The VQ Emma Bridgewater Retro Mini, Bringing A Little Music Into My Life

Every now and then a little parcel arrives that makes you grin from ear to ear. And this Emma Bridgewater VQ Retro Mini Radio is one such thing. A parcel of gorgeousness that isn’t just a pretty package.

Since leaving my job as a teacher to work on my blog full-time. (How has it been 2 year since I made that decision? Which turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made) I was strict with myself from day 1, always working at my desk, the TV has never been turned on during the day ever! As a result I have got used to working in silence. This is a huge change from a busy staff room and packed hair salons full of students and clients, always buzzing with loud music, chatting and laughter.

However since this Black Toast Retro MiniΒ arrived on my doorstep I have realised how much I had missed music. We always have music playing in the kitchen. But my days at my desk have been spent working in silence. And having a busy mind does not go well with silence. I need music to shut my mind up and allow me to be more productive in my work.

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Music is good for the soul.

It’s a bit of a grand statement isn’t it? But its true, music has the power to make you laugh, cry, dance and can trigger happy memories in a second. I often marvel at how the boys can recall song lyrics. And how I can recognise a song from the first few bars. Have I ever mentioned what a whizz I am at pop quizzes? We need music in our lives it makes us feel good.

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The Retro Mini is not just a radio!

It might look incredibly dainty and pretty with its stylish retro design. But is also a hugely clever and very useful piece of kit. With a DAB and FM radio and blue tooth connectivity that enables me to listen to my favourite radio stations, stream music or podcasts and control the volume when streaming from my phone.

And with the addition of USB port means I can also charge it whilst streaming. The premium single ultra-wide full range 5W speaker also ensures the sound quality is excellent.

The VQ Retro Mini also has a dual alarm clock I can see versions of this appearing all over the house especially the rooms of teenagers who are impossible to wake in the mornings.

It also has great travel potential, as it is lightweight and can be operated by battery. This is perfect for our travels; is it just me that has to take some kind of speaker on holiday? The key is finding something portable and lightweight such as this beautiful Emma Bridgewater Design Mini radio. I am already imagining all the places we can travel together, and voltage wont be an issue as I can pop batteries in.

And oh, the visions of sunny days in the garden, sun seems like something of the past doesn’t it? However I will eagerly anticipate next summer and hope the sun sticks around a little longer than it did this year.

Can we also just appreciate the beauty of the brand new Pink Pansy design?

Isn’t it beautiful? And to celebrate the launch of the new Emma Bridgewater’s new pattern, Pink Pansy (which will be available as Today’s Special Value day with QVC on October 29th) I will be giving one of my readers the chance to win their very own VQ Retro Mini in one of the following beautiful Emma Bridgewater designs, Black Toast, Blue Daisy, Marmalade, Polka Dot, Rose & Bee and Wallflower. Enter via the rafflecopter below and Β the best of luck. Don’t forget if you are not lucky watch out for Todays Special Value on the 29th October and grab a bargain.

 

 

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195 Comments

  1. iain maciver
    23rd October 2017 / 2:49 pm

    black toast

  2. Amy Fidler
    23rd October 2017 / 3:22 pm

    I love the Polka Dot one x

  3. Rob Hutchinson
    23rd October 2017 / 3:26 pm

    My favourite VQ Emma Bridgewater design is Marmalade.

  4. Linda Spencer
    23rd October 2017 / 3:35 pm

    Definitely the polka dot one – life is always better with polka dots πŸ™‚

  5. Tracey Peach
    23rd October 2017 / 3:35 pm

    They are all so very pretty! I would choose the rose & bee design

  6. Helen Hodgsob
    23rd October 2017 / 3:56 pm

    My favourite is Wallflower – gorgeous . Thanks

  7. Bev
    23rd October 2017 / 4:05 pm

    Love the polka dot!

  8. felicity
    23rd October 2017 / 4:23 pm

    Blue daisy – so cute

  9. Hayley Atkins
    23rd October 2017 / 4:35 pm

    I listen to the radio at breakfast time so my choice would be the marmalade design!

