Just got back from my customary 5 minute dash to the gemutlichkeit of getting a quick coffee and fruhstuck from E und T, cafe king and queen par excellence at Greenwood Shopping Centre.

When times are tough, which is certainly the case for Muggins right now, I tend to revert back to that most ancient and powerful strain within my hybrid wayward legacy.

Or, as I once described to a friend this feeling of needing to retreat behind the fortress walls of my own private Camelot as ‘having to go full-Celtic.’

Still, it was nice to be able to leave the house just for 5 minutes for the first time in two days.

I love languages, words, communication of any kind, so on days when I feel I might be even slightly understood, I want to make the most of it.

This morning, then, saw me torturing poor T. with childhood memories of happy holidays spent at a campsite on the shores of Maria Laach near Koblenz, and how I enjoyed savoury dishes involving bockwurst et cetera while with E., I discussed the pressing issue of why on earth German whipped cream doesn’t contain any sugar.

Still, it’s always nice to have a little chat with this lovely welcoming couple. And the coffee is outstanding, just like their wide selection of brekkie and lunch goodies.

Let’s hope today will be a good day ..   Always look on the bright side of life, right?

 

X+X

 

 

2 thought on “Full Celtic”
  1. Thank you so much for your words Richard! I wish I was as good as you are in putting experience and emotions into beautiful words. You are an excellent writer! It’s always a real pleasure to see you :)!
    Also thank you for sharing your story and dass du deinen Kopf nicht in den Sand steckst!! 🙂

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