Finally, I am home.
We have been in our Sea change destination for 3 years now, but it was not until today that I felt like I was finally one with my environment, and it was one, with me.
I was home.
Because, finally, a European continental grocer opened up at my local shopping centre and I CAN NOT EVEN.
I am ecstatic. Back in our old ‘hood I used to shop weekly or twice-weekly (who am I kidding it was thrice-weekly) at a great grocer deli that was near all the other big supermarkets.
The location and convenience was optimal. I could go to H&G, grab all the fruit and veg I could feast my eyes upon, and then anything I wasn’t keen on I could get at the $$$ supermarkets.
H&G had a huge range, good produce, and was value for money.
I lost ALL of that when we moved here. I have been focusing on supermarket produce ever since and IT KILLS ME. Sure there are gourmet produce places out here, but they are not just $$$…
They are $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
So it has been only slightly annoying.
But today… today! I was in heaven. The produce was fresh and inviting, and so wide in range. There were some gourmet deli products, European basics (which had become foreign rather than regular to me in our moving here), and we even got a whole pumpkin, for 27 cents!
What? How does one buy a 2.185 kilo pumpkin for 27 cents?
Why, when it is on a daily special of 8 cents per kilo, that’s how.
8 cents a kilo???!!!
But that is not all. Noooo.
I was walking by the biscuits and nuts and my eyes came to rest on the most heavenly of boxes.
These are the best God-damn wafer biscuits in the world. There, I have called it. They don’t sell it at my local Safeway and when I bought a similar product from a competitor…
They were NOT the same. 👎
Do not buy imitation people.
I proceeded to grab a packet and tell baby girl that these were in fact the best biscuits in the world, while non-Euro pensioners walked by me with curious eyes taking a second look at the Napolitanke.
Yep that’s right. Keep walking. They are all MINE.
I grabbed a papaya for old times sake and Hubbie branched out with gourmet sauce, we got our produce and were out of there…
I am so happy. Soooooo happy. Oh man. I will have to shop there every day until the novelty wears off.