VHS Tape Notebooks: two obsolete media combined!

When I was little, I had a VHS tape that I used to record all my favourite snippets of programs.

If memory serves me, it was bright pink with “Please keep off, this means you!” scrawled across the top to warn off my family. Rocking the passive aggression note writing from a young age there.

If you’ve ever spent the Sunday Top 40 with your fingers hovering over the record and pause button on your cassette player to cut off the tape before the DJ spoke, you’ll relate to how immensely time-consuming and yet satisfying it was to record the best bits of TOTP and SM:TV (remember Chums?)

Clearly, these were the days before Sky+ and TiVo. And possibly a social life. And thankfully way before the time-suck that is Facebook.

I miss the days of VHS tapes and cassettes, as inconvenient and clunky as they were. While they might not fit into our ultra-busy, always-connected lives, these VHS tape notebooks will (unless, of course, you’ve evolved beyond writing in notebooks and now insist on using your freakishly over-developed typing thumbs to store all your thoughts in your smartphone.)

They’re from Mocha, and they’re just £11.50.

Emma Cossey

Emma is our resident fashion and social media specialist, having worked as a blogger, editor and writer on a number of fashion and beauty websites. She writes regularly for The Bag Lady, and has previously written for The Times Online, Shoewawa and Jorg & Olif among others.

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