  10. Susan B
    23rd October 2017 / 4:41 pm

    The plan cream and mustard catch my eye but gosh that black toast is fun.

  11. Joanne Beale
    23rd October 2017 / 5:10 pm

    Loving the Wallflower design

  12. Mary Heald
    23rd October 2017 / 5:17 pm

    Rose and bee

  13. pete c
    23rd October 2017 / 5:44 pm

    mine is Black Toast

  14. Kimberley Ryan
    23rd October 2017 / 6:21 pm

    I absolutely adore the Wallflower design, such beautiful colours

  15. Ritchie
    23rd October 2017 / 6:34 pm

    Marmalade

  16. Suzanne Drummond
    23rd October 2017 / 6:43 pm

    black toast is lovely

  17. 23rd October 2017 / 6:57 pm

    Hi Sarah love this post the radio looks so fab and photos are beautiful as always?i’d Love the polka dot one I think it would look fab in my kitchen ??fingers crossed ?Mandy xxx

  18. Holly
    23rd October 2017 / 7:07 pm

    Wow there all really lovely designs! Would love to win any of them love listening to my music on the radio in the kitchen xx

  19. Katie
    23rd October 2017 / 7:42 pm

    the polka dots are my favourite

  20. Lorna Ledger
    23rd October 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Blue Daisy – I love the pretty colours!

  21. MANDY DOHERTY
    23rd October 2017 / 8:08 pm

    The Rosebee design

  22. Ellen Nixon
    23rd October 2017 / 8:11 pm

    Rose and Bee

  23. S Edwards
    23rd October 2017 / 8:28 pm

    Black Toast

  24. Jade Pawley
    23rd October 2017 / 8:31 pm

    I love the Pink Hearts radios! They look absolutely gorgeous!

  25. laura banks
    23rd October 2017 / 8:36 pm

    the polka dots

  26. Kevin Honey
    23rd October 2017 / 8:40 pm

    Marmalade

  27. fiona waterworth
    23rd October 2017 / 8:44 pm

    I love the peacock design

  28. Alan Burrows
    23rd October 2017 / 8:55 pm

    Black toast

  29. Heather Brannan
    23rd October 2017 / 9:03 pm

    Polka dot sends me dotty!

  30. Emma K
    23rd October 2017 / 9:09 pm

    Love them all but black toast is my fave!!

  31. Andrea Fletcher
    23rd October 2017 / 9:19 pm

    I like the Wallflower design.

  32. JULIE WARD
    23rd October 2017 / 9:28 pm

    The dancing mice one

  33. claire woods
    23rd October 2017 / 9:40 pm

    My favourite is Wallflower

  34. Rebecca Austin
    23rd October 2017 / 9:58 pm

    The wallflower looks great

  35. James Travis
    23rd October 2017 / 10:01 pm

    polka dot one

  36. Christine Caple
    23rd October 2017 / 10:03 pm

    I love the Rose and Bee

  37. Mags
    23rd October 2017 / 10:58 pm

    Definitely dotty!

  38. Adrienne McGroder
    23rd October 2017 / 11:05 pm

    They are all lovely designs – I would be delighted with any one! x

  39. Laureen Timms
    24th October 2017 / 12:58 am

    Mine is black toast

  40. Paula Barker
    24th October 2017 / 5:35 am

    I’m loving the new pink pansy design

  41. Claire
    24th October 2017 / 5:38 am

    I think blue daisy is my favourite. I love all of the designs but keep coming back to this one.

  42. Abigail Cullen
    24th October 2017 / 6:56 am

    Blue Daisy, is my favourite.

  43. Sue McCarthy
    24th October 2017 / 7:07 am

    The Wallflower design

  44. Stuart
    24th October 2017 / 8:17 am

    black toast is lovely

  45. 24th October 2017 / 8:23 am

    I love these! Always have – the marmalade is my fave and I love the new pink pansy x

  46. Suzanne Gaulton
    24th October 2017 / 9:11 am

    Rose ( my daughters middle name) and Bee

  47. sadie coffin
    24th October 2017 / 9:12 am

    Oh they are all gorgeous but I favourite is the rose and bee

  48. Lucy B
    24th October 2017 / 9:23 am

    Blue daisy – so lovely xx

  49. rebecca smith
    24th October 2017 / 10:05 am

    rose & bee design is wonderful

  50. Ben Thompson
    24th October 2017 / 10:07 am

    Black Toast for sure!

