Thursday, 15 March 2012

Being British ......

The sun is shining, I had the morning off work and I've been thinking, its the little things that really matter in life J Growing something from seed, making a hand-made gift for a friend, collecting shells by the sea (I love doing that!), eating something yummy like Ben & Jerry’s Fish Food ice cream, walking the dog in the woods, watching the sun rise, strolling around Whitstable and looking in the pretty shop windows, receiving flowers (hint hint J) and chocolates (another hint!) the list is endless really.

I complained to a company this week about sending me a leaflet and I had to pay the postage + service charge because they didn’t use the correct stamps! Imagine my surprise when they sent me a box today containing a lovely tin of Marks + Spencers biscuits plus a cheque to reimburse me for the postage. How lovely is that? And the added bonus is the tin is so lovely I can use it in my sewing room! I must remember to complain more often ;-)

This morning I was invited to attend a British Citizenship ceremony for my friends Shaun + Kimmi in Rochester Corn Exchange. It was the first one I had ever attended, well its not an everyday event is it? I've often wandered what it was like to attend. It's a special event for people that want to become British, something that we take for granted. I wonder how that feels, to become British?


Photo by Tris Linnell under CC BY-NC-SA


5 comments:

Martin and Amy said...

How interesting to be able to attend something like that. I suppose we just take it for granted, but there are people out there who want to be British citizens! haha!

Have a good day, and complaining is always good if you are not satisfied with something. Most companies are so worried about their brand image that they will often send you things to compensate. Glad you got M&S biscuits too, much better than Tesco Value or something like that, that would have been an insult!

Martin :0)

eight by six said...

Thanks Martin. Yes totally agree you can't go wrong with good old M&S!

Jo said...

That must have been an interesting ceremony. How nice of the company to send you some yummy biscuits. I find that more and more these days, companies just don't seem to be bothered about looking after their customers so it's nice when you hear something like this.

serendipity said...

I remember reading a list of questions they ask as part of the process and I couldn't answer a lot of them! Look forward to seeing more of your garden this year. xx

eight by six said...

Yes they had a very long process to get to this stage, about 5 years! They had to sit an exam and like you say some of the questions I had no idea either.