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Double walking sticks

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When I got trekking poles some years ago, I started looking for any accessory that would enable you to carry the poles and have your hands free when riding a bus, walking into a shop and such. I found nothing, so I tried to manage with constructions of my own. Some kind of strap was the idea.
Stavgehäng

Now however another solution appears. Poles that can be folded and unfolded, still keeping the correct length that you have adjusted. I haven’t tried them yet. Seem promising though.

Black Diamond

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December 16, 2014 at 12:24

EU elections, a footballer’s view

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Which team would choose a player whose intention is to score in his own goal?

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June 5, 2009 at 16:19

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Champions my foot

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If the United players start a row among them because of the defeat, what should we call them?

Manchester Dismembered?

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May 29, 2009 at 10:44

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Another cap

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This is a baseball cap. Quite an ordinary one, without any club badge or commercial mark. It is made in China, and I bought it in Japan. Not that I am very interested in baseball, but there is a funny story connected to it, which I have told some people, but never written down before.

An evening in Kyoto I was walking along a street near the central railway station. Most shops were closed, and there were few other people around. One shop however was open, a special store for baseball gear. Knowing that baseball is big in Japan, I got the idea to enter and see if there was any interesting merchandise. Immediately I noted a cap with a big S on it, “S for Sven” I thought, “would like to have it!” But the guy in the shop refused! And he couldn’t speak one single word of English! So I went out to see if I could find anyone in the street who could speak English and was willing to help me, and by third try I found a girl who got back with me into the shop to interpret.

It turned out that those caps with club logos were for sale on special order only, and obviously the seller could not part with the only one he had for show. So with the help of the girl I asked if he had any cap at all that he could sell – and then he came up with a whole box of these white anonymous ones! Deal!

Not much of a salesman, eh? He could have tried himself to make me buy something else when he could not give what I wanted first?

But I met many helpful people during my visit to Japan. This shop guy was one of the few exceptions, I am glad to tell.

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August 10, 2008 at 17:01

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Gesundheit!

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June 25, 2008 at 09:38

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Sorry for Italy

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My “three ties in one knot” magic did not work. Now, the semifinals are highly interesting. Two of the traditionally great football countries will face two hardworking upstarts. Looking at the outcome so far, I would say the odds are almost even. Will Spain manage to keep the speed up? What new hits are to await from Schweinsteiger and Ballack?

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June 23, 2008 at 08:54

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Oranje non c’è più, ma Gli Azzurri campano!

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June 22, 2008 at 08:49

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