The beach at Redcar is littered with small fragments of charred paper today. If you look closely enough, the remaining visible text is printed in French.
If you wander along the beach you will come across carelessly discarded corpses and broken furniture piled up against sandbags.
Keep going and you arrive in 1941 on the North coast of France.
No timewarp - Working title and Joe Wright, who directed Pride and Prejudice, are making a film version of Ian McEwan's book Atonement and Redcar is doubling for wartime France and doing a good job too, with the help of some fake frontages and make-overs for the existing buildings.
Redcar was chosen for it's undeveloped esplanade and seafront properties. The town isn't taking a fee for it's appearance (although if I lived in one of the seafront buildings I would want to be paid), hoping that interest will increase the number of visitors to the town and there were plenty of people watching the film crew at work with us. To be honest, they need to work harder than that. The seafront is nice enough, but the town centre is looking very rundown.
I have a finished object to report!
Bombshell from Big Girl Knits is done.
I like the shape of the sweater, but swear I will never knit anything in Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora ever, ever, ever again. I've been racking my brain and I think this has to have been the worst yarn experience of my knitting life so far. The shedding has irritated everyone who has come near it and I still feel like I might cough up a hairball any time now.
In order to try and fix the fuzz problem I washed the sweater as part of the 'blocking' process. No real improvement, a hairy bra and the washer has a hairball too.