Just got back from my customary 5 minute dash to the gemutlichkeit of getting a quick coffee and fruhstuck from Eva und Torsten, 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 Torsten 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 Eva, 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?