  51. michelle o'neill
    24th October 2017 / 10:15 am

    The rose & bee design x

  52. clair downham
    24th October 2017 / 10:52 am

    blue daisy

  53. Sam Stevens
    24th October 2017 / 11:27 am

    black toast

  54. Carole Nott
    24th October 2017 / 12:21 pm

    The black toast looks lovely and would be my choice

  55. mia vine
    24th October 2017 / 12:29 pm

    love marmalade…. oh and the design aswell πŸ™‚

  56. Judy Kennedy
    24th October 2017 / 12:50 pm

    pink hearts

  57. Tee Simpson
    24th October 2017 / 2:37 pm

    I love the black toast design

  58. Jules Eley
    24th October 2017 / 2:53 pm

    I do like a polka dot but the Pink Pansy is beautiful

  59. Alica
    24th October 2017 / 2:59 pm

    I really like the Wall flower pattern πŸ™‚

  60. 24th October 2017 / 3:29 pm

    Love blue Daisy, been after a DAB radio for ages.

  61. Caroline Hunter
    24th October 2017 / 3:38 pm

    I think I’ll have to go for the polka dot design.

  62. Linzi McQuillan
    24th October 2017 / 3:44 pm

    I love the rose design I’m obsessed with roses my daughters name is Jessica Rose

  63. Carole Nott
    24th October 2017 / 4:08 pm

    my favourite is the black toast design

  64. Kim Neville
    24th October 2017 / 4:17 pm

    I like the polka dot

  65. Iona Cornish
    24th October 2017 / 5:42 pm

    Love the Polka Dot design

  66. Anthea Holloway
    24th October 2017 / 6:10 pm

    I love all of the flower ones and the wallflower is my favourite.

  67. Jessica Barber
    24th October 2017 / 6:47 pm

    I love the Black Toast design!

  68. Nikki Hayes
    24th October 2017 / 7:08 pm

    I love the Black Toast design :o)

  69. William Gould
    24th October 2017 / 7:18 pm

    My wife loves the “Black Toast” πŸ™‚

  70. Lynn Heath
    24th October 2017 / 7:28 pm

    I love the polka dot radio!

  71. Simon Tinsley
    24th October 2017 / 7:50 pm

    I love Rose & Bee myself.

  72. Alex Brownlee
    24th October 2017 / 8:02 pm

    blue daisy

  73. Jane Allen
    24th October 2017 / 8:04 pm

    I love the polka dot design

  74. SHIRLEY EVANS
    24th October 2017 / 10:44 pm

    love blue daisy

  75. Denfor Hopkins
    24th October 2017 / 10:54 pm

    Blue daisy

  76. vicky syed
    24th October 2017 / 10:59 pm

    blue daisy rocks for me πŸ™‚

  77. Jacki Mactaggart
    24th October 2017 / 11:01 pm

    Loads of scrumptious designs but how cute is Emma Bridgewaters ‘DANCING MICE’ ? design?-got to be my fav xx

  78. Jacki Mactaggart
    24th October 2017 / 11:03 pm

    What a wally I am though…just realised I was meant to pick from list ? I’m going Marmalade then!!! X

  79. 25th October 2017 / 2:11 am

    I love the marmalade design

  80. Angie McDonald
    25th October 2017 / 2:53 am

    I love the Rose & Bee Wallflower design!

  81. Kerry H
    25th October 2017 / 5:53 am

    I’m drawn to blue daisy for my boring kitchen. A bit of musuc would also help!

  82. Graham Ross
    25th October 2017 / 6:21 am

    I love the Polka Dot design

  83. Charlotte Bell
    25th October 2017 / 9:33 am

    I love the Wallflower design!

  84. Avs
    25th October 2017 / 9:48 am

    Rose and Bee

  85. Mike Gerrie
    25th October 2017 / 10:56 am

    Black Toast would be my choice

  86. Sheena Batey
    25th October 2017 / 2:05 pm

    Rose and bee is my favourite design but all really nice.

