Blast from the past: Notes from a Survivor

January 2019 It is nearly a year that I stopped working at the supermarket and while it was not a particularly auspicious decision for our finances it certainly is for my mental health. I did not enjoy Christmas 2018 particularly because of all the emphasis of buying more and more but I was fully, entirely and enormously grateful not having to experience it again working … Continue reading Blast from the past: Notes from a Survivor

Carol annes poetry prompt for this week!

Bee set me a wonderful prompt for this week! In the grounds of longing, the young ones rejoice Isnt that awesome! 😀 So I decided to give it a go! So here goes my attempt at a poem using it! Emotions they fly flying so high and in the grounds of longing the young ones rejoice rejoice in the joy of Christmas time which is … Continue reading Carol annes poetry prompt for this week!

Story Time: The Gift/Zeit fuer eine Geschichte: Das Geschenk

October 2018 First published in December 2011: The Gift “They are lime green!” my younger sister Sofia whispered when she came sneaking up the stairs. “What are you talking about?!” I dragged her into our room as our parent’s door started creaking suspiciously. I had just woken up and realised she was gone. “Aunt Bertha’s jumpers!” “Oh no not jumpers again!!!!” I sighed. “Yea and … Continue reading Story Time: The Gift/Zeit fuer eine Geschichte: Das Geschenk

Simply having a wonderful Christmas time/ Einfach eine wundervolle Weihnachtszeit haben

October 2018 It seems to start earlier and earlier. Last week I saw the first Christmas aisle in Sainsbury’s. Glad I do not work in a supermarket anymore. It must be a nightmare now. So please if you come across a grumpy employee give them a smile and understand the pressure. Thanks. December 2011 Right! It is Christmas time and we all know the trouble: … Continue reading Simply having a wonderful Christmas time/ Einfach eine wundervolle Weihnachtszeit haben

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Again I wonder/Und wieder wundere ich mich

October 2018 Yes, soon it is that time of the year again. On Tuesday I was shopping at Sainsbury’s and guess what? They have one aisle that is Halloween one side and Christmas the other. Really? So, this post from Easter 2011 fits perfectly for reposting: April 2011 Are there any other religious holidays that are so much about shopping than Christmas and Easter? What … Continue reading Again I wonder/Und wieder wundere ich mich

Have a wonderful new week…

…. and a lovely Christmas time! Even though it is Cyber Monday I have done my grocery shopping in-store and spent much too much. As an employee of my preferred supermarket I got 20% off everything today so I stocked up on everything that does not perish, got all the Christmas stuff including cards and wrapping paper and got us something nice for lunch (yummy … Continue reading Have a wonderful new week…