Learn Something New Every Day | Days 11-15

September means that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is approaching. It also means that Shimelle is running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day.As with the previous few years, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Day 11: The events of twenty years ago still make me extremely emotional. Day 12: The return to the cinema … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 11-15

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising opened in London's Notting Hill in November 2005 and grew out of the collection of consumer historian Robert Opie, who began by saving a packet of Munchies chocolate at the age of 16. His collection now has around 300,000 items. It takes about an hour to meander through … Continue reading Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

Slow Summer | Giro the Alsatian

In Central London, at 9 Carlton House Terrace, is the grave of Giro the Alsatian, whose owner Dr. Leopold von Hoesch was a well-respected diplomat under both the Weimar Republic and Nazi governments (and famously received a full Nazi funeral in London in 1936). Giro had died two years earlier, after chewing through an electrical … Continue reading Slow Summer | Giro the Alsatian

The Inclusivity of Football

The final of Euro 2020 is on Sunday evening (BST) (I'm talking about football (soccer to my North American friends)) where Italy will play England at London's Wembley stadium. Delayed from last year, the England team's performance during the competition has brought a smile to the faces of the majority of the nation. Of course, … Continue reading The Inclusivity of Football