Retro Reclamation – From Trash to Treasure

My latest project involved the up-cycling of my late gran’s pair of mid-century utility dining chairs.  They were not in a good state when I got them, and the leatherette plastic coverings were all torn and worn, and the paintwork flaked miserably with age.   These chairs were produced by a London firm called H.Lait […]

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, […]

Fallout: A Party Quest

Following the release of Fallout: New Vegas in 2010, we celebrated by hosting a Fallout themed party for James’ birthday.  Our trip to Vegas last May prompted us to re-enact the festivities for James’ birthday this year.   We decided, however, to broaden the scope of the party to include Fallout 3, inspired by the […]

NELSON, NV: New Vegas’ Most Notorious Ghost-Town

Ain’t that a kick in the head The gamers amongst you may well recognise Nelson’s water tower from Bethesda’s 2010 instalment of the RPG, FALLOUT:NEW VEGAS.  As the title suggests, the game is set primarily in the Las Vegas metropolitan area, in the aftermath of an apocalyptic nuclear war. Depicted as the stronghold of the […]