Nostalgia week…

Man from Uncle

Happy Days...happy smiles ツ

What we had instead of iPods in the 80's

Waiting for the pips.

Original cast of Star Trek


Mothers Pride sliced white bread wrapped in waxed paper - 1960'S

Carnaby St, 1960s

A typical large Woolworth store in the 1960s - the superstore in St Anne's Gate, Manchester (Store 230). Inset there is a team photograph of the full store staff.


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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 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 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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5 Responses to Nostalgia week…

  1. My favorite crew!!! [a belated trekkie] 🙂 And since you’re talking of nostalgia… that rack of hi-fi stereos, reminded me how precious the experience of good quality sound was. We used to have [still do actually] these state of the art stereos [amps – pre amps – speakers etc] which nowadays remain silent, defeated by the likes of an i-pod! I am so glad that my father still uses his revox – nakamichi – luxman – yamaha etc beautiful pieces to listen to music!

    • oh god! now youve gone and done it….its brought back even more memories!
      i’d never heard anyone mention nakamichi or yamaha hifi’s….the last i talked about them was maybe in the mid 80s!
      mention nakamichi these days or yamaha, and people will think youre talking about a motor cycle!
      those names you mention, marina…they were of equipment used by connosieurs of hifi….i used to consider myself one too….but could never afford a revox or any of the others…i had to settle for a hifi stack by akai, whihc i still have here with me, altho as you say, its never or very rarely used….that equipment cost me around £1200 in those days…probably equiv to maybe £5000 today….i bought it on instalments!
      at that time, being an engineer, i was heavily into reel to reel tape recorders too…i had an akai 4000db, but sold it and bought a rather expensive Teac!
      but most of all, i loved my radiogram….i use dto load a stack of LP’s on it and the sound from it was heaven…it was powered by valves (those things that glow red!).
      even now, people are coming back to the old analog music, ie that played on record decks with a traditional stylus etc….the sound form a disk is totally different…too clean, no warmth to it….there you go…i told you you’d start me off on my ramblings…!

    • BTW, im a trekkie, too!
      always watch the old reruns of the original series…the newer version of star trek is nothing compared to the old stuff….”beam me up, scotty” and ” ..she cannae take it anymore, sirr….the dilithium crystals are on full blast now, captain…!” LOL

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