My normal barber Sean was off today, so his business partner filled his slot. What an interesting man. When I asked him where he waa from he described himself as "Persian". That led to a fascinating discussion about ancient history. He is passionate (and rightly so) about his heritage. He pulled out postcards of national treasures as well as a National Geographic magasine about Persia.

The next time I go for a haircut there he promised to show me a DVD about Persia while I am in the barber's chair. I loved his enthusiasm. One of the best things about living in London is that you can learn about the whole world without going there!