Putting the entire thing together was itself an accomplishment - being of an age where hooking things to televisions was the prerogative of my elder sibling, I often sat and watched as the device was attached to my tape machine from my bedroom and our old CRT.
And then the games! Oh what games they were - fighting giant spiders in The Hobbit for one! Glad to see how far games have come since then.
BUT this is an oppertunaty for you to voice your memories about the great gaming device. Because, at the end of the day, the ZX spectrum represents one fundamental truth about gaming...that games back then really were so much better than Halo Reach.