You Spin Me Right Round

I was thoroughly spoilt with pressies on Christmas Day, and although my Other Half had said delayed delivery meant there was another gift to come, I assumed it was maybe a book or something small. He came home last night with this piece of awesomeness…..

Retro Red Record Deck

Isn’t it gorgeous! Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while will have heard me talk about my love of vinyl before. It is big and bold and beautiful in a way that a CD or a download simply cannot compete with. It makes you want to frame it’s cover on the wall. It has it’s own body language, the delicate handiwork required to gently slide the vinyl from its sleeve, the fingertip handling of it edges as you slip it onto the record deck. Of course we already have a record player. In fact I think we have three…..but this one is sooooo pretty!

Retro Red Record Deck

We set it up in the lounge last night, spun some singles and coloured vinyl, and sat on the floor next to it, hypnotised by the revolving plastic. Music connects me to myself like nothing else. I have been feeling a bit dull lately. Life with a small person keeps me at a distance from some of the things I love on a daily basis- live gigs are a rare treat, and music has to be censored and listened to at a sensible volume. But cross legged on my landlord beige carpet, watching spinning discs on this dinky little retro styled deck, I felt like a teenager again. A joyous little bubble of time travel, created by needle in groove. Love it.

If we had one complaint about this little piece of reproduced nostalgia, it is that it should have a battery compartment. Visions of picnic basket in one hand, and box of singles in the other, preferably both packed into the boot of the vintage car it isn’t currently practical for us to own abounded. Me in the front, with the record player on my full skirted lap as we go for a little jaunt in the sunshine. Finding the perfect secluded spot, and spending an afternoon in leaf dappled sunshine, with music and ginger beer….

Yes, pie in the sky daydreams, but a nice thought nonetheless!

What was your favourite Christmas present this year?

Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. January 3, 2014 / 9:54 am

    aaaw this is ace!!! I didn’t really get any presents this year – well, I got two bra’s and some pot pourri in a cracked bowl, but they’re just practical rather than aceness like this – I agree with the battery bit too. I used to have a 7″ record bag (which didn’t look very indie so I didn’t use it as much as I should have), but it was a great thing. Is it mad I’m thinking about a party to celebrate my 45th next year with the theme being 7″ singles? Except I don’t have many people to invite, but if I do, then consider yourself invited. You can DJ 🙂 xx

    • Sonya Cisco
      January 3, 2014 / 10:07 am

      Ooh I had a mate who did exactly that for his 45th, I didn’t go because Syd was only a little baby, but it was great fun by all accounts! My OH would make a far better DJ than me though, get everyone to bring their favourite singles! It would be fun!

    • January 3, 2014 / 10:17 am

      hehe, I’ve a year to plan, so maybe! You’re in, anyway – all of you. Maybe I could make it a day party rather than evening one, then kids can come too… hmmmm

  2. January 3, 2014 / 10:17 am

    What a fabuloso present! Yes agree it would be fab if they had battery packs. I did pretty well in good gifts, my fav is my fake leopard print fluffy coat, perfect for chilly days!

    • Sonya Cisco
      January 4, 2014 / 9:26 am

      Ooh I do love a bit of fake fur!

  3. January 3, 2014 / 4:20 pm

    Sometimes the old ways are the best! What an amazing gift, I can imagine you will have many more happy times listening to records on it and it is beautiful to look at too.

  4. January 3, 2014 / 4:25 pm

    I am so jealous!!!!!! I have one of these on my amazon wish list, you lucky lucky lady. Enjoy 🙂

  5. Claire Evans
    January 3, 2014 / 6:07 pm

    I love it! Happy New Year! x

  6. Looking for Blue Sky
    January 3, 2014 / 11:01 pm

    That is very pretty, though for picnics you might want a matching singles holder too maybe, as well as a battery case? My favourite present was the one I bought myself, a little nexus 7 that I’m typing on right now 🙂

    • Sonya Cisco
      January 4, 2014 / 9:26 am

      Ooh the nexus is fab, we have one too, ace little thing!

  7. Jay
    January 3, 2014 / 11:55 pm

    The record player is fab! I was surprised with a gift wrapped laptop this year – my first ever gadget (& first ever laptop) which is a definite step up from the ‘ experience’ gift I was given for my birthday!

  8. Jay
    January 3, 2014 / 11:57 pm

    Just realised that sounds a bit weird, for my birthday I was given a parachute jump, which I’m refusing to do!

    • Sonya Cisco
      January 4, 2014 / 9:25 am

      Was that a gift from an enemy?!? Lol x

    • Jay
      January 5, 2014 / 5:05 pm

      It was from my husband & kids, enemies? Not sure!

  9. SarahMummy
    January 4, 2014 / 8:52 am

    That is an amazing present! It is gorgeous and so you! My presents were a bit boring this year – we’re being all sensible and saving for the new house. My mum did pay for a portrait session and the photos though and I got some amazing pics of my kids 🙂

    • Sonya Cisco
      January 4, 2014 / 9:28 am

      Ooh I would love a nice portrait of my kids, the big two won’t do it tho! 🙁

  10. Kath Bee
    January 4, 2014 / 1:57 pm

    That is soooo pretty. My favourite present this year was a bagatelle board. I had many a happy hour playing with my Grandpa’s board as a kid and the sound of the metal balls hitting the nails took me right back.

  11. January 5, 2014 / 7:34 pm

    SO ENVIOUS!!! We started on a mission to find one of these just before Christmas, we’re on a mission to re-style our spare room as a den for guitar playing, vinyl listening and generally pretending we are still cool. This player looks so cool, off to stalk it on Google right now…

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