When I think about the ’60s I think of Barbarella, psychedelia and lounges with an ever-present lava lamp.
I love lava lamps, always have done, and one moved with me from Portsmouth to university and then to a number of houses before I broke it.
I always assumed they were an American invention, maybe because of how frivolous they are.
So I was surprised to learn late last week that the inventor of the original Mathmos lava lamp came up with the idea in a pub in the New Forest.
The company is still based in Poole and is celebrating 50 years since Edward Craven Walker developed his first lava lamp.
I hope they carry on hypnotising people for a long time.