The Museum of Shops

“I remember that.” “My mum had one of those.” “We used to have one exactly like that.” If The Museum of Shops or ‘How We Used To Live’ had a ha’penny for every time one of the above phrases was uttered in its hallowed halls, it would probably be able to move to larger premises. As…

Tiki Chic

One of the least-played records in my vinyl collection is Bing Sings Songs of the Islands. It seemed like a good idea at the time. I was seduced by the picture on the front: El Bingo is resplendent, happily sporting several Leis and a sailor hat. It was only after playing half a side that…