  87. Natasha R-M
    25th October 2017 / 8:54 pm

    Hen and Toast is my most favourite design but I like many of the others as well.

  88. 25th October 2017 / 9:24 pm

    Love the blue daisy but just seen on the website they do a limited Welsh one….. I know a certain husband who would love that lol x

  89. alice lightning
    25th October 2017 / 9:27 pm

    all are so beautiful but the rose and bee so lovely

  90. Sandra Bald
    25th October 2017 / 9:53 pm

    My favourite design is Marmalade

  91. sheri darby
    25th October 2017 / 9:56 pm

    I love the polka dot design

  92. Sarah Addey
    25th October 2017 / 10:30 pm

    Love the polka dot

  93. Sarah Carter
    26th October 2017 / 9:45 am

    I love the Rose & Bee and Wallflower design xx

  94. sarah h
    26th October 2017 / 10:59 am

    Really tricky as they are all gorgeous. Think i’m edging towards the polka dot if i had to choose one though !

  95. Stevie
    26th October 2017 / 11:15 am

    I like the polka dot design from the range.

  96. Jo
    26th October 2017 / 11:28 am

    So difficult to choose but decided on Blue Daisy in the end. They are all so nice though!

  97. juanita Powers
    26th October 2017 / 11:49 am

    I would have most of those designs in my house, but I do like the polka dot one the most, as it would go in any room, I want one in my bedroom, so I can wake up to the radio playing

  98. Victoria Prince
    26th October 2017 / 11:55 am

    My favourite Emma Bridgewater design is the polka dot one πŸ™‚

  99. Collette Jones
    26th October 2017 / 11:59 am

    I love them all but my absolute favourite has to be the classic Polka Dot design, so pretty! Fingers crossed πŸ™‚ x

  100. nicky pearce
    26th October 2017 / 2:51 pm

    Marmalade

  101. Daisy Belle
    26th October 2017 / 3:53 pm

    I love the original polka dot one

  102. Kirsty Norton
    26th October 2017 / 3:59 pm

    Black Toast is my favourite!

  103. donna l jones
    26th October 2017 / 4:14 pm

    Love the polka dot

  104. Rachael Sexey
    26th October 2017 / 4:16 pm

    The wallflower design ?

  105. Gillian Turner
    26th October 2017 / 5:32 pm

    So difficult to choose, but I love the rose & bee design x

  106. Melanie Pennie
    26th October 2017 / 6:46 pm

    The monochrome Black Toast one would fit perfectly into my colour scheme πŸ™‚

  107. Stewart Biddle
    26th October 2017 / 6:48 pm

    Black toast

  108. Kevin Cannon
    26th October 2017 / 7:24 pm

    The Wallflowers

  109. Chris Fletcher
    26th October 2017 / 7:34 pm

    I love the Marmalade design

  110. holly harmsworth
    26th October 2017 / 7:39 pm

    black toast is my favourite

  111. Allan Fullarton
    26th October 2017 / 7:43 pm

    Love the polka dot

  112. Katie Mcginley
    26th October 2017 / 7:50 pm

    I like the wallflower design

  113. Marie Rule
    26th October 2017 / 7:50 pm

    My favourite design is the winking doll face. It is so unusual. I love it.

  114. Fiona Johnstone
    26th October 2017 / 8:00 pm

    Hi I love the Rose and Bee design. So pretty.

  115. Lynn r
    26th October 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Love the marmalade

  116. Fiona jk42
    26th October 2017 / 9:23 pm

    Very hard to choose, but I think the Blue daisy is my favourite

  117. Ann Skamarauskas
    26th October 2017 / 9:24 pm

    polka dot is m favourite

  118. Nancy Bradford
    26th October 2017 / 9:31 pm

    I think the Dancing Mice design is the cutest thing ever x

  119. Zoe Warren
    26th October 2017 / 9:51 pm

    I love the black toast design the best!

