I am sitting in my little cafe now on a Saturday with not a soul in...on a SATURDAY and it is small business Saturday at that, people are out and about on the street laden down with bags of shopping with gifts galore for family friends buying outfits for nights out. Not our quietest Saturday as looking back over the books we took half of what we have taken today this time last year ...but it does make you feel a little deflated non the less. Luckily i am not a crazy spender at christmas buying sensibly for my nearest and dearest, i shop within my limits to ensure i dont have hefty bills coming in.. and with quite days like this you worry about paying staff, electric bills so worrying about what i am going to buy at xmas is defo a no no for me. My mind often wanders at this time of year thinking about those whom will be alone or homeless, people with no work and finding it hard to even put food on the table never mind buying gifts so on the other hand i do feel very lucky indeed...even though i do get paid way less than the minimum wage. December is a troubling time for many out there so dont forget to look after you with simple things like diet and wellbeing, instead of buying 3 for one at boots or buying into all those deals on things that people dont even need in their life why not pick up vouchers for holistic treatments for your loved ones or a block booking of yoga sessions or even encourage those that are always talking about sorting their diet out to a health on a Plate course... which Julia Ebbens Health Coach shall be running very shortly from Pulp Fiction (details will be reveiled soon). We also sell gift vouchers to come and dine in our cafe and we also run our very own Pulp Fiction Pharmacy that you could book friends onto as a special gift... a gift of giving.
A lot of local holistic centres... i recommend Cloud 9 in cullercoats... have a range of life enhancing gifts for sale too... crystals, salt lamps, natural homemade beauty products and candles. So not only will you be supporting local but you will also be giving a useful gift which believe me when the real stresses and strains hit in January when bills come in, when the big clean down comes and you get time to stop and actually think about what the whole thing has all been about that is when a gift meant for you...truely just for you to indulge your mind body and soul will be very much appreciated. So i guess what i am trying to say is take time out for you and if you cant do that then give gifts that enhance the wellbeing of others...hoping they get the hint and return that favour next year.
Seasons Greetings Miss Pulp x