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.
“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.”
It was a lovely, late-summer day for a boat ride on the Thames from Hampton Court to Kingston, followed by a bowl of pasta in the ever-reliable Carluccio’s.
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From the train, on a day trip to the seaside (Bognor), I took this iPhone picture of Arundel, where we broke our journey for a brief visit. Arundel is a lovely, small town on a steep hill, though it’s difficult to take decent pictures that don’t include loads of parked cars. Continue reading “Arundel and Bognor, by train”
Read this wonderful book if you want to know and understand how our legal system works / doesn’t work. Highly readable and absolutely brilliant.
Here are the highlights of a day trip to Bridlington. Sandwiched between the North and South Bays are the fairground and the town, where it’s best to block your ears and close your eyes.
The Victoria Hotel in Robin Hoods Bay does a ploughman’s lunch that’s big enough for two. We needn’t have ordered the chips!
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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?”