Friday, 1 October 2010


Listen!  the wind is rising,
and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings,
now for October eves!
(Humbert Wolfe) 
We often rent tv series (e.g. Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Wire) from Lovefilm because it's difficult to find time during the week to watch a feature length film.  Included with the weekend papers was a collection of short films including Amelia and the Angel, a short (26 minute) early Ken Russell film.  Perfect for unwinding at the end of the day.

The film Made in Dagenham is being released today.  It's billed as is a 'feel-good' film which is normally a big turn off but how could I resist a film about Essex grrrl equal pay activists with a 1968 soundtrack? 

I predict it will kickstart a craze for Dagenham Fordite jewellery.  If you don't know about the automotive enamel,  it is made from the layers of paint that accumulated at the old car plant. When polished it reveals all the hues that were used to spray paint the cars.   As the process that produced the slag material has changed, once this stuff is gone, it's gone.  So, if you want to buy a piece of British automotive, equal rights, feminist history that will become an investment piece, you could do worse than buy summat like this ring from Silver Meadows.

We celebrated World Vegetarian Day with a homemade pizza topped  with kale, spinach, egg and beetroot.

It's also World Smile Day when we are all encouraged to do an act of kindness to help one person smile.  Hmmm.  What have I done to make someone smile today.  I don't know but the day isn't over yet...

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