Communication Breakdown

Today I experienced a genuine communication breakdown using that Common Language.  There I stood filling my bags at the mega TESCO. I was tired and thirsty and sticky and hot. The woman at the till clearly wanted to get me through because she was taking a break (I closed her gate at her request).  I … Continue reading Communication Breakdown

Trolleys, Tills and Treacle

Purchasing the everyday essentials to feed, clothe, clean, and tend ourselves is an activity that we must attend to at least once per week. So learning the ins and outs of shopping is one of the first experiences when living in another country. One might think the experience in Britain to be essentially the same … Continue reading Trolleys, Tills and Treacle