Jul 1, 2020

These days people, even children, just buy things as and when they want them. The young me only got enough pocket money each week for two or three comics, perhaps some bubblegum, maybe a Jubbly in the summer. Everything else had to wait for birthdays or Xmas. I guess it would have been Xmas 1966 when I received my Corgi Batmobile. The box would have been thrown away with the wrapping paper.

Obviously I currently have too much time on my hands. I had to mess about with the size of the image and it took a while to find some A4 card that wasn’t too thin but not too thick to go through the photocopier. My scratched and well used model now has a great looking box to sit inside.


Xmas in July

Jul 1, 2020

I’ve been slowly downsizing/reducing my possessions for a decade now. Today’s clearout consisted of a stack of 100 singles. I retained just five. One of them was the glorious “A merry jingle” by the (short lived…I believe they only played four gigs plus a couple of TV appearances…) band/supergroup(?) The Greedy Bastards (shortened to the Greedies). This single (the only recording the band released) which came out for Xmas 1979, is a fab Xmas song and it prompted me to gather some more uplifting Xmas music to listen to whilst in the garden on the hottest day of the year.

See also a decade(!?!) ago: