The other morning, I woke up in Las Vegas - I was there for a technology trade show - and suddenly panicked that I hadn't called my wife, Sue. I've been travelling in different time zones for 35 years of the 45 we've been together, and, as other frequent business travellers will recognise, it's too complicated - and expensive - to speak a lot. But after a couple of days, I always ring. I even reached for my mobile on the hotel bedside table. Then the shocking reality hit me.
The other morning, I woke up in Las Vegas – I was there for a technology trade show – and suddenly panicked that I hadn’t called my wife, Sue. I’ve been travelling in different time zones for 35 years of the 45 we’ve been together, and, as other frequent business travellers will recognise, it’s too complicated – and expensive - to speak a lot. But after a couple of days, I always ring. I even reached for my mobile on the hotel bedside table. Then the shocking reality hit me.
Ingvar Kamprad, the multi-billionaire founder of the Ikea furniture company, was born in 1926 near Almhult, in Smaland, a remote part of southern Sweden. His parents were Feodor, the son of German immigrants, and Berta, daughter of the owner of the biggest store in Almhult. Ingvar grew up on the farm that Feodor inherited from his parents in Elmtaryd, in the parish of Agunnaryd.
@thomaswoodcock I dropped it there by accident. And I went to the store to buy something wirey with a hook. The store lady then said “This is what people use to get keys out from behind radiators”. (It’s a thing!)
Household tip: after half the morning trying to get a bunch of keys from behind a radiator, I find this - an extendable magnet on a stick - in a corner hardware store for £4.99. Five-second job. https://t.co/zdZ1V0Ak84
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