My collection of vintage annuals started with a single book, found on holiday about 10 years ago. The book was falling apart, so I salvaged some of the pages to use as collage material. From then on, when I came across an old annual, as long as the price was right I bought it. I wasn′t prepared to pay too much. I cleared some shelves in the guest room and, once these were full, I promised myself I would stop collecting. I didnt stop but I did slow down. I have photographed the covers of some of the best ones and have created a photo album to share. I will also put some of these on Instagram where I am sure they will be discovered by others who love the colourful, quirky, nostalgic illustrations.