Hello! Annie here. This post is a little collection of things we’ve been up to, listening to and watching. If you’re into vintage style or music, there’s a good chance you’ll find something of interest, and we’re up for a chat if you have any comments!

TV: If you’re staying in THIS SUNDAY NIGHT July 26th (and you’re in Australia) you might like to catch some top telly on ABC TV at 8:30pm. Inspector George Gently is a police show set in North East England in the 1960s, with all the vintage style, Geordie charm and historical issues you’d expect from such a setting, as well as timeless drama and heart. Series 7 has just aired, and so it’s back to series 3 this week, but the jumping about doesn’t matter that much as each episode stands up on its own anyway, aye pet.

Music: I was chuffed a few years ago when I found this video of my favourite Beatles song being performed by my favourite contemporary musicians, Miles Kane and Alex Turner. As The Last Shadow Puppets, they’ve masterfully covered a lot of 1960s songs and composed plenty of originals influenced by sixties styles. Their 2008 original album, The Age of the Understatement, has a great sound. Speaking of covers, I recently discovered that The Beatles covered a lot of songs themselves, especially on their first few albums. It’s nice how songs go around and around. What’s your favourite Beatles song? Do you have a favourite cover of a Beatles song? Do you have a favourite cover version performed by The Beatles? A friend told me that his favourite Beatles song was a B-side, You Know My Name Look Up The Number, which was quite a revelation. We’d love to know your picks.

Photography: As you might’ve seen in our blogsite header, we have new photos. When our friends, Dallas and Simon, heard we were looking for a 1960s-style setting, they generously invited us to use their lounge room and kitchen nook. THANKS Dallas and Simon! The photos were taken by Kelli Morris Photography. We highly recommend Kelli if you need group, portrait or wedding photos. She gets a good bunch of shots in a short space of time, gently directs you, and makes the whole thing a light-hearted adventure …as you’ll see in our next post!