HomeAbout MeBlogTestimonialsContact Me
Visions on Inequality
Inspired by the News
Inspirational People
Being Me
Breaking Down The Barriers (Places Providing Support)
Social Creatives
June, 2014
July, 2014
August, 2014
September, 2014
October, 2014
November, 2014
December, 2014
January, 2015
February, 2015
March, 2015
April, 2015
May, 2015
June, 2015
July, 2015
August, 2015
September, 2015
October, 2015
November, 2015
December, 2015
January, 2016
February, 2016
March, 2016
April, 2016
May, 2016
June, 2016
July, 2016
August, 2016
September, 2016
October, 2016
November, 2016
December, 2016
January, 2017
February, 2017
March, 2017
April, 2017
June, 2017
July, 2017
August, 2017
September, 2017
October, 2017
November, 2017
December, 2017
January, 2018
February, 2018
March, 2018
May, 2018
July, 2018
August, 2018
September, 2018
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.

<< Back Add New Comment
0 items total
Add New Comment
Please type the confirmation code you see on the image*
Reload image