from last year when my school won a big party from Vodafone. It wasn’t actually at Granada Studios, it was at some boutique hotel (the name of which escapes me now) in Manchester. Fabulous night and I…

UK Public Information Films

I’m supposed to be working… I’m currently putting together a powerpoint on a competition for writing a script for a bus safety DVD, and trying to find examples on Youtube. Unsurprisingly, I’ve become distracted… I think I’m going to show that one to my year eleven class who are studying ‘Educating Rita‘.

Metropolis – Fritz Lang

We’ve been watching this recently: Not being the most knowledgeable people about films, we had no idea that Fritz Lang was such a well-known and influential director. We’ve just been enjoying looking at the sets, costumes and crazy stage makeup.  Also, this is the version with Giorgio Moroder’s ’80s soundtrack: so retro, in so many…

More Halloween Owls… why not?

Continuing on with the Halloween and owl theme, I thought it was about time I showed you the vintage owl prints I got from Crosby last week.  I found the picture above through another Google search. These vintage Halloween pictures are fab: I think next year, I will be decorating my classroom with these before…

70s Sunburst Clock and Others…

We won, we won, we won! We won the 70s sunburst clock that we put in a bid for at the auction. Clock was collected last night and duly batteried, cleaned and inspected by the other half. A did a sterling job, as always! I absolutely love it and cannot wait for it to be…

How It Works… Retro Ladybird Book Designs

  How it Works… Collection by Ladybird books When I was a kid, I used to get a Ladybird book every week (if I was good) instead of sweets.  There must be dozens of them at my parents house, unless they’ve got rid of them all!  These books, released by Ladybird in the late 70s,…