Everyday Life: Week 9

Grey days.

Technology in the countryside. Joderell Bank glimpsed from a high speed pendolino train.

Sunny London visit.

I do not like the tube.

Can you guess which underground stop I got off at?

Everything has a hash tag…

This speaker had the most amazing power point slides. They seemed to represent super complex mappings of an area outside Venice, but I didn’t really understand, I just got carried away in the magic eyeness of them, especially as they were projected in stereo.

Things to remember and things to look up later. These notes are from a really interesting talk by my friend Wood Roberdeau.

There was a screening of The Country and The City, a documentary made with Raymond Williams in the early 1970s. The director Mike Dibb was there and he shared some lovely anecdotes about working with Raymond Williams and his wife Joyce. This is a still from the film showing a statue of Mr Rural Rides himself: William Cobbett.

Kathrin Bohm from myvillages was there talking about her community drinks project, and of course providing some refreshments. I had black current soda made with fruit gleaned from the farm near Dagenham which supplies Ribena.

Not often Burton and Buxton make appearances in the big smoke, but here they are, my home town and my current closest settlement, etched in stone outside Euston station.

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