“SEISMIC POLITICAL EVENTS CAN AFFECT INDIVIDUAL LIVES IN BEWILDERING WAYS, AND IT TURNS OUT HAPPINESS DOESN’T RESIDE AT THE BOTTOM OF A CAN OF COKE.”

My Dad escaped the rationing of the products…

Dorota, born in 1970s

I remember getting sweets for Christmas and not being allowed to eat them. My mum, who ruled the household, made sure I would not eat them and used them as Christmas tree decoration instead. Many years later, I found out that my dad, in secret from my mum, ate all the sweets and stuffed the wrappers with paper… He basically escaped the rationing of the products…