  120. sandy ralph
    26th October 2017 / 9:53 pm

    oh I do just love the rose bee design

  121. Adrian Bold
    26th October 2017 / 10:58 pm

    I love Black Toast

  122. Kim Lam
    26th October 2017 / 10:58 pm

    My favourite is the polka dot one

  123. Ruth Wollerton
    26th October 2017 / 11:09 pm

    The Polka dot or black toast either would ROCK MY WORLD… with happiness. Thanks for the chance xxx

  124. James Wright
    26th October 2017 / 11:36 pm

    rose and bee

  125. paul jackson
    26th October 2017 / 11:51 pm

    black toast

  126. Jo Glasspool
    26th October 2017 / 11:55 pm

    The polka dot.

  127. Kazzymints
    27th October 2017 / 12:25 am

    Blue daisy … perfect ??

  128. Kazzymints
    27th October 2017 / 12:25 am

    Blue daisy … perfect ??

  129. Natalie Gillham
    27th October 2017 / 2:19 am

    Retro Mini DAB+ Radio & Bluetooth Speaker – Lulu Guiness, Winking Doll Face

  130. Gemma Massey
    27th October 2017 / 4:46 am

    Black toast please xx

  131. Sassie Clarke
    27th October 2017 / 7:49 am

    I would really love a Polka Dot version to go in my kitchen with my Emma Bridgewater Polka Dot crockery

  132. Rai
    27th October 2017 / 8:02 am

    Love the blue daisy design. Thanks

  133. Suzanne
    27th October 2017 / 8:03 am

    I love the marmelade design!

  134. jo liddement
    27th October 2017 / 9:03 am

    The Blue Daisy is my favourite design.

  135. Jo Hutchings
    27th October 2017 / 9:38 am

    My favourite is the Rose and Bee design but they’re all gorgeous!

  136. Kay Broomfield
    27th October 2017 / 9:56 am

    I love the cheerfulness of the Marmalade radio!

  137. Paula T
    27th October 2017 / 10:11 am

    Totally in love with EB radios, have wanted one for a few years <3 the rose and bee design is my favourite xx

  138. Laura Pyper
    27th October 2017 / 10:48 am

    Blue Daisy

  139. DAWN WINSKILL
    27th October 2017 / 10:54 am

    Black toast

  140. Meryl Thomas
    27th October 2017 / 10:57 am

    My favourite is the wallflower design

  141. Giuliana Britti
    27th October 2017 / 11:18 am

    Polka Dot

  142. Frozzy
    27th October 2017 / 11:31 am

    Just has to be the Rose and Bee.
    Although all stunningly beautiful.
    This would Bee perfect listening to music amongst the summer Roses

  143. Linda Bird
    27th October 2017 / 12:05 pm

    My favourite is Rose and bee

  144. Emma Fox
    27th October 2017 / 12:17 pm

    I love the polka dot design πŸ™‚

  145. Charlotte Hoskins
    27th October 2017 / 12:29 pm

    I love the polka dot which would match my pasta tins πŸ™‚

  146. caroline mccabe
    27th October 2017 / 12:36 pm

    I love the wallflowers design best

  147. paula cheadle
    27th October 2017 / 12:45 pm

    I love the Dancing Mice one

  148. Catherine Barton
    27th October 2017 / 12:49 pm

    Blue Daisy x

  149. Clare Hubbard
    27th October 2017 / 1:01 pm

    Love the polka dots

  150. ann clements
    27th October 2017 / 1:21 pm

    I like the pink pansy design

  151. Lynn Neal
    27th October 2017 / 1:42 pm

    Dancing Mice is my favourite design!

  152. Kat C
    27th October 2017 / 1:48 pm

    Rose & Bee, so pretty!

  153. Nicola John
    27th October 2017 / 2:02 pm

    I love the wallflower design…just so pretty and practical too

  154. Deborah Clarke
    27th October 2017 / 2:02 pm

    Love the black toast one. So fun yet stylish . Fab giveaway would love to be your lucky winner

  155. Averil Lea
    27th October 2017 / 2:54 pm

    The Rose & Bee is my favourite

  156. Deborah Swain
    27th October 2017 / 3:24 pm

    Loving the ‘Black Toast’!!! … Very cool! ‘tunes’ in to my sense of style !!! A treat to both eyes, and, ears!!!

