Thursday, 21 April 2016


I know I'm very hit and miss when it comes to my blog. I have a tendency to take breaks here and there, weeks at a time, with little explanation. However, I always find myself returning, tail between my legs, excited to blog again.

Today, I want to share some of my mum's treasured records. In her heydays, she was a big music lover. My mum was part of the era that gave us Beatlemania, Motown and classics that are still loved today.

I had to retrieve these records from the attic - it was no mean feat. After gracefully climbing down from the attic, we sat down to go through them.

The Beatles were a main feature. There were so many records by them, some that I had heard of and some that were a mystery to me. My mum was a BIG fan. She saw them in concert in Cardiff, but said it was near impossible to hear them above the screaming fans. It was 'deafening' according to my mum, who also saw Gene Pitney and The Beach Boys live.

Here are a few of her favourites;

The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through The Grapevine
Otis Reading - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
Gerry And The Pacemakers - You'll Never Walk Alone
The Monkees - I'm A Believer
Beatles - Twist And Shout
The Who - My Generation (Fun fact: my mum and dad first met when The Who played at Swansea University).

''It was a great time for music!'' My Mum

This really does put my record collection to shame. In fact, I don't think you could call mine a collection. It's a work in progress, that's for sure. But, I'm looking forward to purchasing some of my favourites and having my very own stack of vinyl.


  1. So many classics here, your mum has a wonderful collection! I love looking at old records, my dad has so many amazing authentic ones from the 70s x

  2. Your mum is right, what a brilliant time for music! I love that she met your Dad at a gig, and this is such a wonderful collection of records :) xx

  3. Wow, this is quite the awesome collection! Definitely to be treasured! xx