Independence Day 2014 – “Here Men From The Planet Earth First Set Foot Upon the Moon, July 1969 A.D. We Came in Peace For All Mankind.”

  As I may have mentioned on a number of occasions, the American Independence Day holiday is one of my favourites. It is a party planner’s dream: highly flexible, fun and always colourful.  To date, we have had a Luau, a Star spangled Captain America homage, and an outing to Amity Island.   So what […]

Back to black: the resurgence of vinyl

I was given a lovely old Dansette record player for my 30th birthday by my parents. Unfortunately, I soon realised that the stylus needed replacing (as all of my records, including the new ones I had bought, were skipping terribly), and, having been unsuccessful in my attempt to source a suitable replacement at the time, […]