Aah…a glimpse of the good old days….


Call me a nostalgic bum!

having been brought up in England way back many years ago, I still hanker for what we used to see in those days.

hearing the sound of a milk float in the early mornings, the sound of the milkman leaving bottles of milk on the doorstep, bobbies (policemen) on every street, people’s front doors left open without worry of thieves, Ford Anglias, Prefects, Ford Corsairs, Cortinas, Zephyrs, Austin Mini Clubmans….all these cars and a 1000 others, walking into Woolworth’s stores before Xmas, marvelling at simple things like battery operated toys, and the aisles full of so many things in the store, not a sign of a Walkman, cellphone, LCD tv….

So it was with delight that I flipped through an old vintage photo book I found in a bookshop recently…..it shows adverts from those days (notice the prices….£ s d, pounds shillings and pence, or LSD (!) as it was called, which I’ve posted here for you…hope you like them:

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ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 years...my first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money back...no arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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