Well, folks, a week today, I am going back home to Germany. What goodies to bring back from Blighty?
Yesterday I went to Poundland ( a bit like Ted in Germany) and got some good bargains, and no rubbish, either, including bike accessories, computer gear, plug adapters, all for a pound each. These little victories make me happy.
(As an aside, the last time I went shopping in one big supermarket, it was to buy doughnuts and muffin for everyone in the office in Bracknell, Berkshire, for my last day on my contract. The assistant said to me:
Doughnuts – it must be your birthday today?
No. It’s my last day in the office before I move back to Germany.
Germany? Wow, your English is excellent.
Thank you. I was born in Germany, but I am trying every day to improve my English.
(I wasn’t lying. As a pad’s brat, I was born in Germany, in a British military hospital on the German-Dutch border. I am also a big fan of www.grammarly.com.)
Here’s my list of things to buy before I go back.
- Easter eggs
- Coal tar soap
- Lemon zest soap (Tesco brand)
- Mature Cheddar cheese
- Sainsburys sweet pickle
- Yorkshire teabags
- Marmite/yeast extract
- Bovril/beef extract
Have a supermarket sweeping day, won’t you!