Tuesday, December 30, 2008
2009 - How To Survive It
Well that was a crap year wasn't it? Here is my take on how to survive 2009. 3 years ago I was an affluent business woman, big cars, big house and no time to enjoy life. Take it from me the simple life is GOOD.
Here's where it all started. The big boys did it and ran away. So now what can we expect?
Millions of people all over the world will face unemployment.
Taxes will rise on an unprecedented scale to pay back all the money borrowed to bail out the banks.
Interest rates have fallen to near zero but not fully passed on to borrowers but fully passed on to savers. Oh yeah that's fair!
People will have to downsize - well that's if they can sell their houses.
The big high street names are falling like flies. No more Woolworth. I can't ever remember there not being a Woolworth.
Empty pockets and full credit cards doesn't make for having a good time - OR DOES IT?
A man bigger than The White House will be in charge of the most influential country in The World. Let him take care of the big stuff and if our government tappy lappy behind him like they have Bush then we should be OK. In the meantime................
Small businesses should flourish with the big boys falling like flies. Communities can come together again.
We can take time to see what's on our doorstep instead of shopping for recreation.
Vintage shops and charity shops are seeing a boom and power to their elbows is what I say.
When inflation hits figures as big as the national debt we at least can carry our money around in a very stylish wheelbarrow like this one. They didn't have these in 1930s Germany.
We can just Slow Down, We Move Too Fast as the song says.
And finally we can all learn from this little message. Have a good 2009 despite everything.