Author Archives: Robyn

1957 World Tour Brochure

By | June 23, 2017

  The brochure for the 1957 World Tour of The Band of Her Majesty’s Irish Guards has some interesting advertisements with a couple for Australian Airlines that no longer exist. The first page of advertisements was for The Commercial Bank of Australia Limited and Federal Hotels with hotels in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart. The next… Read More »

A puppy named Bliss

By | March 14, 2017

A cute little puppy named Bliss has recently become part of our family. She is a black and tan Australian terrier cross and we got her from a rescue centre when she was about 10 weeks old. Bliss has settled into life at our house very well and it is surprising all the mischief she… Read More »

Music on Cassette Tapes

By | January 21, 2017

Remember listening to music in the 1970’s on cassette tapes instead on a record player. You did not have to worry about the needle jumping and scratching the record and a cassette player was more portable than a record player. One of the problems with this new technology was the tape would get stuck or… Read More »

An Elvis Presley jigsaw

By | January 12, 2017

I enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles as it is a great way to keep the brain active as you get older. I was thrilled to find an ELVIS PRESLEY jigsaw puzzle recently in an Op Shop with a sticker on it that said complete. I enjoy listening to rock and roll music and Elvis is one… Read More »

An old Slide Projector

By | January 10, 2017

In September last year I posted an article about Photos, Slides and Negatives with some memories of when you took photos then sent your film off to be developed into black and white photos or slides. I recently came across an old slide projector and could not resist taking a couple of photos to share… Read More »

Merry Christmas

By | December 24, 2016

I could not resist this biscuit tin with a wonderful vintage Christmas picture and message on the lid. I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a great New Year.

A Vintage Jigsaw

By | November 19, 2016

I came across an old Jigsaw in an op shop for the price of $1-00 so bought it as I loved the look and vintage picture. It was a Majestic Jigsaw with over 1000 pieces, fully interlocking and the measurement on the box was in inches not centimeters. The jigsaw was called The Blue Lake… Read More »

Kitchen Canisters

By | November 9, 2016

I have found a number of various styles of kitchen canister sets from different eras over the past year in Op Shops which are a great look back in time. Do you remember seeing any of these at home when you were growing up? This set of canister were made by Vulcan and were metal,… Read More »