We could now work to music!
In the late 1960s there was an explosion of cheap mini radios that came on to the market.
For many of us of a certain age it was a must have purchase.
So, instead of solitary contemplative walks we could now enjoy the dubious charms of Tony Blackburn on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show.
I'd got a tiny, minuscule plastic toy radio out of a Lucky Bag - although the technology was fast moving, it hadn't quite reached that stage - the size of a large postage stamp - however passed it off to him as being the real thing, whilst we had the mini radio switched on whilst hidden in my paper bag.
He held it towards to his ear and declared it 'A marvellous thing!'