  157. Beverley Cousins
    27th October 2017 / 3:32 pm

    The rose & bee design is gorgeous x

  158. Alison Macdonald
    27th October 2017 / 3:33 pm

    Dancing mice design! Would look lovely in my little girl’s bedroom x

  159. Jean haylett
    27th October 2017 / 5:13 pm

    Blue daisy!! Would love have blue Emma Bridgewater pottery and this would look and sound so good in my kitchen ?

  160. Melanie Ashman
    27th October 2017 / 5:33 pm

    The Black Toast is my favourite!

  161. Chris gould
    27th October 2017 / 5:41 pm

    So many comments!

  162. Theresa Thomas
    27th October 2017 / 5:56 pm

    I love Wallflower design, such beautiful colours

  163. Sylvia Paul
    27th October 2017 / 6:55 pm

    Love the Wallflower, such a pretty design x

  164. Miss Tracy Hanson
    27th October 2017 / 7:10 pm

    OOOH, that was a hard decision. But BLACK TOAST just about won . πŸ™‚

  165. Amy Wright
    27th October 2017 / 7:28 pm

    I love the Rose & Bee design

  166. Gillian McClelland
    27th October 2017 / 7:42 pm

    I like the pink hearts design

  167. laura stewart
    27th October 2017 / 7:57 pm

    rose & bee design

  168. jackie beckett
    27th October 2017 / 8:09 pm

    Love the Black Toast for my kitchen it would go well

  169. Rebecca Sutton
    27th October 2017 / 8:12 pm

    i think the polka dot one is the best one.

  170. jackie curran
    27th October 2017 / 8:27 pm

    I think the pink pansy is beautiful , would love this for my kitchen .

  171. Natalie Crossan
    27th October 2017 / 8:31 pm

    The polka dot design πŸ˜€

  172. M Allen
    27th October 2017 / 9:09 pm

    Black toast

  173. Kate Davies
    27th October 2017 / 9:15 pm

    My favourite is black toast.

  174. Jason Tolliss
    27th October 2017 / 9:16 pm

    Black Toast

  175. CAROL PATRICK
    27th October 2017 / 9:18 pm

    I love the new Pink Pansy design, it’s gorgeous

  176. Kim W
    27th October 2017 / 9:28 pm

    This new pink pansy one, I’m in love!

  177. Karen Richads
    27th October 2017 / 9:34 pm

    Wallflower is my favourite Emma Bridgewater design. It is beautiful.

  178. 27th October 2017 / 9:45 pm

    I think the black lips one is fabulous πŸ™‚

  179. Natalie White
    27th October 2017 / 9:46 pm

    I think my favourite is the Blue Daisy! πŸ™‚

  180. sima halimi
    27th October 2017 / 9:47 pm

    I love the Rose and bee please

  181. Kristina Meredith
    27th October 2017 / 9:51 pm

    Blue daisy

  182. Emma Walton
    27th October 2017 / 9:57 pm

    Wallflower and rose and bee.

  183. Andrea F
    27th October 2017 / 9:59 pm

    Chickens!

  184. sarah morris
    27th October 2017 / 10:00 pm

    Rose & bee but there are so many great designs!

  185. Kelly Hirst
    27th October 2017 / 10:03 pm

    My favourite Emma Bridgewater design is Rose & Bee

  186. Teresa sheldon
    27th October 2017 / 10:29 pm

    I love the Blue Daisy design

  187. Andrea A
    27th October 2017 / 10:49 pm

    My favourite VQ Emma Bridgewater Design is the polka dot.

  188. Sunita Verma
    27th October 2017 / 10:58 pm

    I love black toast..the name reminds me of my breakfast

  189. Samantha M
    27th October 2017 / 11:32 pm

    I love the polka dot design.

  190. Jennifer Baker
    27th October 2017 / 11:46 pm

    Wallflower is pretty x x x

  191. Emma Gough
    27th October 2017 / 11:58 pm

    blue daisy for me! it will match perfectly when our new kitchen is complete πŸ˜€

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