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I finally found the whale poster I’ve been hunting for years – Megaptera by Bob Talbot

I finally found the whale poster I’ve been hunting for years – Megaptera by Bob Talbot

I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts that I had a few posters on my childhood bedroom wall that I’ve been wanting to source and hang up in my retrocave. The first one was easy. It was Back to the Future. Classic Drew Struzan artwork. Always…

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Top Ten Nostalgia Smells

Top Ten Nostalgia Smells

They say that music and smell can be the best triggers of nostalgia. I find that to be absolutely true. You can check out my Top Ten Nostalgia Songs that I previously listed, but today I wanted to go through the smells that trigger memories…

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Top Ten Cats

Top Ten Cats

Often people say that you are either a dog person or a cat person. Personally I don’t like labels like that. There are can always be shades of inbetween. I am generally much more of a dog person, but I’m not against cats in any way. They just…

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Early internet CGI video clips that I loved

Early internet CGI video clips that I loved

As time progresses we can start feeling nostalgic about different and more recent things. One thing I have been increasingly nostalgic about in recent years is the early days of the internet. Remember all those early GIFs that were on the early websites? Flames and…

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Learning to Skateboard in my 40s – Part 1

Learning to Skateboard in my 40s – Part 1

So… I’ve decided to learn to skateboard in my 40s. That’s cool, right? It’s not going to hurt at all, right? We’ll see. It should definitely be a fun ride anyway. Skateboarding has been something that I’ve admired all my life, although I’ve never been…

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Raleigh Vektar Restoration – Part 1 – The arrival

Raleigh Vektar Restoration – Part 1 – The arrival

As of the time of writing this, I have few retro holy grails left. I have acquired or re-acquired a lot of the retro things from my youth that I had or that I had always wanted. Sure, I still have a list of Most…

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This Micro Machines book is a thing of beauty

This Micro Machines book is a thing of beauty

My memory is that one of the TV ads said that “Micro Machines have the power to move”. That was one of the straplines wasn’t it? Well this book, “Micro But Many: An Unofficial Micro Machines Collection” certainly moved me when I opened it up….

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Top Ten Movie Marathons

Top Ten Movie Marathons

I’m writing this one during the Covid-19 lockdown of 2020, and like a lot of people I’ve been watching slightly more TV and movies than normal. I actually didn’t have as much spare time as I thought I would, but at the start of lockdown…

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Things I Had Totally Forgotten: Crazylegs Crane

Things I Had Totally Forgotten: Crazylegs Crane

As someone who has been actively enjoying and researching retro stuff for many years, and runs a retro website, it can be hard for me to get that ‘nostalgia hit’ as strong as I used to. Just because a lot of things have become ‘fresh’…

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My Bitmap Book collection continues with this fantastic Atari 2600/7800 book

My Bitmap Book collection continues with this fantastic Atari 2600/7800 book

It’s always exciting when another book from Bitmap Books drops through the letterbox. This time it’s the turn of the Atari 2600/7800 to get the Bitmap Books treatment. I’m a bit of a fanboy of Bitmap Books. I’ve got all their Visual Compendiums, as you…

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