Letter sent to The Guardian, on 22 June 2020:
Tim Dee's travel story on midsummer in Tromsø - inside Norway's Artic circle - overlooked one of the odd curiosities of the city, which I came across on a visit some years ago: the British Consulate there is has its office in the HQ of the local Mack Brewery. The honorary consul, Haakon Bredrup, has his address as: Mack’s Ølbryggeri AS, P.O. Box 6142, 9291 Tromsø, and the email contact address is via Mack brewery web site! A very sensible location as a pint, of beer in Norway does not leave much change from a tenner, and no doubt he has negotiated a concession.