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Square Stationery And A Language Lesson Or Two! (Or - How A "Tiger" Teased My Interest!)
You should know by now that the best way to get me interested in your Company is to have some kind of unusual twist.

I had previously visited "Tiger" in the Highcross Shopping Centre on a couple of occassions - but my last visit was something of a revelation.

For those of you who don't know what "Tiger" is - it is a Danish chain of shops selling all sorts of weird and wonderful items.

The nearest equivalent I have come across is the Dutch chain called "Blokker" (a shop - along with "Media Markt" for electrical goods - which I miss when I am over in England).

The first thing to grab my interest appeared to be one of those puzzles that you rearrange (you know the ones - you have several bits that you have to get back into their original shape).  On closer inspection I found out what it was.


A Stationery Set which is actually portable.

I did find a few other odds and ends which I needed.

Then I realised I needed something to take everything home in.

Now, call me crazy if you want to, but I prefer buying things which remind me of my friends (if I am not buying stuff I urgently need that is).

The bag I saw reminded me of one person in particular (even though I didn't originally see their native language on it).


This bag has the names of different countries in the language of that country.

My fun did not end there though.

When I reached the till so I could pay I saw a dish with something on it.  Next to the dish I saw a sign written in Danish.  Now - Danish appears on the list of languages I cannot speak.  Apparently, I can read a bit of it though.

The first word on the sign was "Gratis" - so my Dutch (and German) informed me I was not going to be charged a penny.  The second word was one which I had never come across before but it looked not unlike the Dutch "Proef" = pronounced "Proof" (in English - Test).

Put those words together and my brain decided that was going to take advantage of the "Free Trial" (or "Taste") that was on offer.  This may explain why - a few seconds after reading that sign I found myself trying some (what tasted like) Dutch licorice.

If you want to while away a few hours go to your nearest "Tiger" Store.

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