As I travel the world and meet Johnny Foreigner and, indeed, as he comes to visit me in the City of London I am honoured to receive little tokens of appreciation in exchange for the undoubted pearls of wisdom I strew in his largely unappreciative path.
I have, as a result of all this international inter-activity, acquired an interesting collection of objets and given the effort required to pass these to me I feel that it is only fair that I record them for posterity.
In Victorian times (and, indeed, before) gentlemen collectors would acquire strange things from around the world; dinosaur bones, mermaid mummies, meteorites, ancient weapons, interesting crystals, choice pieces of Eastern erotica etc. and display them in what were called Cabinets of Curiosities.
This, then, is my digital Cabinet in which I will record the gifts I receive from business contacts and friends (using the term in it's loosest sense) from around the globe.