Monday, 20 June 2011

A blast from the past,,

It's funny how some toys stick in your mind from childhood, one in particular sticks in my mind and only recently I was talking to my father about it. He was amused by me bringing this particular toy up, as it was a hand me down which had been passed down through each of us, from my eldest sister who is 16yrs older than me, and he's not certain it was 'new' to her. He was convinced we still had this toy, but after I had made him search for it (yes I really did) we concluded that it had gone to a bring & buy sale in about 1987. I searched the toy on ebay, intending to buy myself one for my 30th Birthday, but was horrified to see them fetching £30 - £45. So imagine my suprise when I found this at a carboot..

A fisher price record player!! Hands up, who had one?! There was no way I could leave this behind, and almost fainted when the woman (who had owned i from new) asked me for 50pence!! Boo adores it, it still works and I'm not sure who has played with it the most me or him?!

In a brief outing yesterday I also found Boo a great playdoh set which is perfect timing for his current playdoh obsession! He has sat intently playing with it happily for atleast an hour this morning so another 50p well spent!

  I am also feeling slightly overjoyed at finding a new Thermos Bag & Bottle (still with tags! - £2) a 'Mini Boden' hoodie for Boo 50p, and a fantastic brand new Next waterproof winter jacket (also for Boo) for 50p. However the jacket unfortunately reaks of cigarette smoke, and even after i have machine washed it twice it still smells..
I also picked him up 2 pairs of boots, the croc boots were 50p (and perfect for wearing in the garden!) and the snow boots (£2) I hope will fit him this winter..

I also treated us to a 'new' table cloth, i paid 50pence, and Mr G was horrified as it was yellowed and stained, but it was linen and hand embroidered. I have washed it carefully and it is now brill white and beautiful! I'll try to photograph it after I iron it!

Me and My Shadow


  1. Oooooh the record player!!! I'm really not sure if I had one or not but I remember them. Maybe one of my friends had one...

    You got some great bargains. Well done on taking a gamble on the tablecloth, glad it's come up gleaming :0)

  2. Yes! I had one, but I forgot just how cute and cool looking they were, what a GREAT find!

  3. Great finds! I agree i think we had one of those record players...but it looks even better than i remember, great colours.
    Have you tried, tumble drying the jacket with one of those sheets, or washpowder with fabreeze in maybe?

  4. Some lovely bargains and I have seen one of those record players in another blog post I am sure.
    Wonderful bargain but you seem to have the eye for those.
    I did get distracted at the smell of cigarette smoke though, bit of a worry that one.
    My entry is over at

  5. Brilliant finds - but that Fisher Price record player has to be the best - it really takes me back!

  6. That record player has just sparked such a memory for me, it's amazing. I didn't have one but i coveted my friend's beyond belief. That must be why I suddenly remember it now lol!

  7. Me too - coveting but never getting (story of my life, lol). Great finds, hope you all have lots of fun with them x

  8. wow, the little record player is so lovely and such a bargain :)

  9. I'm so glad so many people remember the record players fondly! :)

  10. Me too I had the fisher price record player!!! It was such a great toy!