Bringing it Back

imageI don’t know why I done it, but I did buy a few things during my trip to Basel/Freiburg. The first thing was a wheelie suitcase. Actually, this was a planned purchase. I knew I would have to hit Baselworld full tilt when I arrived, which precluded carrying around a big suitcase from booth to booth. Packing light wasn’t a huge problem, but I also knew I would be accquiring all manner of press materials (and chocolates) to bring back with me. So I made a plan to bring a weekender in, and get a wheelie to bring things back.

I bought a suitcase in Basel last year because the luggage that I brought with me discombobulated. I bought a silver case (because the bag that broke belonged to Andrew) and it was semi problematic when I had to do a transfer and it looked like every other cask on the carousel. And when it got lost, it was hard to identify.

So I bought an orange wheelie (see above). Note, the case is made in Switzerland. As for the less necessary purchases….

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My feet were tired from all the running back and forth and these red Crocs were on sale at a discount grocery store.

imageI was feeling bleak one day and then I remembered that my favourite things about Germany are stationery stores and curry wurst. So I bought a jar full of ink cartridges and a red made in Germany Lamy fountain pen. I have always wanted one bought for some reason they seem more expensive in Canada. It probably seemed like a steal in Germany because I misinterpreted the exchange rate. Either way, no regrets.

(The other pens are swag and an impulse buy Stabilo.)

imageI had a day off on Tuesday, so I tried to hit some second hand shops in Freiburg. I found this teeny tiny Aero Watch  pocket watch, which is not working but I thought it would make a pretty pendant to commemorate the trip. And on my last day in Basel on Wednesday, I went to a flea market where I found an old gold filled long guard chain to hang it from (long chains were everywhere at Baselworld).

The watch is Swiss Made, the chain is French.