Rum makers from across the Caribbean met in Barbados to show and explain the differing processes / colours and tastes of their products.
I spoke with them – on the beach at the Barbados Hilton, as the sun sets.
See the different rums – and see the evident pride each distiller has in their product.
My thanks to WIRSPA – the West Indies Rum and Spirit Producers Association for their kind assistance.
Alun Hill visited England’s Oxford to report on a new “green” project – designed by a 22 year old.
He shows how a “reversed” Archimedes screw, powered by a tributary of London’s River Thames, is generating electricity for the nearby apartments – and how a special “pipe” laid in the river produces hot water.
He then shows electricity supply meters – which run backwards! There’s also an interview with the young designer himself – 23 year old Henry Reily-Collins.
London buses have not been running all day, most airports are closed, the tube / subway almost completely shut – and commuter trains are stuck in the snow.
Many Londoners are to sleep in their offices and shops tonight – and now the latest reports are that the weather will be even worse tomorrow, spreading right across the UK, with most schools, shops and offices to close.
Alun Hill brings the latest news from a snowy and bitterly cold southern England.