Globalisation is all very well bringing us a myriad of mass-produced products at affordable prices but localisation can bring us personalised services, craftsmanship and fresh produce. Can’t we do more to promote localisation? Can’t we value local businesses and local markets more?
Yes, it’s the vernal equinox today, it begins at 11:02 in the UK. The picture is of Dartmouth golf course at the top of Sandwell Valley. Half of Sandwell Valley is golf courses for private members. That is a huge amount of land for the exclusive use of the privileged few. It’s good for mental health to get out there and experience nature. It is something we need to preserve and value.