Saturday, 26 July 2014

The Lunchbox


I've seen documentaries on the Dabbawalas, the daily system in India of delivering lunch containers from residences to office workers and returning them following use and I have marvelled how well this seemingly antiquated arrangement works in a high tech 21st century world. It seems a peculiarly and charmingly Indian procedure.

'The Lunchbox' uses the Dabbawala arrangement to tell the story of two sad people. One is a young married mother who is neglected by her husband and the other is a widowed and lonely man, an office worker approaching retirement and fearful of the emptiness he faces.

The two become connected when the lunchbox prepared by the mother is incorrectly delivered to the office worker.

This is a slow film and not one for lovers of high action but it is a film with its own low key charm.
★★★

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Trying to slip it on

No, this is not a safe sex message.

At the risk of boring you with 'old men's' issues can I complain how difficult it is to find men's slippers? I've just spent a couple of hours trawling department stores and the range of men's slippers they have on sale is, quite frankly, pitiful.

Half a dozen supposedly different styles but mostly variations of the one theme and even when I found a pair that vaguely attracted my interest they had no pairs available remotely near my size. And just in case you are wondering I do not have a pair of King Kong size feet.

I might have been attracted to these slippers, if the wearer came with them...

Chace Crawford wearing Etro dress slipper

...but no, they don't look at all the snugly warm pair I am looking to wear these cold winter evenings.

I'm not keen on them but perhaps I will have to resort to purchasing the dreaded...

Ben Affleck wearing Ugg boots
...Ugg!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Sourdough Five Ways

Sourdough bread seen through the windows of a bakery/cafe at the Five Ways.



Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Five Ways

On two of the five corners of the Five Ways intersection in suburban Paddington.

'Eat Thai' Restaurant

Royal Hotel