First of all, congrats to the US of A for voting for change. I was delighted to finally hear it confirmed last night that Biden/Harris won the election. No gloating and sneering necessary, the last four years have been divisive enough in the US. And yes, I can see that even though I do *not* live in the US. Here’s hoping that the new team will succeed in reuniting their populace to a degree that allows democracy to regenerate, and that gives maximum freedom to *all* people.
Ok, let me lighten up the mood now. The scenario: I am currently doing a lot of shopping online – both for Xmas and my son’s birthday in early December, as well as the home-made advent calendar I create each year for both my kids, *and* the traditional 6th of December “Nikolaus” gifts. I’m trying to find small and inexpensive, yet original gifts, and one thing I came across were these personalised tubs of Haribo sugar gums… They have various templates which you can personalise with a photo and a message from “girlpower”, via “best dad” to “many thanks”. They print the label and stick it onto the lid of the tub. The gums come in all kinds of varieties: gummibears, cola bottles, sweet cherries, what have you. They also do peaches (see picture right). 🍑 *um* And then this happened.
*Mann des Jahres = man of the year
Sorry. I just couldn’t help it… (Just so you know: I didn’t order this tub. I don’t like gummi peaches. I prefer real peaches. *coughs*)
Small Business Shout-out of the Day
I can’t wait to receive my shipment from another Dublin small business that I ordered the other day. In fact, just now, while looking at JamArtFactory‘s site to copy the link, I placed another order for items 😱. Their stuff is just too cool. They mainly sell art prints by local artists, but they also have some other items such as jewelry, laser cuts, ceramics etc.
Sorry, my pictures are Dublin-centric, but JamArtFactory do a lot of artwork that is not particularly Irish but simply cool… Anyway, they represent local artists, so I am happy to have ordered some pieces from them to support the art scene in Ireland. And to give to various family and friends this Christmas…
Happy Sunday all, and do let me know of *your* local shops that *you* are supporting. If I like what I see, I’ll shout them out 📣