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Living Geography: Glocalisation

Thanks to Miss Stockings for the lead to another McDonalds resource for glocalisation.
Richard Allaway has previously shared images of meals that he has eaten in various McDonalds restaurants he has eaten in where the standard menu that is familiar the world over (the globalised version) is adapted for the local market (glocalisation)
Glocalisation combines the words globalisation and localisation to emphasise the idea that a global product or service is more likely to succeed if it is adapted to the specific requirements of local practices and cultural expectations. The term started to appear in academic circles in the late 1980s, when Japanese economists used it in articles published by the Harvard Business Review. For the sociologist Roland Robertson, who is often credited with popularising the term: glocalization means the simultaneity the co-presence of both universalizing and particularizing tendencies (Robertson, 1997, p.

4). Glocalisation combines the words globalisation and localisation to emphasise the idea that a global product or service is more likely to succeed if it is adapted to the specific requirements of local practices and cultural expectations. The term started to appear in academic circles in the late 1980s, when Japanese economists used it in articles published by the Harvard Business Review. For the sociologist Roland Robertson, who is often credited with popularising the term: glocalization means the simultaneity the co-presence of both universalizing and particularizing tendencies (Robertson, 1997, p.

4).

The resource is a food blog called Travelling McDs1, which is written by James McGowan who records the meals eaten on his global travels, which are quite extensive.
He has eaten a number of meals which are adapted for the local palate, or to celebrate some aspect of the local culture.
Worth checking out – there are plenty of alternatives to the Big Mac here…

Image: McDonalds at Disneyland Paris – image by Alan Parkinson

References

  1. ^ Travelling McDs (www.travellingmcds.com)

North Norfolk scenes inspire pupils to showcase artistic talents …

North Norfolk scenes inspire pupils to showcase artistic talents

13:05 03 March 2016

North Norfolk Scenes Inspire Pupils To Showcase Artistic Talents ...

Picture of the seals at Blakeney by Kate Simmons Preston Primary School.

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Beauty spots and attractions in north Norfolk have inspired talented young artists from the county s schools to showcase their talents.

Share link shares North Norfolk Scenes Inspire Pupils To Showcase Artistic Talents ...Caedn-Marc Huckle from Rackheath Primary School picture of St James Hill, Norwich

Judges have shortlisted 12 drawings of the children s best loved scenes including Felbrigg Hall, Blakeney seals, Sheringham beach, Happisburgh Lighthouse and Cromer Pier. The finalists include Corpusty Primary pupil Imogen Neal and Catherine Margree and Hannah Clark from Coltishall Primary. A total of 68 children from nine primary schools sent in images for the competition organised by holidaycottages.co.uk.

Norfolk new business manager for holidaycottages.co.uk Linda Roberts said: There were so many wonderful entries, it was really difficult to choose. What a large number of talented young artists we have here in Norfolk. She added: The children s pictures showed what an amazing range of beautiful places there are in our county.

A winner and two runners up will be chosen from the shortlist. The winner will be awarded a 500 voucher towards a family break at a holidaycottages.co.uk property and their school a 500 donation. Runners up will win tickets to one of Norfolk s best known attractions and their schools will receive 150 each.

The other finalists are: Caedn-Marc Huckle, Rackheath Primary; Charlie Clarke, Rackheath Primary; Kiera Braithwaite, Rackheath Primary; Archie Fiddy, Rackheath Primary; Kate Simmons, Preston Primary; Pippa Giaomelli, Preston Primary; George Mann, Preston Primary; Freya Hand, Fairhaven Primary;

Kanak Jaswal, Bignold Primary School.

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Getting crafty with hessian

Hessian was invented to be the most practical of fabrics, so when you picture sacks1, upholstery webbing or sandbags2, it s hardly a glamorous textile. However, recently decorators, set-dressers and crafters have all been telling us the same thing: hessian3 is the ultimate vintage material.

Forties style for events and sets

If you ve ever been to an event like the North Norfolk Railway s fantastic 1940s weekend4 then you ll have undoubtedly seen some hessian5 helping set the scene, from sandbags in doorways to sacks for good old-fashioned farm fresh produce. As a natural and durable fabric, it was also used by the armed forces for camouflage for anything from tanks to tin helmets.

Set-dressers and vintage enthusiasts alike now use it to recreate this period, before plastics and polythenes took over.

A versatile crafting fabric

With the idea of make do and mend and digging for victory being so wholeheartedly embraced in the 21st century, it s no wonder that hessian has become part of the popular vintage style. Sites like Pinterest6 offer thousands of ideas for craft projects using hessian, from shabby chic home accessories to beautiful wedding decorations. It s tough enough to be used for upholstery, perfect for crafts like rag-rugging and embroidery, and also fits perfectly with neutral and natural decor schemes.

Here in the Jones & Cane office, we ve decided to give this hessian wreath project7 a go whether you see photos of the finished product here on the blog will depend on our creative skills!

Getting Crafty With Hessian

Hessian can be made surprisingly pretty.

Country-style wedding decor

Another area that seems to have embraced using jute or hessian cloth is wedding planning8 there s no end to the ideas online, from table runners to bags for favours to bunting to floral displays. If your wedding s outdoors, in a barn, or just has a vintage theme, there s so much that can be done with a bit of hessian and some imagination. Try this lovely site9 for ideas.

So not only is hessian practical and fashionable, it s also available off the shelf here at Jones & Cane.

We sell it by the metre, as sacks, or as sandbags.

Why not visit us10 to see our range, which also includes natural strings and decorative papers that could help you create something really pretty.

You can also order online11 or over the phone on 01603 722264.

References

  1. ^ sacks (www.jonesandcane.co.uk)
  2. ^ sandbags (www.jonesandcane.co.uk)
  3. ^ hessian (www.jonesandcane.co.uk)
  4. ^ 1940s weekend (www.nnrailway.co.uk)
  5. ^ hessian (www.jonesandcane.co.uk)
  6. ^ Pinterest (uk.pinterest.com)
  7. ^ hessian wreath project (www.wikihow.com)
  8. ^ wedding planning (uk.pinterest.com)
  9. ^ lovely site (burlapprojects.com)
  10. ^ visit us (www.jonesandcane.co.uk)
  11. ^ order online (www.jonesandcane.co.uk)

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