Brrrr, there's no doubting that Autumn is now here, is there, readers? We've embraced the drop in temperatures by turning away from boxes of cereal back to porridge, and of course, the best thing about the colder weather is roaring fires.
Ah yes, you can guarantee there'll be somebody furry bagging the best seat in the house!
Yesterday we attempted some gardening before the rain drove us indoors, so we decamped to our "parlour" and lit the fire in there for a change as Mr, make that DJ HenHouse, entertained us. He dragged up his decks from the cellar and spun a few records; vintage ones, of course.
The reason we've gone vinyl crazy?
Well I hardly slept on Friday night, I was so excited about Saturday! Off we went to Kempton Park, not to the races though, but to this show...
The Munchkin was beyond himself at all the (admittedly fabulous) vintage cars.
Don't fancy my chances of parallel parking that one!
Why don't cars come in colours like these anymore?
My faves are the "two-tone" ones.
I think this one looks like it has a face (quite a scary one!)
Indoors, there was much waiting to entertain us at this show. Lots and lots of records, of course...
Kitsch barware... Now where did I put my Britvic pineapple?
Not to mention a fabulous band, "The Rat Pack", to entertain us.
Who could blame those who knew how, from getting up to jive?
Downstairs, there were serious shopping opportunities. Radios unmatched by the largely style-less numbers they produce today...
Record players including the infamous Dansettes...
And not forgetting the serious beauties. Hmm, quite easy to go mad over these, I think.
Many of these are real labours of love, found languishing in cellars and lovingly restored taking hundreds of hours over many months to return to their stunning vintage beauty.
There were Wurlitzers as well as AMI, Rock-Ola and Seeburg jukeboxes, all the best names from the '50s and both before and beyond. The 1950s models were most definitely our favourites, though.
Need to complete the look? Fabulous diner sets were available in any colour vinyl you would like. This one would pretty much be my idea of diner heaven, though.
There were also slot and pinball machines and much merchandise associated with the golden age of the '50s from companies like Coca Cola.
I wouldn't mind that Nipper!
We had a truly fab time at Jukebox Madness, there was lots for each of us to enjoy and it only cost £20 (for all of us) to get in. It's difficult not to get carried away surrounded by the absolute creme de la creme of all things jukey.
Oh oh, this is looking dangerous!
Now this is a very fetching Rock-ola Tempo I jukebox from 1959, thinks DJ HenHouse.
Will he or won't he?!