We found lovely old letters (one from my mum when she was a little girl!). My Uncle Mike must have kept just about everything, every postcard and thank you letter - just as grateful for the letter as the sender was.
My absolute favourite has to be the 1950s record player that I found tucked away in the very bottom of a cupboard. And it works! I couldn't believe it, it needed a bit of a clean but it is just so lovely. We have spent the weekend listening to old records - I have all of my dads old records but the only ones I could get to were The Sound of Music, Annie, My Fair Lady and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! Ha ha! I think my neighbours have had enough of Edelweiss and Wouldn't It Be Loverly as has Nathan but he played along like a good sport. The crackly sound of the record player is just magical and Daisy who is only 5 and has never seen music on anything but a cd thinks this is wonderful.
So this weekend I am going through the loft at my mums house to dig out all the cool records I remember my dad playing when I was younger. I know that I will probably find a heap more stuff that I just have to bring home, I can't wait!