Every month there are a slew of holidays and celebrations all over the world. Some are quite esoteric and peculiar and others are fun and random. This is all well and good, but how about honoring those businesses and inventions that have been around since the glorious Victorian and Edwardian eras? So here we are eight different businesses or inventions that began in March who are still going strong about 200 years later! If you are in possession of any of these items consider yourself practically Victorian! All pictures are linked to the shopping site, unless otherwise stated.
So an interesting convergence happened. First, for the past couple of years I have been hearing talk about gut health. Recently, I signed up for the city employee weight loss challenge that started on March 1st. Last night, I became violently ill with a “thing” and like previous times, I landed myself in the emergency room. This time, it was because I ruptured some vessels in my stomach during my violent purging episode.
I am at my cottage now, resting with my dog Beaux and his cousin. I came across an article from the Daily Mail back in 2015 extolling how a Victorian Diet is the latest thing in nutrition, because our forbearers were extremely healthy. *Sigh* While I would never go that far, there are merits that go along with the current gut-health. The Victorian aspect makes the modern gut-health fixation more appealing to me now.–On the other hand, some times, it is inconsequential what the catalyst is as long as it gets one moving on a better track.