My family spend a lot of time in our kitchen, it's like the central hub of our household. There is always someone in the kitchen either cooking or using the kitchen table for studying or catching with each other over a cup of tea. One thing that we all have in common is that we all love some sort of music in the background. Mr K loves the sports commentary, Miss K loves pop music blaring at the highest decibels, enough to deafen you for life. I myself love having classical music playing in the background whilst I am cooking or doing other chores. The radio is always on and you can easily tell who was in the kitchen last depending on what radio station is playing.
Recently my old faithful radio started to crackle and then would lose signal and finally the volume control totally malfunctioned. Sadly it died a slow steady death. I can't really fault it, I did have the same radio for almost 15 years!!! Replacing the love of my life was rather hard. It's strange how you get attached to certain material things in your life.The few days of silence in my kitchen was eerie and I hated it. I felt like I had lost a dear companion.
My search for a replacement needed to meet very specific criteria. I like my radio to sit on the window sill by my sink. It needed to be compact enough to fit on the sill but I did not want a radio that looked sleek and clinical. My preference was a retro style that is pleasing to the eye too, with a pretty design.
My search for the perfect radio landed me at the Emma Bridgewater range. There is a wonderful selection of retro design radios, all with their unique Emma Bridgewater floral designs. I particularly liked the Retro Mini Radio. It is just the right size and looks really pretty on my window sill. The VQ retro mini digital radio is wrapped in premium leatherette, it has a lovely carry handle and a cute little tag attached to it. There are 11 colours and 12 designs to choose from.
The radio I totally fell in love with was the Retro Mini DAB Emma Bridgewater Rose and Bee design. It matched my cream and duck blue kitchen perfectly and looked really pretty.
The radio has DAB/DAB+/FM radio tuner with 30 presets, bluetooth connectivity for smart devices, standard mains power, however it can be operated using 4AA batteries. The radio has a single ultra wide premium speaker and MyEQ Equaliser sound system. The radio is also perfect to be used anywhere else in the home and it's great as a bedside radio since it has VQ LifeStyle dual alarms and sleep timer. An additional feature is the 3.5mm Auz-in, .3.5mm headphone jack and USB charging.
For such a compact radio it has everything you require in a radio and more. It retails at £89.99, for all the designs and prices you can check the full range here.
The Retro Mini has settled in well and I am over the moon that my kitchen is full of sound again. In fact I love the design so much I am thinking to buy one for the bedroom.
Have you ever become sentimentally attached to a material object in your home? Do share your stories in the comments below.