SCOTTISH SCENE: ERIKKA ASKELAND
The Sunday Times
Nothing says “celebration of the death and resurrection of a deity” better than cheap chocolate packaged in a carapace of non-biodegradable plastic.
Like most Scots, my experience of actual shopping in a shop has been narrowed to a monotonous array of shelves offering the same goods at every nearby grocers. The centre aisle at a certain German discount supermarket offers some entertaining diversion, but the selection is perhaps too random to be truly useful. Time was I could venture a little farther beyond my local authority boundary to the American cash-and-carry warehouse for at least some variety, until travel there was restricted. Time was, before the lockdowns, shops offered an actual range of goods, depending on your tastes and preferences. As high street stalwarts such