Machines – an astonishing documentary

This astonishing documentary about life in an Indian textile factory is available once again on the BBC iPlayer, but only until Tuesday (now expired): https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09g8cc9/machines
At the very least, these workers deserve 65 minutes of your time.

Capture“A mesmerising and unflinching look behind the doors of a textile factory in India, as director Rahul Jain observes the life of the workers and the oppressive environment they seldom escape from. Machines tells a story of the human cost of mass production in a globalised world, showing the gulf between rich and poor from both perspectives.”

Chartwell, Kent

Chartwell, home of Winston Churchill, has beautiful gardens and an interesting house, and makes for a lovely day out.

Scarborough

Some final pictures of Scarborough, taken with the camera, possibly the last for a while as it’s time to visit other places.

Understanding time

Walking alongside five-year-old Chloe as she rode her scooter I explained how once upon a time there were no wheels as they hadn’t yet been invented. After I had explained the consequences of this she asked

“Grandad, were there wheels when you were a boy?”

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