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?