lørdag den 23. januar 2010

Shaped Discs

Our 2010 challenge does not go very well, but my collection of special vinyl records grows. Just look what I've found on eBay:

Prince's Purple Rain, purple vinyl, so fabulous. I look forward to placing it on my record player.
Tina Turner in harnish - great song, great disc.
Super decorative and a real bargain.
Heartshaped The Bangles.
Son and DH likes her.
This is also in my book about special discs.
A nice little toddler, I'm not sure of the artist.
A more psykodelic disc.
I'm not sure of who he is, but the disc is nice, and it was in one of the two lots I won at eBay.
An american football.
A red heart with movie music.
The last one in the collection, clear with a photo in the middle.

I won two lots on eBay, one with five discs in and one with six discs in, bot at 25 dollars each lot, and they are truly worth it. If they are so scratched they cannot play, I'll just use them for decoration on my record player.

And I've also bought a book, a discounted trilogy for what equals to 20 dollars:
Not that I needed more books, but because I'M GOING ON HOLIDAY!!! :)

DH had decided that we were not going on skiing holiday this year, but some weeks ago he started surfing the internet for bargains and found a lovely hotel in the City of Lofer, Austria. I just LOVE Austria. There is so beautiful and cosy and people are so friendly. And ask me if I need a holiday.

onsdag den 13. januar 2010

Lost in a Book

I am completely lost in a book! I gave myself "Extraordinary Records" as a birthday present, but received it some days ago due to some problems. I found it at Amazon, of course

I have to admit that I'm a vinyl freak, I just LOVE old LP's, EP's and singles, so this book is truly candy for me. It is about special vinyl, it might be coloured (opaque, semi-transparent or crystal, it might be picture discs or it might be shaped discs. I have a feeling that this book is going to ruin my 2010 Challenge.

I alreday own some of the vinyl mentioned in the book, let me start with my favourite: A crystal clear blue edition of Elvis Presley's "Moody Blue" LP, the last one he made:

I also have the white edition of Madonna's "Like a Virgin":

I have a pink double LP with bombshells from the fifties:

Lovely colour on the record player:

I have several picture discs with both Elvis, Twisted Sisters and this great old Christmas LP with Bing Crosby:

I only have one, so far, shaped disc - a green punkrock Christmas EP - you simply cannot live without it:

søndag den 10. januar 2010

New Year Resolutions for 2010

My resolutions for this year - except from exercising more and loosing at least 10 pounds, DH and I have decided that 2010 should be a "buy nothing year". I know this is not very realistic, but the plan is that we should buy as little as possible and always ask ourselves if we really NEED the thing in question. Our main problem is that none of us can resist a great bargain - although we don't need it. We want to get rid of this habit during 2010.

I added that I thought clearing out some of our things would be great. I'm good at clearing out and tidying up, but DH is not quite as good at getting rid of unused things as I am, so he agreed. Everyting not used within the last ten years has to go. If it is good we sell it on the internet, if not that great, but still good, we give it to charity and a few old and worn things might go to the dumpsite. Or else we might end up drowning in all our collections of things.

I've been following Donna's year in 1955 and am very inspired by her. She has enjoyed her year in 1955 so much and have changed a lot during her year. In her own words she has grown up. Now she has started a fabulous website: The Apron Revolution. Her next goal is to change the world, and I say, why not!? I'm very inspired by her frugal and very rational way of living, so DH's suggestion just hit the spot.

I will write my "oops" here on the blog, for you to enjoy and shake year head with an indulgent smile. I might admit that only a few days after our holy promise I bougth two bottles of nail polish. One them is the same colour as my vintage car, and I've been looking for it for long. The other was a pale colour for French manicure and I needed it. So does any of these count? No, I don't think so. ;)

Follow the progression of our challenge here on the blog.
And please share your challenges.

onsdag den 6. januar 2010

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow ...

I love snow! :)

I just had to laugh at the News on TV tonight here in Denmark, DH watches the News almost every night. I sat in the sofa reading with one eye and peeped the News with the other eye. I know - not a good idea. We have got a little load of snow, and now we have established "snow emergency preparedness" and they had even established a Skype connection to a mother and a child who had been inside due to snow a WHOLE day. OMG, what drama!

Almost a year ago I scanned some of dad's old slides, here you see snow in Denmark. I am quite sure it was in 1977. I lived on a small island called Moen, very rural. In one of the small cities a snow drift of SEVEN metres piled up. I remember tanks driving food to the elderly and even a helicopter with doctors. And best of all - we didn't have to go to school. :)

My parents' house seen from the street:

The seven metres high snow drift:

Another high snow drift:

But there has always been more snow when we were kids, right?

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