Old-school tech: good riddance or sadly missed?

Old technology is often romanticised, but how many of these old-school tech items would you actually want to bring back?


The community hall – the hub of every town

In every small town, the hall – basic but indispensible – is an essential feature.


Why are we all so obsessed with nostalgia?

In times of loneliness or reflection, we often look back on old photos, but why? Prudence Wade speaks to a psychologist to find out the pros and cons of diving into nostalgia.

Cakes & Baking

Ten of the best classic desserts that deserve a comeback

From bananas and custard to bread and butter pudding, here are 10 classic desserts that taste just like the good ol’ days.


Steve Perkin reflects on returning holidays

Have you ever been somewhere, 30 or 40 years after you first went there, and found it had changed? Steve Perkin revisits some of his old favourites and wonders whether it is he who has changed or the destination.


What was it like in the golden age of flying?

This video from Weird History pokes holes in the notion that this truly was the golden era for airlines, as it examines some of the more undesirable elements of air flight in the ‘Elvis era’.


Travel Gadget Rewind: Travel accessories time has forgotten

What were once essential travel gadgets and accessories are now considered retro, vintage or are long-forgotten, such as these seven superseded contraptions.


Remember what cool used to look like?

Do you tire of seeing pant cuffs rolled up above the ankle and bloody great holes in ears? Do you yearn for the days when cool really was cool? Here are 15 fine examples of real cool.


Five things once commonplace that your smartphone has replaced

Imagine the load you’d bear if you had to carry around all that your smartphone has replaced? It’s a compact little gadget that has all but made redundant some of the most commonplace items of our youth.


Favourite lollies go ‘missing’

If your favourite lollies are aniseed rings, jelly beans or jubes, you’ll be disappointed to find out that Darrell Lea has gradually discontinued these lines.


Etch a Sketch commercial

Enjoy a little piece of nostalgia with this 1960s television commercial for Etch a Sketch

Travelling On A Budget

Wintersun Festival

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for a good time as we approach the 25th anniversary Wintersun Festival 2012, where you will find hot rods, rock ‘n’ roll, 50s cake baking competitions, and all manner of 40s, 50s and 60s nostalgia.

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